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2021 Queen's & UBC National PHPM Review Course

Welcome to the 2021 National Public Health and Preventive Medicine Review Course!

The UBC School of Population and Public Health and Queen's Department of Family Medicine Public Health and Preventive Medicine residency programs have partnered together to host the annual national public health and preventive medicine review course.  The course will take place from November 22 - 26, 2021. This year, we are excited to offer participants three attendance options: in-person in Kingston, ON, in-person in Vancouver, BC, or virtually via Zoom (including asynchronous attendance).

The course is an intensive review of the knowledge and competencies of the PHPM specialty offered annually to all Canadian R4 and R5 residents from Royal College training programs in Public Health and Preventive Medicine, as well as practicing physicians. Junior residents are also welcome to join, however it is worth noting content is directed towards more senior learners. National-level teachers have been selected to instruct the course which will include review and application of key concepts and examples for written and oral Royal College examination preparation. The course objectives align with the PHPM Royal College objectives of training. We have also identified entrustable professional activities and core curricula linked to each topic.

Please note:  residents from UBC and Queen's do not need to register in order to attend.

Session and topic themes were created from Public Health Agency of Canada core competencies for public health in Canada, the set of minimum competencies for medical officers of health in Canada, and a review of the American College of Preventive Medicine review course syllabus and the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada Primer on Population Health. Our goal is to ensure all residents are familiar with this core curricula content and have a solid base on which to prepare for their examinations.

We will be holding an Emergency Management Simulation from 7-9pm EST (4-6pm PST) on Wednesday November 24th. This event will test participants abilities on topics concerning proper emergency management in a public health setting. An expert panel of judges will be evaluating responses. This is an optional event, offered at no additional fee.

In addition, we will also be offering an Oral and Written Exam preparation session, held Monday November 22 from 7-9pm EST (4-6pm PST). In this event, an expert panel will be demonstrating how to answer oral exam questions competently, as well as what to avoid during an oral exam. This is an optional event, offered at no additional fee.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference! If you have any questions, please contact us.