Undergraduate Clinical Teaching Unit (CTU) Ward Rotation
What is a CTU Ward Rotation?
CTU stands for Clinical Teaching Unit.
Year-3 of Medical school is also referred to as the Clerkship year. Students are are known as Med 3 students or Clerks.
During a student's clerkship, they are placed on an in-patient ward to learn about patient care. Before the start of this, they need to take part in Ward Orientation. This lasts for 6 weeks (which is 1 period in the Undergraduate schedule). There are approximately 110-120 students in Year-3. The students are put into 8 groups (by the Dean's Office), with approximately 14 students per group.
HSC- 6 students placed on 3 different services (aka wards): A, D or H
Two students per service:
- 2 on A
- 2 on D
- 2 on H
St. Boniface Hospital-4 students placed on two different services:
- 2 on A
- 2 on B
Ward rotations start on a Monday and end on a Friday. If there is a STAT holiday on a Friday, the rotation will end on the Thursday. If there is a STAT holiday on a Monday, the rotation will begin on the following Tuesday. Students will complete an [[Undergraduate Clinical Teaching Unit (CTU) Ward Rotation Exit Interview|exit interview]] upon completion of the CTU rotation and a Ward Orientation before they begin their CTU. Please see links for further information on these two sessions.
How to Set Up a CTU Ward Rotation
The Undergraduate Program Administrator will receive the student's hospital rankings from the Dean's Office in/around April. UGME academic year runs from October to end of September the following year.
The Undergraduate Program Administrator will place students in their ward based on the student's ranking of the different hospital locations. There is a template for this on the Q drive.
When assigning students, note the maximum amount of students per site as listed above.
The Undergraduate Program Administrator will attempt to give each student their first choice selection, however this cannot always occur.
If the first selection is unavailable, the Undergraduate Program Administrator moves the to the student's second and possibly third choice.
Once the Undergraduate Program Administrator has placed the students, they must send the tentative placements to the PGME Program Administrator for CORE medicine for approval. Which one, Program Administrator - Core (CBME) Program Administrator - Core (Committee Support) Program Administrator - Core (Orientation)
Once the Clinical Teaching Unit (CTU) Schedule]]s have been approved, the Undergraduate Program Administrator must send the [[Clinical Teaching Unit (CTU) Schedule]]s to the Dean's Office, the Chief Medical Resident and the Internal Medicine COREProgram Administrator Which one, Program Administrator - Core (CBME) Program Administrator - Core (Committee Support) Program Administrator - Core (Orientation)
. A master copy will be on the Q drive.
A member from the Dean's Office will send an email out letting the Undergraduate Program Administrator know when they should have the specific Period in OPAL populated and published by. This triggers the Undergraduate Program Administrator to start populating OPAL for that period.
This is usually two weeks before the next UGME Period is scheduled to begin.
Changing the CTU Rotation Schedule
You must also notify the CMR and the Program Administrator for Internal Core Medicine Which one, Program Administrator - Core (CBME) Program Administrator - Core (Committee Support) Program Administrator - Core (Orientation)
of all students who will be on a Undergraduate Leave of Absence (LOA). It is the CMR's job to make sure that the student's are not on the schedule during their approved LOAs.
Note that post-grad periods are different from Undergrad periods.