McGill Alert / Alerte de McGill

Updated: Thu, 07/18/2024 - 18:12

Gradual reopening continues on downtown campus. See Campus Public Safety website for details.

La réouverture graduelle du campus du centre-ville se poursuit. Complément d'information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention.

Longitudinal Themes

Social Accountability, Population Health and Health Advocacy

Good clinical practice is rooted in advocating for the needs of patients and society and requires reacting to opportunities for health promotion and disease prevention. The best physicians and surgeons identify and treat diseases, but are actively engaged in keeping individuals and populations healthy, are responsible not only to individual patients but also the communities in which they live, and capitalize on opportunities to address societal needs. The Social Accountability, Primary Health Care and Population Health and Health Advocacy curricular theme guides the teaching of these important concepts and skills in a coordinated, progressive and meaningful way throughout the four years of the MDCM Program.

This curricular theme includes knowledge, skills and attitudes related to:

  • Public health
  • Indigenous health
  • Global health
  • Equity and diversity
  • Patient safety
  • Advocacy

Professional Identity and Practice (Physicianship)

Doctors are both professionals and healers. The best physicians and surgeons are skilled in the clinical method, understand their roles as professionals and healers, work well in teams and know how to keep themselves well, while devoting themselves to the care of others. The Professional Identity and Practice curricular theme guides the teaching of these important concepts and skills in a coordinated, progressive and meaningful way throughout the four years of the MDCM Program.

This curricular theme includes knowledge, skills and attitudes related to:

  • Healer role of the physician
  • Clinical method: Interviewing and communication skills
  • Clinical method: Physical examination skills, including ultrasonography
  • Medical ethics and health law
  • Leadership
  • Student wellness & resilience
  • Interprofessional practice
  • Palliative care

Basic Science, Critical Thinking and Knowledge Translation

Science forms the foundation of good clinical practice. The best physicians and surgeons have strong databases, think critically, incorporate evidence into practice and ask scholarly questions. The Basic Science, Critical Thinking and Knowledge Translation curricular theme guides the teaching of these important concepts and skills in a coordinated, progressive and meaningful way throughout the four years of the MDCM Program.

This curricular theme includes knowledge, skills and attitudes related to:

  • Basic Sciences
  • Social Studies of Medicine
  • Research fundamentals
  • Evidence-based medicine (EBM)
  • Critical appraisal
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