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NAC-OSCE Study Group – Friday Mornings

Date/Time
July 9, 2021 - September 24, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 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 Tuga Yousif, a member of AIMGA who has experience as a study group Moderator.

The online sessions will be held on Fridays from 9 am to noon.

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

Bookings

Status
Currently 33 of 35 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 – Tuesday (Rabia A.)

Date/Time
August 31, 2021 - September 28, 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).

This study group will be facilitated by Rabia Azhar, one of AIMGA’S members who has been part of the Career Transition Program (CTP).

The online sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 6:30 pm to 9:30 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

Bookings

Status
Currently 20 of 20 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
September 1, 2021 - September 29, 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

 

Bookings

Status
Currently 85 of 130 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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QE1 Study Group – Thursdays

Date/Time
September 2, 2021 - September 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: This study group meets every Thursday during August.

Zoom link for Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm): 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/vpYpfuqtpjMopQY5Re9y2GIclK8TiLY1Sg

Bookings

Status
Currently 78 of 100 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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Deidre on Vacation

Date/Time
September 3, 2021 - September 13, 2021
12:00 am

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Deidre on vacation from Sept 3rd to Sept 13

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QE1 Study Group – Saturdays

Date/Time
September 4, 2021 - September 25, 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.  AMIGA 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/tZwtc-GgrzosG9Zk8lMq8EmBM1T6rKgtzc3-

Bookings

Status
Currently 60 of 100 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 – Tuesdays

Date/Time
September 7, 2021 - September 28, 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

 

Bookings

Status
Currently 44 of 100 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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Deidre on Vacation

Date/Time
September 3, 2021 - September 13, 2021
12:00 am

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Deidre on vacation from Sept 3rd to Sept 13

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Currently 0 of 0 spaces have been booked for this program.

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NAC-OSCE Study Group – Friday Mornings

Date/Time
July 9, 2021 - September 24, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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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. 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 Tuga Yousif, a member of AIMGA who has experience as a study group Moderator.

The online sessions will be held on Fridays from 9 am to noon.

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

Bookings

Status
Currently 33 of 35 spaces have been booked for this program.

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

Bookings are closed for this program.

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AIMGA’s health and wellness team meetings are held on Fridays from 9:30 to 10:30 am. This group was formerly known as our COVID Response Team which had been formed to assist AHS with the Cargill Food Outbreak. Our members called employees to educate them in first languages and created video-mediated materials in 19+ languages to educate newcomers in Alberta about COVID19 and the vaccine. These video-mediated materials are available on our HealthHub page on our website and we encourage you to share these. Our members have also conducted webinars in first languages and in English to newcomers enrolled in ESL/LINC classes and in the community. We’ve now launched AIMGA’s HealthHub for Newcomers.

The health and wellness team meetings are informal discussions on updates around COVID, the vaccine, and other health-related topics. We’ve had various guest speakers and presentations on community and research initiatives. Every 3rd Friday of the month, one of our members presents the latest chapter in an epidemiology book we are reading.

If anyone has any questions please reach out to edna@aimga.ca