Dr. Carol Herbert
Topic: Twenty Five Years Later: Reflections on Distributed Medical Education
Date: March 16, 2011
Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm (Lunch will be served at MSB & DHCC)
- Medical Sciences Building 150, University of Victoria
- DHCC 2267
- IRC 305
- CWH 2D22
- RJH 011
- KGH 237
- NHSC 9-374
Early ventures in distributed medical education for core training for family medicine residents met with initial suspicion, but proved popular as an approach to rural recruitment. Programs expanded, followed by establishment of rural and regional specialty training sites. These, in turn, paved the way for core undergraduate medical education opportunities outside of the traditional academic health sciences centres, which have become full four year programs in some medical schools. To be successful, these community-university partnerships for core medical education require champions with shared vision and mutual trust and respect, who are committed to overcoming the inevitable challenges. This talk will elaborate on one set of experiences with problem-solving as a partnership evolves from a pilot project to a fully integrated educational setting.
Carol Herbert was Dean of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at The University of Western Ontario from 1999 to 2010. She is Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, cross-appointed to the Department of Pathology and an Affiliate Member of the Department of Women’s Studies & Feminist Research. She was Professor and Head of the UBC Department of Family Practice from 1988-98. Dr. Herbert is a UBC graduate in Honours Biochemistry (1966) and in Medicine (1969). After internship and additional training in Pediatrics, she was a full-service family physician and clinical instructor at the REACH community health centre, a UBC teaching facility in Vancouver, from 1971 until 1982 when she joined the full-time faculty in the UBC Department of Family Practice.
She is former Editor of the international journal, Patient Education and Counseling (1994-99) and on the editorial boards of the Annals of Family Medicine, Healthcare Papers, and Patient Education and Counseling. She was founding Head of the Division of Behavioural Medicine in the UBC Department of Family Practice (1984) and a founder of the UBC Institute of Health Promotion Research. She has been an advocate for women’s and children’s health, pioneering in the provision of services for sexually abused children and was founder and co-director of the Sexual Assault Service for Vancouver (1982-88).
She is internationally known for her leadership in primary care research, and for her work in clinical health promotion, patient-physician decision-making, and participatory action research with aboriginal communities, focused on diabetes and on environmental effects on human health. She is a recognized leader in inter-professional education and collaborative practice, and mentorship of academic women. She is a past Chair of the National Research Committee of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and a past President of the North American Primary Care Research Group. She was Founding Chair of the Joint Action Committee on Child and Adolescent Health, a joint committee of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Canadian Pediatric Society (1997-2000). She was a member of the Health Canada Scientific Advisory Board (1999-2003) and co-chair of the National Expert Committee on ‘Interprofessional Education for Patient-Centred Collaborative Practice’ for Health Canada (2003-2007). She was a member of the Ontario Expert Panel on Infertility and Adoption (2008-09) and is currently a member of the CAHS Expert Advisory Committee of Chronic Disease Management. She is a past President of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (2004-06).
As an organization accredited to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS), the UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development designates this educational program as meeting the accreditation criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1.5 Mainpro-M1 credits (per session). This program has been reviewed and approved by UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development. Each physician should claim only those credits he/she actually spent in the activity.
The CHES Research Rounds is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.