Dr. Paul Gibson
We are very proud of our residents, faculty and administrative staff. Teamwork and inspiring people to do their best are core values of the program.
There are many fantastic aspects about our program, below are some of the highlights:
We have made great investments in simulation equipment and have expertise in simulation based training at all sites with a RCPSC accredited Simulation Program.
We have an extremely strong ultrasound (POCUS) and procedural skills program in our residency program.
We have an accredited SIMulation program and trainees have exposure throughout their training.
We have a well established mentorship program in our Department and our mentorship groups meet quarterly
We have excellent research opportunities in the Department and Faculty of Medicine
We recently added a Jr. MTU wellness initiative, which provides vacation during two of the MTU rotations.
Competency-based Medical Education is a national Royal College educational initiative. The core internal medicine residency programs across Canada formally adopted this initiative in July 2019, and all our current PGY-1 to PGY-3 residents are CBD cohorts. We provide all the PGY1-3’s with an Academic Advisor, as this has been identified as a valuable and meaningful relationship for the residents.
All trainees in our program are expected to have one or two face-to-face assessments of Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) completed every week and have been asked to complete 6 EPAs per 4-week block. We use the RCPSC e-portfolio portal to track EPAs in Calgary. A formal Competence Committee meets regularly and reviews the progress of the trainees – under the direction of the program’s CBD Lead and Competence Committee chair, Dr. Darren Burback.
We are pleased to be able to support our trainees in providing educational resource material. This has included a three-year New England Journal of Medicine Knowledge+ subscription for all trainees in our program. We also allow trainees additional support to take coursework that meets certain criteria. Trainees are also provided with up to $500/year to attend a conference and could apply for additional funds from the PGME office.
Thank you for your interest in the Calgary Internal Medicine program