The Medical Education Wiki is a reference site for people interested in education of our future doctors set up through Faculty Development in the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan. It was originally created by Deirdre Bonnycastle. It is currently managed by Sean.Polreis@usask.ca
“Medicine is a calling, a call to service. The patient-centered curriculum reflects this noble tradition of commitment to
individual patients, their families and community.
The physician's covenant is a promise to be fully present to patients in their time of need - to ‘be there’,
even when the physician can offer no cure, to provide relief whenever possible, and always to offer comfort and compassion.”
– Curriculum Philosophy. Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
In my past year and in reviews of many reforms and innovations, I see one major theme that results in better medical education.
Anyone that invests more time in a focus on the medical student where they are in learning and helping them
to remove their own barriers and the barriers that we introduce in our medical education, does a better job.
Those bold enough to attempt problem based, case based, scheme based, community based, are invested in the students
and their learning and not surprisingly they respond.
"We teach what we like to learn and the reason many people go into teaching is vicariously to re-experience
the primary joy experienced the first time they learned something they love."
"A poor surgeon hurts 1 person at a time. A poor teacher hurts 130."
Clicking on the major headings below will take you to the relevant section. You can also, use the boxes at the top to navigate between sections.
Minor headings under each section on this page will take you directly to a topic.
Notice at the top left hand corner, it says Faculty Development, then beside it later, you will find the names of pages. These are called bread crumbs and they let you return to previous pages you viewed.