Dr. Rob Woods
One of the major highlights for our program, the U of S and for the citizens of Saskatchewan is our new Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital (JPCH) that opened on September 30th, 2019. Of most importance to us is the new state of the art Adult Emergency Department and Pediatric Emergency Department. And of course, the STARS helipad on the roof of the new building allowing for a 2-minute transfer to the resuscitation bay! This is a great time to complete your residency here with us.
Each resident is assigned an EM Faculty Academic Advisor (AA) and a Longitudinal Supervisor/Mentor. When on EM rotations, residents work at least a couple of shifts with each of these physicians who are able to provide insightful feedback on their progress through repeated longitudinal exposure. Residents will collect EPA (Entrustable Professional Activity) assessments during their rotations. Each quarter, residents will review all of their assessment data (EPAs, exam scores, other assessment data) fill out a self-assessment form on their progress and have a meeting with their Academic Advisor to review their progress. AAs have been trained in a local coaching model based on the self-regulated learning theory to help residents set goals for the next quarter. The resident and AA submit a report to the Competence Committee (CC). One CC member completes primary review of the resident’s assessment data, as well as the self-assessment and AA report. They present their findings to the CC members for discussion and recommendations for progress decision. Targeted learning goals are summarized. The Program Directors meet with each resident shortly after the CC meeting to share their progress decision and learning plan. The summary of their progress and learning plan are sent to the AA and Longitudinal Supervisor/Mentor for focused coaching on shift.