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Postgraduate Medical Education – Professional Responsibilities

Professional Standard Regarding Professional Responsibilities in Postgraduate Medical Education Introduction The delivery of postgraduate medical education in Nova Scotia has significantly evolved over time. Today training occurs in a variety of environments – teaching sites are not limited to traditional teaching hospitals, but also extend to community settings, such as physicians’ private practices. Also, training relies on a team-based approach to care, involving the provision of comprehensive health services to patients by multiple health-care professionals. There are no longer exclusive domains of practice; rather, care is delivered through multidisciplinary teams. This collaborative, team-based approach promotes optimal health care for patients. In order to ensure both an appropriate educational experience for trainees and a safe and effective delivery [...]

Undergraduate Medical Education – Professional Responsibilities

Professional Standard Regarding Professional Responsibilities in Undergraduate Medical Education Introduction The delivery of undergraduate medical education in Nova Scotia has significantly evolved over time. Today education occurs in a variety of environments – teaching sites are not limited to traditional teaching hospitals but also extend to community settings such as community hospitals, interdisciplinary clinics, and physicians’ private practices. Also, education relies on a team-based approach to care, involving the provision of comprehensive health services to patients by multiple health-care professionals. There are no longer exclusive domains of physician practice; rather, care is delivered through multidisciplinary teams. This collaborative, team-based approach promotes optimal health care for patients and learning opportunities for students. As part of the training endeavour, [...]