Scholarship, Critical Thinking, and Knowledge Translation Theme Subcommittee (SCTKT)
The Scholarship, Critical Thinking and Knowledge Translation curricular theme guides the teaching of Basic Sciences, Social Studies of Medicine, Research Fundamentals, Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM), and Critical Appraisal throughout the four years of the MDCM Program.
The student representative provides student input and feedback related to the themes and courses falling under the purview of the SCTKT committee. They obtain student feedback through surveys and focus groups.
Frequency of meetings: 4X / year
Social Accountability, Primary Health & Health Advocacy (SAPHHA)
The SAPHHA committee, chaired by Dr. Anne Andermann, is responsible to advise the MDCM Program Committee on matters related to content and integration of the Social Accountability, Primary Health & Health Advocacy curricular theme within the MDCM Program. This committee has oversight of the Molecules to Global Health course (Block A), the CHAP course, and longitudinal teaching of this theme across the curriculum.
The students represent the Medical Education Committee on the Social Accountability, Primary Health & Health Advocacy Subcommittee. Their role is to gather and report student feedback to this subcommittee with the goal of improving teaching related to the SAPHHA theme.
SAPHHA was created in 2018 by merging two previous committees: PHCPH (Primary Health Care and Population Health) and SAHA (Social Accountability and Health Advocacy).
Frequency of meetings: minimum 2X / year