I'm not a preceptor...
What do I have to do?
I'm a Preceptor...
What do I have to do?
The following resources are about the OLD System
As a preceptor, you have at least 6 shifts with a resident. During this time, you will work through all the McMAP items for that month. You will almost never repeat a task with the resident.
At the end of the month, you will receive a score report, and be asked to comment on the resident's performance. (See below for End-of-Rotation details)
As a non-preceptor, you will have the occasional shift with a resident. You will only have to do 1 task assessment and 1 Global Rating Scale.
Your scores are VERY important, at it provides an outside perspective to the preceptor. In effect, you serve as a second rater to allow the Preceptor to gain insight regarding inter-rater reliability.
If you have questions or comments, please do NOT hesitate to ask us. Write us at:
< >, and put the subject as "Attention" to Teresa (Chan).
At the end of the month, you will receive a SCORE REPORT (click below to see a sample) and a blank PRECEPTOR REPORT (click below to see sample of completed one).
These documents help interpret the data gathered, and provide residents with an overview of their progress.
Your comments are key, as evidence shows that qualitative commentary has a higher impact on behavioural change AND is more reflective of performance.
Sample Score Report Sample Preceptor Report
END OF MONTH
Hello Faculty Member
The NEW McMAP system will be launching shortly. Check your inboxes for a link to activate your account.
The web address is: https://mcmap.macemerg.ca
You will not be able to submit resident assessments until you are registered.
The account will be associated with the email account you are using to receive official information from the McMaster EM program administrators for teaching purposes.
STEP 1: SETTING UP YOUR USER ACCOUNT
Click on the figure to the left to download the Faculty Quick Start Guide (or click here). You will ALSO have received this in your email.
STEP 2: HOW TO ASSESS A RESIDENT
When you are on shift you must have the RESIDENT pull up their evaluation (either on a computer or a mobile device) and enter the data into THEIR account (i.e. like the clinical clerks). At the END of their form, they will select you as an ASSESSOR and then...
YOU MUST TO TYPE IN YOUR PASSWORD to validate the assessment.
STEP 3: PRECEPTOR REPORTS? WHAT WILL WE DO FOR THOSE?
At the end of a block, if you were a preceptor for a resident you will be either sent an email (with a summary report AND a Word Doc like you have been doing all along) or as we move to the new system we will send you a push notification via the online system so you can simply login, download the summary of all the McMAP assessments and then write your end-of-block commentary.
Want to learn more about the EM Competence by Design Transition?
Below are all the Specialty Committee Infographics (made by our own Alvin Chin). Simply click on each of the figures below to download the entire PDF infographic to find out more about CBME.