Education Sessions

The following external education sessions may be of interest to family physicians and primary care team members. Additional information about each session can be found via the registration link provided.


Earn 1.25 Mainpro credits for each session.

Thu, Sep 14 2023
6:00 - 7:15 pm

Introduction to Having a Learner In Your Practice: Undergraduate Preceptor Orientation

30 mins | Facilitator: Lillian Au

  • How to build an effective learning environment.
  • How to create an orientation checklist for your learner
  • Scheduling an efficient clinic day - wave scheduling
  • Learn how to teach to the level of your learner - includes overview of MD Program informing the teaching expectations for LCE, electives, clerkship 

Undergraduate Preceptor Orientation

30 mins | Facilitators: David Pickle, Martin Tieu, Ann Lee

  • What’s new for LCE, FM Electives, Clerkship

Wed, Oct 25 2023
6:00 - 7:15 pm

Managing the Clinical Encounter With Your Learner

Facilitator: Lillian Au

  • Learn how to prepare your learner to see a patient.
  • Review tips on how to directly observe your learner.
  • How do you teach a procedural skill to your learner?
  • How to incorporate clinical reasoning and questioning in optimizing your clinical teaching?

Mon, Nov 27 2023
6:00 - 7:15 pm

Giving (and Receiving) Feedback

Facilitator: Lillian Au

  • Define feedback and describe the importance of feedback in medical education.
  • Discuss challenges of giving & receiving feedback.
  • Develop strategies for providing effective feedback to your learner.

Tue, Jan 16 2024
6:00 - 7:15 pm

Assessment of Your Learner

Facilitators: Ann Lee, Sam Horvey

  • Define formative assessment (eg. field notes), and summative assessment 
  • Reviewing pitfalls and pearls of assessment.
  • Discuss how to complete a meaningful assessment of your learner’s performance.

Mon, Feb 5 2024
6:00 - 7:15 pm

Learner in Difficulty

Sam Horvey, Joanne Baergen

  • Learn to troubleshoot a difficult learning situation - is it the learner, the environment or the preceptor (or combination of one or more?
  • Discuss strategies on how to best approach difficult situations, include developing a learning plan

Thurs, Feb 29 & Thurs, Mar 7 2024
6:00 - 7:15 pm

Antiracism in the Clinical Setting Part 1/2

Facilitator: Eniola Salami

  • Define racism, anti-racism, anti-oppression, microaggressions and covert racism.
  • Define positionality and intersectionality and discuss its effect on clinical teaching
  • Summarize the changing landscape of accreditation standards for anti-racism in medical education and the implications for clinical teachers

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Antiracism in the Clinical Setting Part 2/2

Facilitator: Eniola Salami

  • Introduce practical ways clinical teachers can avoid implicit racial bias in patient presentations, diagnostic reasoning, evidence appraisal and management using an interactive case study
  • Introduce tools clinical teachers can use to evaluate learners with regards to their anti-racism teaching/education

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Wed, Apr 10 2024
6:00 - 7:15 pm

Teaching and Supporting Learners in 2SLGBTQ+ Care

Facilitator: Sanja Kostov

  • Communicate more accurately using inclusive language as related to gender and sexuality
  • Explore techniques for creating safe and affirming professional spaces for colleagues, staff, learners and patients
  • Incorporate practical tips for teaching 2SLGBTQIA+ affirming care into clinical practice

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