Department of Family & Community Medicine

Enhanced Skills Program: Sports and Exercise Medicine Rheumatology Rotation Goals and Objectives

Curriculum Rotational Goals & Objectives 
Program Coordinator: Dr. Mark Leung

Rotations are numbered according to their Block Number - see Curriculum Map for more details.

Block 10. Rheumatology:

The goal of this 4-week rotation is to develop skills in primary care rheumatology and build professional relationships with local academic rheumatologists. This occurs through participation in 6-8 clinic days with the Women's College Hospital Rheumatology Program.

For this rotation, please focus the evaluation on the following CanMEDs roles:

  • Medical Expert
  • Scholar
  • Professional

Please refer to the Curriculum Map for more details.

Medical Expert:

Objectives: By the end of this rotation, the resident will be able to…

  1. Differentiate inflammatory and non-inflammatory conditions.
  2. Provide common joint and soft tissue injection and aspiration care.
  3. Identify and manage osteoporosis conditions in all ages.
  4. Triage and appropriately treat osteoarthritis in the mild, moderate and severe stages.
  5. Appropriately use clinical decision rules for inflammatory conditions as they relate to primary care cases.

Communicator

Objectives: By the end of this rotation, the resident will be able to…

  1. Demonstrate skills in working with patients and their families/supporting members to overcome communication challenges including anger, confusion, sensory or cognitive impairment, socioeconomic or ethnocultural differences.
  2. Independently coordinate and complete clear, timely and comprehensive documentation.

Collaborator

Objectives: By the end of this rotation, the resident will be able to…

  1. Participate effectively and appropriately in an interprofessional healthcare team.

Manager

Objectives: By the end of this rotation, the resident will be able to…

  1. Demonstrate time management skills to reflect and balance priorities for patient care, sustainable practice, and personal life.

Health Advocate

Objectives: By the end of this rotation, the resident will be able to…

  1. Support the health of patients/families by appropriate referrals, support and information on health maintenance, lifestyle, community/home resources.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge about the resources available to rheumatology patients with common diagnoses seen in primary care.

Scholar:

Objectives:

  1. Maintain and enhance professional activities through ongoing learning. Critically evaluate medical information and its sources, and apply this appropriately to practice domains.
  2. Pursue self-directed learning and demonstrate the spirit of continuous improvement.
  3. Critically appraise medical information and integrate information from a variety of sources as it applies to practice decisions in the clinic.
  4. Facilitate the learning of patient, families, students, residents, other health professionals, the public and others as appropriate.

Professional:

Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate a commitment to patients and their families, as well as to their profession and to society, through ethical practice.
  2. Exhibit proper professional behaviour (e.g. meeting deadlines and being punctual).
  3. Demonstrate insight into his/her limitations. Responsive to constructive feedback.
  4. Maintain appropriate boundaries, including appropriate draping for a physical examination and appropriate presentation of a case to a group in the presence of the patient.