Job Posting: Maternal and Child Health Enhanced Skills Program Director


Published: 6Nov2019

Reporting directly to the Enhanced Skills Program Director, the Maternal and Child Health Enhanced Skills Program Director is responsible for overseeing the Maternal and Child Health Fellowship for the Department of Family Medicine. Time commitment is estimated at ½ day/week (0.10 FTE) averaged over the course of the year.

The responsibilities of the program director, assisted by the residency program committee include:

  1. The development and implementation of the Maternal and Child Enhanced Skills residency program such that it meets the general standards of accreditation, and the specific standards set forth by the accrediting colleges.
  2. Ensure that the Maternal and Child Enhanced Skills program adheres to the Triple C curriculum objectives of Family Medicine (comprehensive, continuous, and centred in Family Medicine).
  3. Organization of the formal academic curriculum, which must include a scholarly activity project and teaching opportunities, and which may include academic half-days, simulation centre sessions, procedure skills training, in-training exams, workshops and rounds. These should be relevant and continually updated.
  4. Selection and scheduling of rotations with the support of the program administrator, and other educational activities. Service requirements in each rotation must adhere to the FMRQ contract.
  5. Responsible for the overall curriculum and assessment of residents. Educational experiences should be relevant and reviewed regularly.
  6. Ensure appropriate clinical and scholarly supervision of fellows (R3s) in the Maternal and Child Health Enhanced Skills Program.
  7. Evaluation and promotion of residents in accordance with existing Faculty Postgraduate Medical Education policies, including holding documented quarterly progress meetings with each resident. If a resident is in academic difficulty, develop appropriate remedial training (FLEX or remedial programs) in consultation with the Faculty of Medicine regulations). Assisted by the Resident Competency Committee, complete the final In-Training Evaluation (FITER).
  8. Be familiar with the policies of McGill University, including the “Code of Conduct”.
  9. Ensure that each resident has a faculty advisor and that meetings are held regularly, and that faculty advisor receives adequate support.
  10. Ensure that the Faculty of Medicine’s Resident Well Being policies are adhered. Be familiar with the Faculty of Medicine’s “The WELL Office”, which offers a variety of services to support the wellness of residents and fellows throughout their postgraduate medical training at McGill.
  11. The establishment of mechanisms to provide career planning and counseling for residents to deal with day-to-day problems that arise. Remain accessible and responsive to resident needs and concerns throughout their training.
  12. Participates in ongoing program review to assess the quality of the educational experience and to review the resources available in order to ensure that maximal benefit is being derived from the integration of the components of the program. The opinions of the residents must be among the factors considered in this review. This includes: - an assessment of each component of the program to ensure that the educational objectives are being met; - an assessment of resource allocation to ensure that resources and facilities are being utilized with optimal effectiveness; - an assessment of teaching in the program; - an assessment of the teachers in the program in conjunction with the Chair of the department.
  13. Ensure that the Maternal and Child Health Program receives the full funding allocated from PGME by completing the following tasks annually. - Complete the Annual Report for PGME. - Ensure that Faculty Rotations Evaluations for the trainees are up to date (minimum completion rate of 80%). - Address any concerns with regards to the Accreditation standards including (but not exclusive to) learning environment. - Provide a clear account of PGME spending (financial report) is provided to the Associate Dean, PGME office on an annual basis including any requests for additional funding, with the support of the Financial Officer of Family Medicine.
  14.  Regularly participates in the program, department, and university accreditation process and accreditation visits.
  15. Organize and Chair quarterly meetings of the Maternal and Child Health ES Resident Program Committee (RPC) and appoints another clinician teacher to chair the Maternal and Child Health ES Resident Competency Committee (RCC).
  16. Is a member and attends the Family Medicine Enhanced Skills Committee meetings (approximately 46/year).
  17. Ensure that the administration and management of the program is properly organized. Ensuring that the support personnel of the program adequately support the residents and the program on a daily and ongoing basis.
  18. The selection of residency candidates for admission to the program in accordance with CaRMS (if applicable) and PGME regulations.
  19. Network with other program directors within Quebec and nationally, when relevant.
  20. Participate in national Family Medicine bodies such as the College of Family Physicians of Canada and/or local College Chapter.
  21. Participate in Faculty Development activities within the Department of Family Medicine, as relevant.
  22. Attend the annual Department of Family Medicine Retreat.

Required Skills

  • Must be a member of the Department of Family Medicine and certified by the CFPC (College of Family Medicine of Canada)
  • Should have some experience coordinating/managing medical students/residency programs.
  • Must have strong leadership, organizational skills as well as strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must have demonstrated skills in teaching.
  • Should have residency advocacy skills and interests.
  • Should have a working knowledge of the principles of postgraduate medical education.
  • Must be comfortable communicating in both English and French.

Mandate: Four years, renewable for a second four-year term.

Interested applicants should submit their letter of intent & CV to acad-hr.fammed [at] (Rosa Coppola), Academic Affairs Advisor. 

Application Deadline: November 22, 2019

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