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
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
- Recognize the value of trust in the doctor-patient relationship.
- Describe the importance of documentation.
- Identify the elements of informed consent.
- Describe strategies to encourage speaking up within your team.
- 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.
Registrants must complete the following materials before the workshop. Information gained from these eLearning activities will be applied to case scenarios presented during the workshop.
A workbook will be included in a reminder email to registrants prior to their chosen workshop date. It will be referred to frequently throughout the workshop, so registrants should have it readily available, either in digital or printed form.
Access a list of additional resources for the topics presented at the workshop.
Here are the technical requirements to help you seamlessly take part in this interactive workshop:
- Use a desktop or laptop computer, rather than a mobile device or tablet
- Download the Zoom app for your device and ensure you have the latest updates (see below)
- Test the technology before the workshop (i.e. camera, speakers, and microphone). You will need to turn on video and speak during the workshop.
- Ensure that your internet signal is strong enough to support an interactive videoconference
- Put other devices, including phones, on silent
- Mute yourself if you are not speaking
- Email email@example.com if you are experiencing any technical difficulties before or during the session
You will need to have Zoom installed on your computer in order to fully participate in the live event and have access to all of its interactive features.
- If you do not have a Zoom account, or if you do not have the Zoom app installed on your computer or laptop, go to www.zoom.us/signup to download it before your session
- If you already have the Zoom app installed on your computer, please make sure you have the most updated version by going to "Check for Updates" in the desktop app
- It is not recommended to attend this workshop via mobile device
For more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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