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The Resident Perspective on Professionalism and Wellness in Medicine: How Janus looks Upon CanMEDS

Leading the Department of Medicine is a privilege. There is the pride in seeing the accomplishments of our faculty, excitement in building new Divisions and launching new graduate training programs and a sense of future-building inspired by the training of talented young physicians. Above all I have the sense of being engaged in a dynamic and passionate team dedicated to achieving positive goals: preventing disease and healing people, teaching medical students and residents, and performing research that will improve the future. However, medicine is not an easy profession.

TIME for Translational Medicine at Queen’s University: A road map from Molecules to Populations – Final Installment

In the final edition of this series focused on providing examples of translational research at the Department of Medicine, I will highlight the activities of Dr. Mark Ormiston and some of my own research. Both of our research programs endeavour to span the gap between the patient and the basic science research laboratory. Although there are many other faculty who run excellent translational research programs, I hope that the examples in this series of three blogs, provides the reader with some sense of translational research in practice.

TIME for Translational Medicine at Queen’s University: A road map from Molecules to Populations - 2nd installment

In the 1st edition of this blog, I introduced TIME, the Translational Institute of Medicine, an initiative being launched in the DOM in 2018. TIME includes a new Graduate program (MSc and PhD), new infrastructure and a new web resource, linking trainees and investigators to one another and to vital resources (human and infrastructure). We heard from Dr. Charles Hindmarch, Dr. Rachel Holden and Dr. Paula James. Their research programs help illustrate what we mean by translational medicine.

TIME for Translational Medicine at Queen’s University: A road map from Molecules to Populations

In 2018 we are launching the Translational Institute of Medicine (TIME) at Queen’s, beginning in the Department of Medicine. Like all good ideas TIME was born from a conversation over coffee. Stephen Vanner and I were trying to figure out how to grow the research pie, train more researchers and ensure that all faculty had access to research resources, which sometimes are hidden in plain sight. This blog will be your introduction to TIME. Although we have been hard at work on building TIME for almost 2 years, formal approval for several key components is pending, so consider this a preview.

The flaw in ourselves: a Shakespearean guide to improve preclinical research

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The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
 but in ourselves, that we are underlings.

Julius Caesar, Act 1, scene 2, 135–141

Everything You Wanted to Know About Competency Based Medical Education (CBME) But Were Afraid to Ask. A guest blog by Dr. David Taylor with introduction by Stephen Archer

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeon’s (RCPSC) has a new model for postgraduate medical training that is called Competency by Design (CBD). The program that realizes CBD is referred to as Competency Based Medical Education (CBME). This new educational regime is meant to improve the quality of residency training in Canada.

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