Beyond the Basics Program

ESSNCE: Education Scholarship for Staff at NYGH Continuing Education

January 2018–December 2018

What is ESSNCE?

ESSNCE is a longitudinal faculty development program at North York General Hospital for staff and physicians to develop knowledge and skills in the area of “Education Scholarship.” Through a series of monthly 90-minute workshops, participants will be mentored through the process from an idea to completion of a scholarly project related to education.

What is scholarship?

There are many definitions of scholarship, but most would agree that for scholarship to be praised it must be characterized by:
  1. clear goals
  2. adequate preparation,
  3. appropriate methods
  4. outstanding results
  5. effective communication, and
  6. a reflective critique (Glassick, Academic Medicine. 2000; 75:877-880)

What is involved?

The program consists of monthly 90-minute workshops (3rd Tuesday, 4 p.m., January to December with a break for the summer) on topics that build on the core skills and knowledge required to complete a scholarly education project. In addition, each participant will be assigned a local “advisor” and have access to consultation with an “Education Scientist.” Participants will be expected to work through an education project — from idea to presentation. We are hoping that projects will be presented during Teaching and Learning Week in June 2017 and at a regional/national conference.

Registration if now completed. For more information contact us at the Centre for Education cfe@nygh.on.ca.

Rick Penciner, Director, Medical Education and Centre for Education, North York General Hospital

Risa Freeman, Vice Chair of Education, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto

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