Healthcare Of The Elderly Residency Training Committee
Terms of Reference
- To ensure that residents in the Dalhousie Family Medicine healthcare of the
elderly (HCOE) residency program attain their personal educational goals as
well as those of the program.
- To ensure that residents become effective family physician community leaders in
- To ensure a learning environment that is resident-centered and collegial.
- To provide a residency program in healthcare of the elderly that meets or
exceeds the guidelines of the College of Family Physicians of Canada
- Enhanced skills program director
- HCOE program director - Chair
- Division of geriatrics HCOE program director
- Representative(s) of division of geriatrics and/or faculty advisor
- Representative(s) of division of geriatrics or family medicine non-physician
- Representative(s) of Department of Family Medicine, Dalhousie University (Maritimes)
- Associate dean, postgraduate medical education (ad hoc)
Quorum must be 50% of membership
Program Coordinator: Medical education coordinator
Reporting Responsibility: The HCOE committee reports to the dept. of family medicine postgraduate committee.
- To discuss and decide on the recommendations from the strategic plan of the department of family medicine.
- To develop and enact all HCOE program policies.
- To develop a clear curriculum plan.
- To ensure the implementation of the curriculum plan at all sites.
- To ensure the effective, fair and timely evaluation of residents.
- To ensure that residency training conditions meet the requirements of the PARI MP contract.
- To receive, review and address concerns arising from committees charged with reviewing the residency program (i.e. accreditation committee).
- To hear and decide on resident requests or concerns.
- To ensure that problems with rotations are resolved in a timely fashion.
- To hear reports and address concerns from program directors, residents, and family medicine program directors
- To advertise the program across the Maritimes and Canada.
- To liaise and collaborate with other HCOE programs across Canada.
- To assess and select applicants to the HCOE program using a fair and objective process.
- To oversee the development of remedial plans for residents in difficulty.
- To follow Faculty of Medicine regulations regarding suspension or termination of a resident’s training.
- To support advocacy at all levels (hospital, district, and provincial) for career opportunities for healthcare of the elderly physicians.
- To meet a minimum of four times per year or more as necessary (college standard is quarterly).