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One-on-One Consultations with Tisha

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June 1, 2021 - June 29, 2021
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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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 Tisha, please click on the link; https://aimga.ca/consultations-and-appointments/

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QE1 Study Group – Tuesday Evenings

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June 1, 2021 - June 29, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 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 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/tZEsde6vqzMiEtGDizV2iQQwmKpZ6Ka59rEm

 

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Currently 119 of 140 spaces have been booked for this program.

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QE1 Study Group – Wednesdays

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June 2, 2021 - June 30, 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/tZAlc-Cvrz4oH9ysOVMYw3iKpdiLpEo1sHV7

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Currently 44 of 140 spaces have been booked for this program.

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One-on-One Consultations with Basma

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June 2, 2021 - June 30, 2021
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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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 Basma, please click on the link; https://aimga.ca/consultations-and-appointments/

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Career Transition Program (CTP) – Cohort 8

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June 4, 2021 - August 13, 2021
10:00 am - 1:30 pm

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The Career Transition Program (CTP) IMGs has been made possible by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to assist IMGs who are considering an alternative pathway into the Canadian health care system as a short or long-term career goal. This session is currently closed for registration. For more information about the program, please contact Teresa at teresa@aimga.ca.

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

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NAC-OSCE Study Group – Tuesday Afternoons

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June 8, 2021 - August 10, 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. 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.

** Proof of registration will be required to register and can be sent to Monica (monica@aimga.ca).

This study group will be facilitated by Dr. Bruce Fisher.

The online sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 1 pm to 4 pm.

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

Please contact Monica (monica@aimga.ca) with any questions.

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Currently 25 of 25 spaces have been booked for this program.

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NAC-OSCE Study Group – Tuesday Evenings

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June 8, 2021 - August 10, 2021
6:00 pm - 9:00 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. 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.

** Proof of registration will be required to register and can be sent to Monica (monica@aimga.ca).

This study group will be facilitated by Dr. Bruce Fisher.

The online sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 6 pm to 9 pm starting June 8th until August 10th.

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

Please contact Monica (monica@aimga.ca) with any questions.

Bookings

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Currently 24 of 25 spaces have been booked for this program.

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NAC-OSCE Study Group – Thursday Evenings

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June 10, 2021 - August 26, 2021
6:30 pm - 9:30 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. 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.

** Proof of registration will be required to register and can be sent to Monica (monica@aimga.ca).

The moderator is Samina Noor, a member of AIMGA who has experience with NAC-OSCE preparation and teaching.

The online sessions will be on Thursdays: June 10th to August 26th.

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

Please contact Monica (monica@aimga.ca) with any questions.

Bookings

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Currently 25 of 25 spaces have been booked for this program.

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NAC-OSCE Study Group – Saturdays

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June 12, 2021 - August 28, 2021
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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These sessions are facilitated by Sheyi and Annalyn, two residents at U of C. The sessions will be offered online and therefore focus on various case stems. The focus will be on taking an organized history, the approach to the patient, ethics, professionalism, communication, and decision-making abilities as to how to proceed. Cases will be discussed based on the most recent evidence and guidelines.

** Proof of registration will be required to register and can be sent to Monica (monica@aimga.ca). Please note that although there will be several study groups available, registration is only required with one group. All NAC-OSCE study groups will cover the same topics for the exam. 

The online sessions will be on Saturdays: June 12th to August 28th.

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

Please contact Monica (monica@aimga.ca) with any questions.

Bookings

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Currently 25 of 25 spaces have been booked for this program.

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IELTS Writing Course for IMGs

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June 21, 2021 - July 14, 2021
9:30 am - 11:30 am

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AIMGA is pleased to offer an online IELTS Writing Course for IMGs.  The course will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am starting Monday, June 21st until Wednesday, July 14th.

This course is aimed at understanding the requirements and skills needed at an IELTS 7. You will be coached and oriented on all task types for both tasks 1 and 2. You will be allotted an opportunity to complete a timed written task in each class on which you will be provided feedback. Samples and structures will be presented to increase understanding of what is needed to improve writing and to obtain level 7.0 as needed.

This course will be taught by Kathleen Hall. See bio: https://aimga.ca/meet-our-staff/

This course is offered on a fee-for-service basis and the cost is $100

Please note seats for this course are available on a first-come, first-serve basis based on payment.

If any questions, please call Monica at 587-524-2750 ext. 0 or email at monica@aimga

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Currently 6 of 12 spaces have been booked for this program.

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