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QE1 Exam Preparation Course – Fridays (9am-12pm MST)

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July 8, 2022 - September 30, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT

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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. Currently, we have several moderators for the QE1 at AIMGA. 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

For questions and/or registration support please call us at 403-520-7730 or email Thaea at thaea@aimga.ca. We look forward to serving you.

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Currently 156 of 250 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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Patient Navigator Program (Cohort 2)

Date / Time
September 12, 2022 - December 15, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT

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Components of Patient Navigator Program

  • Community Interpreter Training
  • Patient Navigation Certificate
  • Advanced Patient Navigation Certificate
  • Legal Issues for Health Coaches & Navigators Webcast
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Overview of the Canadian Health Care System
  • Health Promotion Education
  • Community Based Research
  • Workplace & Career Readiness
  • Work Placement/Mentorship

Community Interpreter Training: This online training course is designed for current and would-be community interpreters who wish to further their knowledge or gain new knowledge

of interpreting protocols.

 

Patient Navigator Certificate: In this program students will learn how can they

enhance health care delivery and improve the continuum of care

by filling gaps in the health system through patient navigation. They will gain:

• A clear understanding of patient navigator role and how it fits into your

current work setting, and healthcare settings across the continuum.

• An Empowerment Actualization Model© you can apply to your everyday

context to advocate for patients and help them coordinate their care.

• Practical training in skills needed to become an informed patient navigator.

• Formal knowledge about the structure of health care systems and the up-to date

information on confidentiality protocols, advanced directives, and power

of attorney for personal care, etc.

• Confidence to act as an effective liaison between patients and health care

professionals.

• Insights into current and future opportunities for patient navigators

 

Health Promotion Education

Provides a blend of language and pedagogy and prepares individuals to facilitate lessons/ learning activities and/or community conversations.

 

Community Based Research:

Overview of methodology and approach to community-based research. This involves an exploration of the roles or community and organizational members, and how the contribution of expertise and the sharing

of information lead to decision making and ownership.

WORKPLACE & CAREER READINESS

This component provides support around Career Readiness, job search, transferable skills, resume, cover letter, interview preparation and practice.

Workplace readiness will address entry into the workplace and focus on intercultural communication skills.

WORK PLACEMENT/MENTORSHIP

A 30-50-hour work placement / mentorship will be completed across eight weeks and will include meetings with Practicum Coordinator to determine most appropriate work-placement/career plan and any additional supports that might be needed.

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Career Transition Program (Cohort 13)

Date / Time
September 20, 2022 - November 24, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm MDT

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The Career Transition Program (CTP) assists IMGs who are considering a non-physician occupation within the Canadian health care system as a short, medium, or long-term career goal. The goals of CTP are to:

• increase IMGs’ overall knowledge and awareness of alternative career pathways and opportunities.

• provide IMGs with the tools necessary

to manager career transition.

• develop a career portfolio

• develop strategies related to workplace readiness

Career Transition Program Format

  • Career Readiness
  • Workplace Readiness
  • Guest Speakers
  • Networking and Mentoring Opportunities
  • Creation of 1-to-3-year Career Plan
  • Program Evaluation
  • Presentation & Discussions

 

Workshop Topics:

  • Job Search Skills
  • Transferable Skills
  • Using LinkedIn
  • Resume Writing
  • Writing a Cover Letter
  • Writing a Biography
  • Interview Preparation
  • Interview Practice
  • Workplace Readiness
  • Factors of Success

If interested in joining the next cohort that begins in January, please email Abigail Anugengen at abigail@aimga.ca

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AIMGP – NAC Exam Last Possible Test Dates

Date / Time
September 30, 2022
All Day MDT

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Applicants take the fall NAC Exam (if applicable).  Applicants must receive a pass standing for the NAC Exam to remain eligible for the AIMG Program.

Offered in-person at many centres throughout Canada. Exact dates TBA

 

Happening: Sept. 1 – 30, 2022.

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AIMGP – Eligibility Status Notification

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September 30, 2022
All Day MDT

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Applicants receive an email notifying them of their AIMG Program application eligibility status for the current cycle by this date.  From this point forward, eligible AIMG Program applicants are referred to as candidates.

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QE1 Exam Preparation Course – Fridays (9am-12pm MST)

Date/Time
July 8, 2022 - September 30, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT

Location
Online

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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. Currently, we have several moderators for the QE1 at AIMGA. 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

For questions and/or registration support please call us at 403-520-7730 or email Thaea at thaea@aimga.ca. We look forward to serving you.

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Currently 156 of 250 spaces have been booked for this program.

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Bookings are closed for this program.

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one-on-one consultations with Teresa Lau

Date / Time
September 30, 2022
9:00 am - 11:00 am MDT

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

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