Every student in the MSc. HSED program must complete 2 Residency Weeks.
The Residency Period for 2018 is June 4 - 8, 2018.
The HS II Residency Week is 4 days long, June 5 - , 2017.
This year's Geoffrey Norman Day in Education Research will be June 6th.
There will also be two special events open to both HS I and HS II students during the Residency Week (will be announced on a later date).
HS EDUC 700: Health Science Education: Residency I
This fundamentals course provides students with an overview of the program and courses where the over-arching goals, learning outcomes, instructional methods, resources, assessment methods, and faculty of the program are introduced. The interprofessional culture, structure and content will be introduced and examined. Key concepts, such as clinical reasoning, problem solving, assessment principles, and leadership as they pertain to core courses will be introduced. Students reflect upon their goals and learning outcomes for the program, experience small group work, such as PBL tutorials in a face-to-face setting in preparation for online learning groups, and explore library resources and online learning tools such as (Avenue to Learn) and video conferencing. This is a face-to-face course offered in an intensive summer schedule. Students have the opportunity to engage with faculty and other students in both a formal (e.g. classroom) and a social (e.g. Welcome Reception) setting. Invited speakers are spaced throughout the week during both classroom and social meetings.
HS EDUC 707:Health Science Education: Residency II
In this intensive four-day period, students are required to attend this mandatory session at McMaster where they are given another chance to meet in person the faculty and other students in the program, including the first-year cohorts. Students are able to engage with faculty and other students in both a formal (e.g. classroom) and an informal (e.g. Wine & Cheese, Dinner) setting. Furthermore, students are provided the opportunity to present their progress on their theses or scholarly papers to the faculty and to their peers. Invited speakers are spaced throughout the week during both classroom and social meetings.
The Health Science Education Research Day is sponsored by The McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences as well as the Centre for Simulation-Based Learning. The Research Day brings together students, researchers, and faculty to learn more about educating people in the area of health sciences. Last year, there was an expert panel consisting of Kevin Eva (UBC), Martin Pusic (NYU), and Matthew Sibbald (McMaster) discussing "Reconceptualizing Feedback". Following this there was oral presentations as well as poster presentations and a networking lunch. The day was concluded with a Plenary Talk by Dr. Kevin Eva, titled, "Rater Based Assessment".