Dr. Ravi Sidhu
Topic: Assessing Doctors in Action: Problems with Meeting a Political Mandate
Date: October 17th, 2012
Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm (Lunch will be served at DHCC)
- Diamond Health Care Centre 2263
- LSC 1312
- MSB 107
- RJH 011
- KGH 235
- NHSC 9-374
- Alouette Room at Central City
The assessment of physicians in their workplace provides many unique challenges including context specificity, resource variability, and logistic feasibility. Despite a large body of literature addressing assessment tools and methods in undergraduate and postgraduate education, there exists a surprisingly limited ‘tool-box’ when it comes to assessment of practicing physicians. Patient safety concerns have been highlighted by recent high profile medical misadventures. Task forces, reviews, and political panels are now charging medical administrators and licensing authorities to ensure physician competence in the field. In these rounds, our readiness to tackle this issue will be discussed from a practical and scholarly perspective.
Dr. Ravi Sidhu joined UBC in 2004 after completing his surgical training, an MEd degree, and a two-year education research fellowship at the University of Toronto. He currently holds the position of Director of the Clinical Educator Fellowship Program at CHES. His clinical practice in vascular surgery is based at St. Paul’s Hospital.
Ravi’s academic and administrative duties include many different spheres of education scholarship. His research program is based on assessment of postgraduate trainees and practicing physicians and focuses particularly on technical skills. He also functions as the Core Surgery and Vascular Surgery Program Director at UBC, the Director of Postgraduate Education for the Department of Surgery, the Chair of the Education Committee for the Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery, and the Chair of the Research Committee of the Association for Surgical Education.
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.