Educational Support and Development is a teaching and learning Unit attached to the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan. We are responsible for 200 full-time and 800 part-time faculty. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
Medical Education worldwide is undergoing a profound transformation. My college is now competency and case-based with a strong emphasis on teaching our students to interact as part of the medical team. Our college uses BlackBoard to offer blended learning for first year sciences. We are considering moving toward multiple-mini-assessment at least at the Jursi/resident level, thus eliminating the exam model.
A strong learning centre is essential if our faculty is going to be able to facilitate these changes. Our college is unique in that we require all faculty and medical residents to take a two-day basic teaching course at the beginning of their careers and attend a minimum of one educational opportunity every year. We also offer a Master's in Medical Education with the College of Education.
ES&D offers a mix of workshops and online courses. Our most popular is the Active Learning Series of 8 workshops, which includes our Active Learning Using Games session.