Everyone will understand their individual and collective impact on the patient's journey and will be empowered to learn and teach as a team. This work will allow all learners, including physicians, staff, students, patients and families, to experience increased accessibility to collaborative learning opportunities and make this way of learning, a corporate priority at St. Michael’s Hospital.
St. Michael’s will support lifelong learning through the continuing professional development of staff, physicians and students.
The importance of active patient and family engagement and lived experience will be reflected in all elements of teaching and learning at the hospital.
St. Michael’s will support knowledge creation and mobilization through the establishment of communities of practice, innovative educational design and ongoing program evaluation. The hospital will support the corporate strategy by integrating research and education, through the cultivation of academic practice, with the ultimate goal of improving patient care.
Education will enable the success of all programs in advancing the hospital’s quality agenda. This work will be advanced through seeking opportunities for strategic growth and development aligned with the corporate strategic plan; fostering relationships through outreach to the hospital’s community and beyond to create new possibilities; and measuring the results and outcomes of programs and their impact upon the patient experience.
The Education portfolio will leverage its existing technology and infrastructure – Allan Waters Family Simulation Centre, telemedicine services, eLearning services and the Scotiabank Health Sciences Library – to deliver quality education programs for staff, physicians and students. At the same time, St. Michael’s will continue to explore exciting teaching and learning opportunities made possible by new advancements in technology.
Venn diagram demonstrating collaboration of education strategic priorities across St. Michael’s Hospital