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Postgraduate Medical Education in Canada

Dr. Alim Pardhan is the recipient of the 2014 PARO Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award. Dr. Pardhan, a former McMaster University resident, has recently been named Program Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program. The PARO award recognizes the essential role that a skilled teacher plays in the training of new physicians.

The McMaster Orthopedic Residency Program has received the 2014 PARO Residency Program Excellence Award. This award was created to recognize programs that have consistently provided an exceptionally positive and rewarding experience to their residents, while producing physicians who are expertly trained to deal with the challenges in their upcoming careers. Congratulations to the Dr. Brad Petrisor, the Residency Program Director, and the entire program on this well-deserved honor.

John C. Sibley Award

Dr. JoAnn Corey, Director of the Residency Program in McMaster's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, has been recognized with the McMaster John C. Sibley Award for Excellence in Education for Part-Time Faculty.

The award is presented annually to a faculty member in the Faculty of Health Sciences who has made outstanding contributions to the education of health professionals.

Secrets of Publishing Success

Dr. Aiman Alak and Dr. Donald Arnold are highlighted in the McMaster Daily News. Dr. Alak has recently published his paper, How to Succeed in Research During Medical Training. [Click here to view the article on the McMaster Daily News website]

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Where will a 'Postgraduate Certificate in Education' allow you to teach (UK)?

I really know nothing about this, but Birmingham Conservatoire of Music that I want to go to has a 4 year course that I want to take. But, if I take a five year course, there is an integrated PGCE. All I want to know is, where will it allow me to teach? Secondary schools? Or will it allow me to teach in a college? If not, what qualification would I need to teach in a college?
Thanks. (:

Technically a PGCE will allow you to teach any age and any subject regardless of what you train in. However I'd guess that the integrated PGCE will enable you to be a secondary school music teacher. Primary PGCE's enable you to teach all subjects at Primary level. Secondary PGCE's you have to choose a specialist subject (usually the subject of your degree). Further Ed requires a PGCftE. Give the music department a buzz and get them to clarify exactly what PGCE it is.
For further ed take a look at the GTTR ( - it's UCAS but for PGCE's. A quick look shows that Birmingham City University …

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