Faculty Peer Leader Network
The Faculty Peer Leader Network is the next step in preparing up-and-coming clinicians to understand and practice in a digital environment. Over the next 18 months it will create a collaborative and engaging environment that builds upon the successful Clinicians in Training program and leverages the Peer Leader Network model to provide faculty with support and mentorship in integrating informatics, e-resources and digital health core competencies into the curricula.
Currently, Infoway is working with the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC), the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) and the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN). Activities with AFPC and CASN begin rolling out this fall.
Clinicians in Training
The Clinicians in Training initiative is designed to prepare a new generation of physicians, pharmacists and nurses for practice in modern technology-enabled clinical environments. All projects are sponsored by Infoway for three years and include a variety of components, such as the creation and sharing of curriculum-based resources and e-learning tools.
Physicians in Training
This AFMC-Infoway project endeavours to improve clinical practice and patient care by supporting medical students and residents in their adoption and use of information and communications technologies, such as electronic medical records. It encompasses the 17 faculties of medicine across Canada, including educators, informatics experts, students and residents.
There is a focus on:
Pharmacists in Training
This AFPC-Infoway project aims to better prepare pharmacy students to practice in modern, technology-enabled environments, realizing benefits such as increased patient safety and improved efficiency. It engages each of the 10 faculties of pharmacy across Canada, including educators, informatics experts and students.
Read more about the Pharmacists-in-Training Project
Nurses in Training
This CASN-Infoway project helps nursing graduates enter the workplace able to practice effectively in the increasingly electronic world of health care delivery, improving care delivery and patient outcomes. The program involves educators, informatics experts and students at the 91 nursing degree-granting colleges and universities across Canada.
Read more about the Nurses-in-Training Project
Visit the Resources section for CASN’s reports on nursing informatics competencies, and existing teaching and learning resources.
Joint Clinicians in Training Collaboration
In addition to the individual faculty-oriented Clinicians in Training programs, all three also work together. This provides an opportunity for each of the Clinicians in Training executive partners and project leads (AFMC, AFPC, CASN) to share respective project activities and outcomes, and discuss join opportunities for knowledge exchange, translation and intersection.