All CIP trainees are required to help organize a seminar. Please use the Terms of Reference below to guide you.
- Enhance expertise for planning and implementing aspects of a clinician investigator training curriculum.
- Increase knowledge within chosen subject.
- Develop skills within roles under the CanMEDS framework.
- Orient on current CIP curriculum; e.g., build on (not duplicate) CIPCorEd modules.
Outline for setting up seminar:
- Choose topic from past list of topics or suggest new topic (contact CIP Office with proposal for new topic) at least two months prior to suggested seminar date.
- Recruit co-organizers (teams of 2-3) and determine roles and tasks as planning progresses.
- Develop outline for seminar (no more than one page) including goals, objectives, educational approach (including interactive learning format), choose potential speakers/presenters (UofT faculty/others as appropriate). Seminars should be 2-3 hours in duration.
- Contact CIP Director and CIP Coordinator to review seminar outline.
- Choose date/time for seminar with assistance of CIP Coordinator who will arrange location.
- Review seminar outline with speakers/presenters; meet if required to ensure effective program development and presentation, finalize AV and other requirements, handouts, etc. (up to one week prior).
- Provide CIP Coordinator with final seminar title, goals and objectives, short description of speakers, for timely advertisement (minimum one month). N.B. If seminar is based on a CIPCorEd unit, prior completion thereof may be required of registered CIP trainees.
- Develop a pre- and post-test consisting of five or more content questions and answer key, to be submitted to CIP office at least one week prior to seminar date.
- On day of seminar: Be available for set up at least 15 minutes prior to troubleshoot any technical issues. You will lead/chair seminar (team roles are assigned ahead of time): after introduction of seminar, outlining goals and objectives, administer pre-test to CIP trainees in attendance, allow approximately 5 -10 minutes for completion, and collect tests prior to introducing the speakers. Facilitate throughout seminar as needed. At conclusion of presentations thank speakers; distribute post-tests for completion by trainees (these are your learning indicators!). Specific tasks will depend upon the type of seminar you organize.
- Request seminar material (e.g. handout of slides, reference material) from speakers/presenters and ask CIP Coordinator to distribute to participants.
- Post-seminar: Assess pre/post-tests for seminar impact on learning and review feedback provided by CIP Coordinator; submit a short reflection piece (no more than one page) on the organizing and learning experience, and make recommendations for changes for future seminars.