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Undergraduate Medical Contribution Information

There are two tables that contain the UG MD academic contributions. One is ‘Undergraduate Medical Clerkship’ and the other is  ‘Undergraduate Medical’. This document discusses the tables individually.

STAR CV is a Faculty of Health Science database. DFM does not have control over the roles or their hours.

Undergraduate Electives

 

In order for the UG MD Program to be able to enter your contrition ALL of the following must be completed:

  1. The student completes the online objectives
  2. The supervisor completes a student evaluation received from the student
  3. The supervisor’s full name is clearly and neatly printed on the evaluation form
  4. The student submits the evaluation form to the UG Elective Office

 

It is recommended that you retain a copy of the evaluation form for your records as proof of the academic contribution.

Undergraduate Clerkship Roles

 

The most common roles are discussed

  • Presenter Teaching Session roles are credited one time per teaching session.
  • Supervisor roles are credited on time per student per rotation.
  • Tutor roles are credited one time per block.
  • MF1 Supervisors. Although not part of clerkship these roles are included in this table

Family Medicine Clerkship Curriculum


The 6 week Family Medicine block rotation is composed of the following components:

  • Family Medicine
    • Family Medicine practice rotation and tutorials
  • Early Years
    • Site visits and lectures
  • Palliative Care
    • Site visits, lectures, interactive sessions, and TOSCE
  • Care of the Elderly (COE)
    • Site visits and lectures
  • Global Health
    • Tutorials and interactive sessions
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
    • Site visits, lectures, and tutorials
  • Selective

Emergency Medicine Clerkship Curriculum


The 6 week Emergency Medicine block rotation is composed of the following components and delivered by a combination of two departments, Department of Family Medicine and Department of Medicine.

  • Emergency Medicine
    • Teaching Sessions, clinical placement in an Emergency Room

Presenter Teaching Session

The Presenter Teaching role is assigned to the teachers of Complementary & Alternative Medicine, Care of the Elderly, Early Years, Global Health,  FMIG Open House and the Emergency Medicine teaching sessions. Faculty will receive 1 hour of teaching for each session. The weight of the role is 4 bringing the total to 4 hours per session.

Preceptor Palliative Care

This role is assigned for the Palliative Care site visit and lecture. Faculty will receive 3 hours per student per visit.

Clerkship Supervisor

Supervisors receive one time per UG MD Student that they supervise for the rotation. Family Medicine supervisors receive 60 hours with a weight of 1.5. Emergency Supervisor hours are distributed among the faculty at HHS and St Joesph’s Hospital as decided by the division.

Supervisor Family Medicine MF1

Although not part of clerkship these roles are included in this table. The role Supervisor Family Medicine MF1 is used for the pre-clerkship 6 week core Family Medicine rotation. Faculty receive one time per student.

Clerkship Tutor

Tutors work with small groups of students to facilitate the learning process.  It is the role of the tutor to help students in the analysis of specially designed "Health Care Problems", rather than being responsible for conveying specific knowledge.

Common Clerkship Role Table

Role Name

Factor / Information

 Total Hours

 Contact Hours

Weight

 Weighted Hours

Preceptor, Palliative Care

per student

 

3.00

1.50

4.50

Presenter, Teaching Session, Clerkship, Emergency Medicine

per 2 hours

 

2.00

4.00

8.00

Presenter, Teaching Session, Clerkship, Family Medicine

per occasion

 

1.00

4.00

4.00

Supervisor, Clerkship, Emergency Medicine

per student

 

30.00

1.50

45.00

Supervisor, Clerkship, Family Medicine

per student

 

60.00

1.50

90.00

Supervisor, Family Medicine, MF 1/2 (Medical Foundations)

per student

 

30.00

1.50

45.00

Supervisor, Family Medicine, MF 1/2 (Medical Foundations), Horizontal Elective

per student

 

25.00

1.50

37.50

Tutor, Clerkship, Family Medicine

per rotation

 

24.00

2.00

48.00


Undergraduate Medical Roles

 

The most common roles are discussed. Additional roles can be found in the following table.

  • Student Advisor
  • OSCE Examiner
  • Interviewer Admissions, MMI
  • Supervisors
  • Tutors

STAR CV is a Faculty of Health Science database. DFM does not have control over the roles or their hours.

Student Advisor

Students are assigned a faculty member to act as their advisor. The advisor will follow the student’s progress throughout the program and should know the background, special needs and goals of the student. The advisors help to monitor the students’ progress and for this purpose receive copies of all the evaluation forms for their students. Advice is given on the choice of electives, and when required, on possible remedial measures. The advisors often write letters of reference for the students they are advising. The Advisor Super role takes a group of 6 students.

OSCE Examiner

The OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) is an exercise in which students individually rotate through a number of stations and are observed performing various activities. 

Interviewer Admissions, MMI

McMaster University has developed a new way to select its medical students that has the applicants doing 12 short successive interviews instead of a traditional panel interview.

Supervisors                                                    

Horizontal electives, unlike block electives, are done on a part-time basis while students are in full-time studies in one of the Foundations. Horizontal electives can range from a few hours in a clinic each week, to on call experiences on the weekends but should be a minimum of 4 sessions or 8 hours in length. Each Horizontal Elective Supervisor receives 1 contact hour per half-day. This role has a weight of 1.5.

In order to receive credit for a student from another University that student must be registered with the electives office.

Tutors

Tutors work with small groups of students to facilitate the learning process

Common Undergraduate Medical Roles

Role Name

Factor / Information

 Total Hours

 Contact Hours

Weight

 Weighted Hours

Advisor, Student

per student per rotation

 

20.00

0.75

15.00

Advisor, Student (Super)

per group per rotation

 

100.00

1.00

100.00

Examiner, OSCE (Observed Structured Clinical Examination)

per occasion

 

6.00

1.00

6.00

Interviewer, Admissions, MMI (Multiple Mini Interview)

per occasion

 

10.00

1.25

12.50

Longitudinal Facilitators, PC (Prof. Competencies) Curriculum MF 1-4

annually

 

125.00

2.00

250.00

Longitudinal Facilitators, PC (Prof. Competencies) Curriculum MF 5

annually

 

40.00

2.00

80.00

Preceptor, Professional Skills, MF 1 (Medical Foundations)

per rotation

 

45.00

1.50

67.50

Preceptor, Professional Skills, MF 2 (Medical Foundations)

per rotation

 

30.00

1.50

45.00

Preceptor, Professional Skills, MF 3 (Medical Foundations)

per rotation

 

30.00

1.50

45.00

Preceptor, Professional Skills, MF 3 (Medical Foundations), Obs & Gyn

per occasion

 

3.00

1.50

4.50

Preceptor, Professional Skills, MF 4 (Medical Foundations)

per rotation

 

30.00

1.50

45.00

Preceptor, Professional Skills, MF 4 (Medical Foundations), Derm

per occasion

 

1.00

1.50

1.50

Preceptor, Professional Skills, MF 5 MSK (Medical Foundations)

per rotation

 

16.00

1.50

24.00

Preceptor, Professional Skills, Practice Sessions, MF1 (Medical Foundations)

per rotation

 

27.00

1.50

40.50

Preceptor, Professional Skills, Practice Sessions, MF2 (Medical Foundations)

per rotation

 

27.00

1.50

40.50

Preceptor, Professional Skills, Practice Sessions, MF3 (Medical Foundations)

per rotation

 

36.00

1.50

54.00

Preceptor, Professional Skills, Practice Sessions, MF4 (Medical Foundations)

per rotation

 

27.00

1.50

40.50

Presenter, Teaching Session

per occasion

 

1.00

4.00

4.00

Reader, Admissions, Autobiographical Submission

per occasion

12

 

0.50

6.00

Speaker, Large Group Session, MF 1 (Medical Foundations)

per occasion

 

2.00

4.00

8.00

Speaker, Large Group Session, MF 2 (Medical Foundations)

per occasion

 

2.00

4.00

8.00

Speaker, Large Group Session, MF 3 (Medical Foundations)

per occasion

 

2.00

4.00

8.00

Speaker, Large Group Session, MF 4 (Medical Foundations)

per occasion

 

2.00

4.00

8.00

Speaker, Large Group Session, MF 5 (Medical Foundations)

per occasion

 

2.00

4.00

8.00

Supervisor, Elective, Block

per week per student (one half-day)

 

6.00

1.88

11.28

Supervisor, Elective, Horizontal

per week per student

 

1.00

1.50

1.50

Supervisor, Elective, Horizontal, 1, Family Medicine

per student per rotation

 

15.00

1.50

22.50

Supervisor, Elective, Visiting Student

per week per student

 

6.00

1.88

11.28

Tutor, MF 1 (Medical Foundations)

annually

 

100.00

2.00

200.00

Tutor, MF 2 (Medical Foundations)

annually

 

50.00

2.00

100.00

Tutor, MF 3 (Medical Foundations)

annually

 

55.00

2.00

110.00

Tutor, MF 4 (Medical Foundations)

annually

 

55.00

2.00

110.00

Tutor, MF 5 (Medical Foundations)

annually

 

80.00

2.00

160.00