Inspired Teaching

Teaching Residents in
Virtual Patient Care (VPC) settings.

Session #2: Assessment & Feedback in Virtual Care Settings

Originally Presented on Thursday, July 23, 2020
💻 Zoom Virtual Event

Virtual Patient Care (VPC) has become a ‘new normal’ in medicine necessitating new skills for training residents in most medical specialties.  In this webinar, a panel of McMaster postgraduate faculty will introduce best practices and learned experience in assessment and feedback of residents in the VPC setting. 

This webinar is the second in a series developed by the McMaster PGME office and MacPFD. The first event will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2020 and is on the topic of setting up your virtual care environment for learners.

At the end of this activity, faculty will be able to:

1.     Describe best practices for providing feedback to residents in VPC setting

2.     Ensure EPAs, Milestones and Field Notes are assessed

3.     Use digital tools for assessment

4.     Understand the resident perspective.

This event was a collaboration between the McMaster Postgraduate Medical Education Office and the McMaster Program for Faculty Development. It is targeted to clinical teachers involved in teaching residents, but all are welcome!

Part 1 

Part 2

Part 3

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Dr. Joe Lee is an associate professor and assessment director for the department of Family Medicine at McMaster University.  He was the founding site director of the KW McMaster family medicine residency program.  He is the chair of Centre for Family Medicine FHT, chair of the KW4 Ontario Health Team and clinical lead for the KW region.  His research interests include primary care for the physically disabled, family medicine education and family physician stress and burnout.

Lisa Colizza, MEd, is the Educational Lead Developer and Competency-Based Medical Education Co-Lead in Post Graduate Medical Education at McMaster University. Lisa has extensive experience in health professional and medical education and technology-enhanced teaching and learning. Lisa supports all aspects of CBME implementation with a focus in program evaluation and quality improvement. Lisa is excited to promote opportunities for scholarship during this historic shift to a competency-based framework in medical education globally. 

Dr. Amie Davis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University.  She is the current Curriculum Director within the Department of Family Medicine, previous Site Director for the Halton distributed Family Medicine Site, and interim Site Director for the Niagara distributed Family Medicine site.  Her clinical practice incorporates adult inpatient care, family medicine obstetrical and intrapartum care, community based- palliative care, gender affirming primary care, in addition to her family practice at Stonechurch Family Health Centre

Dr. Haroon Yousuf is a Clinical Scholar with the Division of Internal Medicine. He has completed a Masters in Bioethics and is interested in improving access to healthcare via virtual care. He has an interest in further expanding the role of virtual care in medical education.

Dr. Samaan is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Clinician Investigator Program, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University. Trained in three continents, Dr. Samaan received MBChB (a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery), MSc in science, Diploma of Management for Medical Doctors (DMMD) and PhD in psychiatric genetics. She has a large research program focused on cohort studies of psychiatric morbidity and mortality aiming to train the next generation of clinicians scientists.

Dr. Xenodemetropoulos is currently an Associate Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine at McMaster University, and is a consultant gastroenterologist at Hamilton Health Sciences. He completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of Alberta (2005). He then completed graduate medical training in internal medicine (2008) and gastroenterology (2010), as well as his M.Sc. in e-Health (2012) at McMaster University.


Dr. Dorothy Bakker is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University.  She is Assistant Dean of McMaster Community and Rural Education (Mac-CARE) and Chair of Professionalism Education for the M.G. DeGroote School of Medicine. 

Dr. Teresa Chan (@TChanMD) is an associate professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine at McMaster University.  She is the assistant dean for McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences Program for Faculty Development (@MacPFD).  She is an avid scholar in health professions education and works with the MERIT group (@MERIT_McMaster), and conducts research and scholarship within this area.