Afternoon Colloquium: Wednesday, 10 April 2024

We invite you to join us for our next colloquium: Marcia Choi and Cheryl McGee will be presenting, ‘New tool, new lens: Assessing student competencies with the new Canadian Assessment of Clinical Competence/Appréciation de la Compétence Clinique du Canada

New tool, new lens: Assessing student competencies with the new Canadian Assessment of Clinical Competence/Appréciation de la Compétence Clinique du Canada

OVERVIEW: The evaluation of SLP and Audiology student performance during placements has long been conducted using a quantitative scale covering skills in professional and interpersonal skills, assessment, treatment and communication skills. The shift to competency-based education standards has necessitated revising the tools for placement evaluation. In 2014 clinical coordinators from all twelve Canadian SLP and Audiology programs were entrusted to develop a new evaluation tool based on the Canadian Curriculum Standards for Audiology and Speech-language Pathology. In 2023, this tool was piloted in French and English with clinical educators across Canada, with the plan to adopt as the new standard for placement evaluation. This session will provide an introduction to this new evaluation, and its formative approach for supporting clinical educators and students in the shared endeavour of clinical training. This session is appropriate for faculty, current clinical faculty and educators, and clinicians interested in being mentors.

Marcia Choi, Associate Professor of Teaching and Lead Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education

Marcia has been at the SASS since 2015, and has been the Lead, Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education Team since 2017.

Marcia has 20 years of clinical experience in adult neurogenic communication and swallowing disorders and 15 years as a Clinical Educator at Vancouver General Hospital and G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre. She was also an Adjunct Professor at the School of Social Work and the former College of Health Disciplines, and received the 2014 Award for Excellence in Interprofessional Education Teaching.

Marcia’s current role is dedicated to facilitating healthy and innovative clinical placement learning in and beyond the SASS, and her interests are in professionalism and interprofessional health care.

Cheryl McGee, interim M.Sc. Program Director  and Clinical Practicum Coordinator After graduating from SASS in 2006, Cheryl gained SLP experience in a variety of settings: an outpatient rehabilitation unit working with stroke clients, a private school for students diagnosed with a Learning Disability, and many acute care settings within Alberta Health Services and Fraser Health Authority.  A passion for student mentorship and clinical education was ignited when Cheryl supervised SLP students from various graduate programs in Canada. Since starting as a Clinical Practicum Coordinator in 2017, Cheryl has connected with many Clinical Educators in BC and Western Canada, either in-person or virtually. Establishing and maintaining strong relationships with UBC’s supportive clinical community is one of the most rewarding aspects of her role.

We look forward to seeing you on April 10th at 12:05pm! If you plan to join us virtually, please click here to RSVP for the Zoom session.