Small Group Learning Sessions

Small group learning sessions are opportunities for doctors to discuss, discover, and share learnings in a practical environment. Doctors meet to identify practical solutions, and to learn about new tools and techniques that support an integrated system of primary and community care. Themed session topics are informed by doctors and divisions of family practice to ensure sessions are locally relevant.

By participating in the small group learning sessions, doctors and their practice teams can:

  • Learn from and with peers.
  • Discuss how to incorporate changes into practices.
  • Plan for practice changes.
  • Test learnings in a practice environment.
  • Be supported by RSTs to implement and to sustain changes.

After participating in a session, physicians can receive sessional payment for working through an action plan that connects their learnings to a practice improvement activity. PSP’s Regional Support Teams (RSTs) can assist physicians in identifying a practice improvement activity and in developing an action plan.

Developed by PSP in partnership with doctors, educational organizations, and subject matter experts, content used in small group learning sessions is evidence-based. Sessions are designed to allow physicians to meet CME requirements.

Currently available

Practice and quality improvements: Introduces physicians and their teams to accessible and practical tools to make practice improvements that are significant to them and their patients.

  • Session 1 focuses on how physicians can identify, plan for, and begin to implement practice improvements.
  • Session 2 supports physicians in using data and measurement to implement practice improvement.

Upcoming – early Summer 2017

Residential care: Supports physicians and their teams in developing clinical expertise relevant to expanded work in residential care facilities.

  • Session 1 provides physicians with clinical scenarios to enhance their skills and comfort level in providing care to patients with dementia. The session supports physicians to provide care to patients with mild to moderate dementia by: identifying patients, assessing and addressing common concerns, managing care using pharmacological and non-pharmacological resources, developing an action plan for practice improvements.

Team-based care: supports the development of competencies  essential to working effectively and efficiently in an interprofessional team.

To participate or to learn more, please contact your PSP Regional Support Team.