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QE1 Study Group: Saturdays

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January 2, 2021 - January 30, 2021
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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The Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam Part 1 Study Group is facilitated by a moderator to assist IMGs to prepare for this examination. The current moderator is Dr. Nuruddin Lakhani. These sessions are being offered online due to COVID-19.

The MCCQE Part I is a summative examination that assesses the critical medical knowledge and clinical decision-making ability of a candidate at a level expected of a medical student who is completing his or her medical degree in Canada. The examination is based on the MCC Objectives, which are organized under the CanMEDS roles. Candidates graduating and completing the MCCQE Part I normally enter supervised practice. Aside from formal accreditation processes of the undergraduate and postgraduate education programs, the MCCQE Part I is the only national standard for medical schools across Canada and, therefore, is administered at the end of medical school.

The MCCQE Part I is a one-day, computer-based test. Candidates have four hours in the morning to complete 210 Multiple-Choice Questions and up to three and a half hours in the afternoon for the Clinical Decision-Making component, which consists of 38 cases with short-menu and short-answer write-in questions. For specialist IMGs, the QE1 requires a complete review of all areas of medicine.

AIMGA’s MCCQE1 study groups are offered throughout the year on a quarterly basis. AIMGA provides computer software study materials and other relevant resources as a means of preparation (i.e. UWorld, QBank, MCC Preparation materials).

Please note it is required that you register here on the website before accessing the study session with the following Zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIucOutqTssGdTwBU594taDN38Z9ERdkmm8

Bookings

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Currently 122 of 130 spaces have been booked for this program.

Only active members can make bookings for this program!
Please click here to sign up!

Online bookings are not currently available.

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QE1 Study Group: Mondays

Date/Time
January 4, 2021 - January 25, 2021
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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The Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam Part 1 Study Group is facilitated by a moderator to assist IMGs to prepare for this examination. The current moderator is Dr. Nuruddin Lakhani. These sessions are being offered online due to COVID-19.

The MCCQE Part I is a summative examination that assesses the critical medical knowledge and clinical decision-making ability of a candidate at a level expected of a medical student who is completing his or her medical degree in Canada. The examination is based on the MCC Objectives, which are organized under the CanMEDS roles. Candidates graduating and completing the MCCQE Part I normally enter supervised practice. Aside from formal accreditation processes of the undergraduate and postgraduate education programs, the MCCQE Part I is the only national standard for medical schools across Canada and, therefore, is administered at the end of medical school.

The MCCQE Part I is a one-day, computer-based test. Candidates have four hours in the morning to complete 210 Multiple-Choice Questions and up to three and a half hours in the afternoon for the Clinical Decision-Making component, which consists of 38 cases with short-menu and short-answer write-in questions. For specialist IMGs, the QE1 requires a complete review of all areas of medicine.

AIMGA’s MCCQE1 study groups are offered throughout the year on a quarterly basis. AIMGA provides computer software study materials and other relevant resources as a means of preparation (i.e. UWorld, QBank, MCC Preparation materials).

Please note it is required that you register here on the website before accessing the study session with the following Zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvfuuqrzwvG9BtEbDdXthkZjs_01Zx8VvK

Bookings

Status
Currently 123 of 130 spaces have been booked for this program.

Only active members can make bookings for this program!
Please click here to sign up!

Online bookings are not currently available.

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One-on-One Consultations with Deidre

Date/Time
January 4, 2021 - January 25, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Our Executive Director is available to meet with members for the following purposes:

In general (30-minute consultations; information and orientation):
– to discuss your background training and experience;
– to provide guidance on pathways to licensure;
– to answer questions you may have about pathways to licensure, AIMGA’s services and programs, and other supports; and
– to determine your next step with regard to your goals.

Licensure Pathway Support (1-hour consultations):
Our AIMGA staff members are here to help you with your application to AIMGP, CaRMs, PRA-AB, other PRA programs in other provinces. These sessions are typically one-hour in length to assist you by reviewing application submissions, resumes, and personal statements for grammatical correctness and clarity. AIMGA also offers a CaRMS Preparation Program which we highly recommend for those applying to CaRMS (Canadian Residency Matching System).

Employment Related Services (30-minute or 1-hour consultations):
Our AIMGA staff are here to help you achieve your employment goals. If you are looking for employment as a short-term or long-term goal, we are here to assist you. Support may include a discussion of your background, interests, and employment needs. Or, if you have a job you are interested in applying for, we can review your resume and/or cover letter for example. Or, if you’ve been called for an interview, book a mock interview session with us to help you prepare. We are also here to discuss other pathways in healthcare. If you are serious about exploring alternative career pathways in healthcare, we recommend you consider our Career Transition Program which will be offered in September and January.

To book a session with one of our staff members, click on the link below; https://aimga.ca/consultations-and-appointments/

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One-on-One Consultations with Deidre

Date/Time
January 5, 2021 - January 26, 2021
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Description

Our Executive Director is available to meet with members for the following purposes:

In general (30-minute consultations; information and orientation):
– to discuss your background training and experience;
– to provide guidance on pathways to licensure;
– to answer questions you may have about pathways to licensure, AIMGA’s services and programs, and other supports; and
– to determine your next step with regard to your goals.

Licensure Pathway Support (1-hour consultations):
Our AIMGA staff members are here to help you with your application to AIMGP, CaRMs, PRA-AB, other PRA programs in other provinces. These sessions are typically one-hour in length to assist you by reviewing application submissions, resumes, and personal statements for grammatical correctness and clarity. AIMGA also offers a CaRMS Preparation Program which we highly recommend for those applying to CaRMS (Canadian Residency Matching System).

Employment Related Services (30-minute or 1-hour consultations):
Our AIMGA staff are here to help you achieve your employment goals. If you are looking for employment as a short-term or long-term goal, we are here to assist you. Support may include a discussion of your background, interests, and employment needs. Or, if you have a job you are interested in applying for, we can review your resume and/or cover letter for example. Or, if you’ve been called for an interview, book a mock interview session with us to help you prepare. We are also here to discuss other pathways in healthcare. If you are serious about exploring alternative career pathways in healthcare, we recommend you consider our Career Transition Program which will be offered in September and January.

To book a session with one of our staff members, click on the link below; https://aimga.ca/consultations-and-appointments/

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CaRMS Preparation Program (Cohort 6-Jan)

Date/Time
January 5, 2021 - January 21, 2021
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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The CaRMS Preparation Program (CPP) assists IMGs to understand the organizational structure of the Canadian Healthcare System and the essential skills and knowledge required to function as a physician within that system.

The 6 sessions are most suited for those who have already completed the NAC-OSCE exam and are applying for residency through CaRMS, the Practice Readiness Assessment, or an ACSAP as it provides details on practicing in Canada, physician roles and responsibilities including CanMEDs, the CaRMS application, your resume/CV, and writing personal statements so that you have the tools to successfully apply to CaRMs.

Please be aware that this course will require 2 -3 hours of additional time spent on assignments for each session.

The program is held on the following Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm: January 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 19th, and 21st. Zoom links will be emailed closer to the start date for the course.

Should the session be full and you would like to be placed on a waitlist, please email Monica at monica@aimga.ca or Shola at shola@aimga.ca.

Bookings

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Currently 14 of 15 spaces have been booked for this program.

Only active members can make bookings for this program!
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Online bookings are not currently available.

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NAC-OSCE Study Group – Tuesdays

Date/Time
January 5, 2021 - February 23, 2021
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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The Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) Study Group assists Internationally Trained Physicians in preparing for the National Assessment Collaboration (NAC). The competencies and the objectives for the NAC OSCE are reviewed and the expectations of a PGY1 resident are outlined for the different case scenarios presented. These sessions are facilitated by an experienced medical educator from the U of A. The sessions focus on taking an organized history, clinical knowledge and skills, physical exam skills, the think-aloud technique, approach to the patient, ethics, professionalism, communication, and decision-making abilities.

The 8 online sessions will be on Tuesdays: Jan. 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, Feb. 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd

The program objectives are:

  • to understand the exam objectives, format, and assessment criteria;
  • to increase clinical knowledge, decision-making, and management across a broad range of cases through discussion on current evidence, practice, and feedback;
  • to review specific tasks such as case presentations, interpreting of results based on expected formats;
  • to enhance communication, cultural and language skills relative to patient-centered care and the Canadian context; and
  • to familiarize oneself with time frames allotted for demonstrating competencies

Eligibility Requirements:

These sessions are only for members who are scheduled to do the NAC OSCE in March 2021. Therefore, you will need to send your proof of registration to Monica at monica@aimga.ca.

Waitlist: If the session is full and you wish to be placed on a waitlist, please contact Monica by email at monica@aimga.ca or by phone at 587-524-2750.

Funding:
Please note this session is being made available through funds by IRCC (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada).

 

Bookings

Status
Currently 19 of 19 spaces have been booked for this program.

Only active members can make bookings for this program!
Please click here to sign up!

Online bookings are not currently available.

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QE1 Study Group: Wednesdays

Date/Time
January 6, 2021 - January 27, 2021
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Description

The Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam Part 1 Study Group is facilitated by a moderator to assist IMGs to prepare for this examination. The current moderator is Dr. Nuruddin Lakhani. These sessions are being offered online due to COVID-19.

The MCCQE Part I is a summative examination that assesses the critical medical knowledge and clinical decision-making ability of a candidate at a level expected of a medical student who is completing his or her medical degree in Canada. The examination is based on the MCC Objectives, which are organized under the CanMEDS roles. Candidates graduating and completing the MCCQE Part I normally enter supervised practice. Aside from formal accreditation processes of the undergraduate and postgraduate education programs, the MCCQE Part I is the only national standard for medical schools across Canada and, therefore, is administered at the end of medical school.

The MCCQE Part I is a one-day, computer-based test. Candidates have four hours in the morning to complete 210 Multiple-Choice Questions and up to three and a half hours in the afternoon for the Clinical Decision-Making component, which consists of 38 cases with short-menu and short-answer write-in questions. For specialist IMGs, the QE1 requires a complete review of all areas of medicine.

AIMGA’s MCCQE1 study groups are offered throughout the year on a quarterly basis. AIMGA provides computer software study materials and other relevant resources as a means of preparation (i.e. UWorld, QBank, MCC Preparation materials).

Please note it is required that you register here on the website before accessing the study session with the following Zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvfuuqrzwvG9BtEbDdXthkZjs_01Zx8VvK

Bookings

Status
Currently 112 of 120 spaces have been booked for this program.

Only active members can make bookings for this program!
Please click here to sign up!

Online bookings are not currently available.

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NAC-OSCE Study Group – Wednesdays

Date/Time
January 6, 2021 - February 24, 2021
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Categories

Description

The Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) Study Group assists Internationally Trained Physicians in preparing for the National Assessment Collaboration (NAC). The competencies and the objectives for the NAC OSCE are reviewed and the expectations of a PGY1 resident are outlined for the different case scenarios presented. These sessions are facilitated by an experienced medical educator from the U of A. The sessions focus on taking an organized history, clinical knowledge and skills, physical exam skills, the think-aloud technique, approach to the patient, ethics, professionalism, communication, and decision-making abilities.

The 8 online sessions will be on Wednesdays: January 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, and February 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th.

The program objectives are:

  • to understand the exam objectives, format, and assessment criteria;
  • to increase clinical knowledge, decision-making, and management across a broad range of cases through discussion on current evidence, practice, and feedback;
  • to review specific tasks such as case presentations, interpreting of results based on expected formats;
  • to enhance communication, cultural and language skills relative to patient-centered care and the Canadian context; and
  • to familiarize oneself with time frames allotted for demonstrating competencies

Eligibility Requirements:

These sessions are only for members who are scheduled to do the NAC OSCE in March 2021. Therefore, you will need to send your proof of registration to Monica at monica@aimga.ca.

Waitlist: If the session is full and you wish to be placed on a waitlist, please contact Monica by email at monica@aimga.ca or by phone at 587-524-2750.

Funding:
Please note this session is being made available through funds by IRCC (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada).

 

Bookings

Status
Currently 18 of 19 spaces have been booked for this program.

Only active members can make bookings for this program!
Please click here to sign up!

Online bookings are not currently available.

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QE1 Study Group: Thursdays

Date/Time
January 7, 2021 - January 28, 2021
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Description

The Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam Part 1 Study Group is facilitated by a moderator to assist IMGs to prepare for this examination. The current moderator is Dr. Nuruddin Lakhani. These sessions are being offered online due to COVID-19.

The MCCQE Part I is a summative examination that assesses the critical medical knowledge and clinical decision-making ability of a candidate at a level expected of a medical student who is completing his or her medical degree in Canada. The examination is based on the MCC Objectives, which are organized under the CanMEDS roles. Candidates graduating and completing the MCCQE Part I normally enter supervised practice. Aside from formal accreditation processes of the undergraduate and postgraduate education programs, the MCCQE Part I is the only national standard for medical schools across Canada and, therefore, is administered at the end of medical school.

The MCCQE Part I is a one-day, computer-based test. Candidates have four hours in the morning to complete 210 Multiple-Choice Questions and up to three and a half hours in the afternoon for the Clinical Decision-Making component, which consists of 38 cases with short-menu and short-answer write-in questions. For specialist IMGs, the QE1 requires a complete review of all areas of medicine.

AIMGA’s MCCQE1 study groups are offered throughout the year on a quarterly basis. AIMGA provides computer software study materials and other relevant resources as a means of preparation (i.e. UWorld, QBank, MCC Preparation materials).

Please note it is required that you register here on the website before accessing the study session with the following Zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIucOutqTssGdTwBU594taDN38Z9ERdkmm8

Bookings

Status
Currently 108 of 120 spaces have been booked for this program.

Only active members can make bookings for this program!
Please click here to sign up!

Online bookings are not currently available.

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One-on-One Consultations with Tisha

Date/Time
January 7, 2021 - February 4, 2021
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Description

Our staff is available to meet with members for the following purposes:

In general (30-minute consultations; information and orientation):
– to discuss your background training and experience;
– to provide guidance on pathways to licensure;
– to answer questions you may have about pathways to licensure, AIMGA’s services and programs, and other supports; and
– to determine your next step with regard to your goals.

Licensure Pathway Support (1-hour consultations):
Our AIMGA staff members are here to help you with your application to AIMGP, CaRMs, PRA-AB, other PRA programs in other provinces. These sessions are typically one-hour in length to assist you by reviewing application submissions, resumes, and personal statements for grammatical correctness and clarity. AIMGA also offers a CaRMS Preparation Program which we highly recommend for those applying to CaRMS (Canadian Residency Matching System).

Employment Related Services (30-minute or 1-hour consultations):
Our AIMGA staff are here to help you achieve your employment goals. If you are looking for employment as a short-term or long-term goal, we are here to assist you. Support may include a discussion of your background, interests, and employment needs. Or, if you have a job you are interested in applying for, we can review your resume and/or cover letter for example. Or, if you’ve been called for an interview, book a mock interview session with us to help you prepare. We are also here to discuss other pathways in healthcare. If you are serious about exploring alternative career pathways in healthcare, we recommend you consider our Career Transition Program which will be offered in September and January.

To book a session with one of our staff members, click on the link below; https://aimga.ca/consultations-and-appointments/

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