The second installment of the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) centenary workshops and receptions series was held June 14, 2012 at Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Medicine.
MCC Chief Medical Education Advisor and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa Dr. Claire Touchie led a two-part workshop entitled “Blueprinting and Choosing Appropriate Tools for Assessment of Student Performance: A Start to the Charting of the C’s.”
In the first half of the three-hour session, Dr. Touchie focused on blueprinting for assessment of student performance. In addition to learning to define blueprinting in the context of specific assessment needs, participants were invited to apply the knowledge acquired by designing their own blueprints in breakout groups. The second half of the workshop centred on assessment tools for student performance assessments. In a practical exercise, faculty members were taught to construct an assessment toolbox to achieve assessment goals.
Dalhousie Medical School reported on this event in the July 2012 issue of its newsletter, DalMed News.
In the evening following the workshop, Council sponsored a reception to celebrate its 100-year rich history. This event, held at the Sir Charles Tupper Building Foyer, gave guests the opportunity to connect with the guest speaker and meet MCC President Dr. Michael Marrin.
|Dr. Claire Touchie (left) and Dr. Michael Marrin (right) pose with Dr. Karen Mann, Professor Emeritus, Division of Medical Education at Dalhousie University.|