Virtual workshop for residents


Prepped for practice: Medico-legal essentials for residents

Covering medico-legal essentials to reduce your medico-legal risk and keep patients safe

“This was a fantastic, well-run session that should be a model for how future virtual seminars should be done.” – University of Calgary resident (2020)

This interactive and virtual workshop has been developed specifically for first year Family Medicine residents and second year specialty program residents.

Delivered by highly experienced CMPA physician advisors, the workshop covers topics representing medico-legal issues frequently encountered by residents in CMPA case files: informed consent, documentation, disclosure of a patient safety incident (accident in Québec), and teamwork.

What to expect


Live workshop with Physician Advisors and breakout rooms to work with residents from across Canada

Q&A Session

Get your questions answered at the source with a CMPA Physician Advisor and Legal Counsel

Application of knowledge

Information gained from pre-workshop eLearning activities will be applied to case scenarios

Learning objectives

  1. Recognize the value of trust in the doctor-patient relationship.
  2. Describe the importance of documentation.
  3. Identify the elements of informed consent.
  4. Describe strategies to encourage speaking up within your team.
  5. Describe the elements of disclosing a safety incident (‘accident’ in Québec) to a patient.

The standardized curriculum is based on CMPA medico-legal risk data and the CanMEDS 2015 and CanMEDS-FM competencies.

About the virtual workshop

When will it take place?
Beginning in January 2021, the workshop will be offered multiple times throughout the year.

Who should register?
Family Medicine residents (PGY1) and specialty program residents (PGY2)

How can I register?
Contact your PGME Office or Program Director for information on how to register. You can register for the date and time that suits you best.

When should I register?
As soon as possible. This is an interactive workshop, so space is limited.

Is there pre-work?
Yes. The pre-work should only take about one hour and is essential to your full participation in the live virtual workshop. Residents will be expected to apply what they learned in the pre-work to scenarios and discussions throughout the live workshop.

Pre-workshop information


For more information, email us at [email protected].

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