Major changes announced for the medicine program

1164630Several changes await future students of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) of the University of Sherbrooke from the fall of 2017.

Medical education will be fully “revised, expanded and modernized,” does one ad.

We wanted to “update the doctoral program in medicine to continue to train competent physicians, able to meet the growing needs of patients and able to meet the new challenges in health in Quebec and New Brunswick,” said-t- is a press release issued Tuesday morning.

“The training is four years prior to the residence and will be particularly well suited to professional practice. Program management wanted to increase consistency between learning activities and curriculum changes in medical practice. ”

Five changes will therefore be made to the doctoral program in medicine in 2017. reentry Training will be anchored in practice and learning will focus on real clinical situations and a global approach. The skills will be developed gradually by encouraging student autonomy.

New educational formulas, such as the Learning Team (PAC) or the case method will be integrated into the program and the presence of a mentor to support students in their learning and development of their professional identity.

Teaching activities will no longer be organized by organ-systems. The knowledge required to understand the operation and the complexity of the human body will be included in clinical situations that call for all medical disciplines, like the doctor’s actual practice.

Finally, educational materials will be entirely digital, do you lists.

Since 2009, work has been undertaken to build a new curriculum around six orientations: the act competently, disciplinary compartmentalization, the overall or general approach, professional collaboration, flexibility and an efficient and dynamic program management.

Management has developed or re-evaluated no less than 65 new teaching activities (courses) in addition to several existing courses, it is added.

To create more links between educational activities and learning philosophy restraint, program management has decided to make changes in the program structure.

The new curriculum will enable the future doctor learn in real or simulated situations, representative of their future practice. care situations also include changing lifestyle, professionalism and collaboration, ethical reasoning and end of life care.

The last change of this magnitude dates back to 1987, when UdeS had distinguished itself by its approach and objectives Learning method problem (APP), highlights the direction of the faculty.

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