PGME Leadership Certificate Program

Physician leadership is key to health care transformation.  While the curriculum for the CanMEDS Leader competencies is the responsibility of each training program, the Postgraduate Leadership Certificate Program (PGLC) provides enhanced training for select postgraduate learners in order to deepen their knowledge and practice of medical leadership.

Learning Objectives: By participating in this course, learners will be able to:

  1. Discuss the capabilities required of a physician leader, using the LEADS framework (https://leadscanada.net/uploaded/web/Resources/LEADS_Corporate_Brochure_2016_final.pdf)
  2. Enact Leadership skills to achieve a desired outcome
  3. Apply knowledge and skills of physician leadership to the development and implementation of an Action Learning Project

Eligibility:

Postgraduate learners who will still be training July 2022 – June 2023, as well Year 4 medical students at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine who have matched here for residency.

Course Capacity:

Maximum 25 participants.

Formal Curriculum Logistical Details:

Venue:   In person or virtually, TBD.

Timing of Formal Curriculum Sessions: September 2022 – April 2023
Tuesdays, once monthly,  6 – 8:30 pm

Structure of each session (subject to variability):      Networking, Fireside Chat with a Medical Leader and 1-2 Interactive sessions based on the 5 domains of the LEADS in a Caring Environment Leadership Capabilities Framework: Lead Self; Engage Others; Achieve Results; Develop Coalitions; and Systems Transformation. View the curriculum from last year.

Facilitated Near-Peer Mentorship

In addition to the above, groups of 5-6 learners will meet with a faculty mentor every 4-6 weeks. The goal is to encourage cohort cohesion, peer to peer mentorship, input on ALPs (see below) and access to a faculty member for leadership and other advice.

Assignments

    • 1. Action Learning Project (ALP):
      • All participants engage in an ALP to apply the knowledge and/or skills acquired during the course.  The ALP can address a teaching, learning or assessment issue (eg:  supervision; timeliness of assessments; developing a leadership seminar/ curriculum for your program);  a systems issue (eg: access to timely diagnostic imaging; wait times in clinic), or something else the learner feels passionate about.  Identification of a local supervisor is requiredAn ALP proposal is submitted early in the program and a final presentation occurs at the end of program.
    • 2. Final Reflection:
      • At the end of the program a written reflection on how PGLC learnings have impacted one’s sense and enactment of leadership will be submitted.

Program Expectations of Participants:

On acceptance into the program, a learning contract must be signed, articulating commitment to meeting course requirements including:

  • Attendance at a minimum of 6 of 7 teaching sessions, and at the final ALP presentation sessions in April; any exceptions require a written request to the course co-director
  • Adherence to ALP and formal Reflection deadlines
  • Participation in all Near peer mentorship meetings

Requirements for Certificate Completion:

  • Attendance at a minimum of 5 of 6 teaching sessions and both ALP presentation sessions; all exceptions will require a formal written request to the course co-directors
  • Completion of all pre-readings
  • Active participation in classroom sessions
  • Participation in Reflected Best Self exercise
  • Submission of all ALP assignments and formal Reflection on time
  • Presentation of final ALP
  • Participation in Small Working Group events

Application Process:  Apply online May 18 – June 15 through Judgify: https://www.judgify.me/PGMELCP-2022-2023 

For all Applicants:

  • Candidate’s Curriculum Vitae
  • Completed Application (linked)
  • Confidential and completed note of attestation from the Program Director*

For PG Trainees (in addition):
Confidential Letter/email of attestation from the trainee’s Program Director, as follows:
To: Anne Matlow (anne.matlow@utoronto.ca)
Re: name of trainee
I attest that:

  • The above trainee is in good standing in the current program
  • The above trainee has my full support to participate in the Leadership Certificate Program
  • The above trainee will be ensured allowances that enable them to commit to attending all sessions (e.g. call scheduling and switches)
  • That above trainee has no coursework or additional obligations (e.g. concurrent enrollment in a Master Program) that will interfere with full involvement in the PGLC

For UG Students (in addition):
Confidential Letter/email of attestation from the upcoming Program Director, as follows:
To: Anne Matlow (anne.matlow@utoronto.ca)
Re: name of student
I attest that:

  • The above student has my full support to participate in the Leadership Certificate Program
  • The above student will be ensured allowances that enable them to commit to attending all sessions (e.g. call scheduling and switches)
  • The student has no other coursework or additional obligations (e.g. concurrent enrollment in a Master Program) that will interfere with full involvement in the PGLC

 

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