Department of Family & Community Medicine

Enhanced Skills Program: Women's Health Program - Electives Rotation Goals and Objectives

Description

Trainees will use the remaining time that is not taken up by core clinical and academic activities to pursue several of the following general electives. These rotations may be undertaken as blocks or horizontally but must fulfill the minimum time requirement. Any horizontal experiences must include a formative assessment mid-way through. Supervisors are suggested in the Women’s Health Enhanced Skills Manual, other supervisors will be considered with the approval of the Program Director.

 

 

Selective Rotation

Duration

Location

Fertility

2 week minimum

Approved Supervisor

Medical diseases in pregnancy

2 week minimum

Approved Supervisor

Asthma in women

2 week minimum

Approved Supervisor

Cardiovascular disease in women

2 week minimum

Approved Supervisor

Breastfeeding

2 week minimum

Approved Supervisor

Abortion care

2 week minimum

Approved Supervisor

Uro-gynecology

2 week minimum

Approved Supervisor

First trimester clinic

2 week minimum

Approved Supervisor

Eating disorders

2 week minimum

Approved Supervisor

Adolescent medicine

2 week minimum

Approved Supervisor

Pediatric gynecology

2 week minimum

Approved Supervisor

LGBTQ

2 week minimum

Approved Supervisor

Additional elective areas may also be added with the approval of the Program Director.

 

Goals and Objectives

At the end of the General Elective clinical rotations, the Women’s Health PGY3 will be able to:

 

Medical Expert

1.      Demonstrate an appropriate knowledge base (breadth, depth, up-to-date)

2.      Create an appropriate problem formulation and management plan (focused, accurate and complete)

3.      Consider women in a larger framework which includes acknowledgement of their unique biological issues, sociopolitical and historical context, their culture/race or ethnicity, their economic positions including employment, security and access as well as how they are uniquely affected by health care policy and economics

4.      Demonstrate appropriate procedural skills of the rotation (competence, knowledge of indications and risks)

 

Communicator

1.      Explain salient points of diagnosis and management of women’s health concerns to women and their families in a way that is sensitive to their particular social determinants of health

2.      Exhibits effective and timely verbal and written communication skills, including: verbal presentation of consultations, documentation and consult letters, and use of EMR systems

 

Collaborator

1.      Work in team based settings with other health care providers to best use individual areas of expertise to maximize the health of women

2.      Reconsider traditional models of hierarchy in medicine and medical education

 

Leader

1.      Demonstrate appropriate use of health care resources

 

Health Advocate

1.      Respond to and advocate for individual women’s health needs and issues as part of all patient care

 

Scholar

1.      Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the literature relating to women’s health and be able to critically appraise evidence based resources in clinical practice

 

Professional

1.      Organize electives in accordance with University of Toronto policy and if cancellation is necessary ensure cancellation a minimum of 6 weeks prior to the start date of the elective

2.      Inform all supervisors and administrative staff if unable to attend a scheduled clinic with as much notice as possible

3.   Demonstrate a commitment to patients, the profession, society and the population of women through ethical practice