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Building empathy through the First Patient program

One of the most unique aspects of undergraduate medicine curriculum is the First Patient Program. It offers students the opportunity to experience the healthcare process with a real patient; from the very beginning of their academic journeys.

Transforming medical education through diversity

In the fall of 2014, Dr. Mala Joneja was appointed to a brand new role in the School of Medicine: Director of Diversity and Equity. Dr. Joneja studied medicine here at Queen’s, completed her postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology at Western University and earned a Master of Education degree in Health Professions Education (theory and policy studies) from OISE, University of Toronto.

Stephen Archer earns top honour in heart research

This past week, Dr. Stephen Archer travelled to New Orleans to accept a very special honour from one of the world’s most important organizations for cardiovascular health and research: he received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Heart Association.

Competency Based Medical Education at Queen’s: Change FOR us, BY Us

Guest blog by Dr. Jena Hall, PGY 2/CIP Obstetrics and Gynecology, on behalf of the CBME Resident Subcommittee

For some time, there has been a buzz around Competency Based Medical Education (CBME) at Queen’s – that it’s coming soon, it means more assessment, and potentially shorter residencies? … Let’s look at the facts.

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