April 4, 2019
We are pleased to share with you the encouraging results of the February 2019, UGME accreditation status report. The CACMS report reviewed our compliance with Accreditation Standard 9: Teaching, Supervision, Assessment, and Student and Patient Safety, and in particular our compliance with Element 9.3: Clinical Supervision of Medical Students, which CACMS found to be unsatisfactory during its Limited Site Survey in 2017.
The report indicates that on Standard 9, our status is ‘compliance, with a need for monitoring’. For Element 9.3, our status went from ‘unsatisfactory’ to ‘satisfactory with a need for monitoring’. This is evidence of everyone’s dedicated efforts and genuine commitment to improving our teaching and learning environment across sites and programs to ensure our students succeed.
As you know, since 2017, we have implemented many initiatives to improve the supervision of our medical students, including putting in place various reporting mechanisms to help us identify and address specific sites and services where the adequate supervision has been questioned. Concerns raised are brought to the attention of the Clerkship Director, the Associate Dean, UGME and ultimately to the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. Additionally, when any issues arise, we work directly with the service(s) involved.
Our focused efforts continue as we prepare for our mid-cycle review and submit additional reports
As part of our commitment to teaching excellence, we are now focused on the Interim Accreditation Survey (Mid-Cycle), with its onsite visit May 27-29. Additionally, in December a number of status reports are due on various elements that CACMS continues to monitor. These reports allow us to demonstrate our commitment to making ongoing improvements.
We thank each of you for the role you play in these efforts. Our work, of course, is ongoing as it should be in the context of continuous quality improvement. We can look forward to building on our progress as we strengthen all areas of the UGME Program to best prepare our students to meet the evolving health care needs of society and their patients.
David Eidelman, MDCM
Vice-Principal (Health Affairs)
Dean, Faculty of Medicine
Beth-Ann M. Cummings,
MDCM, MSc (HPE)
Associate Dean, UGME
Faculty of Medicine
Douglass Dalton, MDCM
Faculty of Medicine