What is CoMPAS?

Coaching and Mentorship Program for Saskatchewan Physicians

Navigate your personal & professional growth.

CoMPAS was established to create and support professional connections and relationships among physician peers.  It is open to all physicians in their first five years of practice in Saskatchewan, regardless of their scope/specialty of practice, or their practice location (rural or urban). We have gathered a dedicated group of Coach/Mentors with a highly skilled administrative team who are eager to share their knowledge and experiences. We aim to ensure that all program participants on the receiving end of the coaching and mentoring, feel more ready for the practice, confident, comfortable, safer within their practice, and connected to the community they serve in.

 

 

Acknowledgements | Program Funding & Development

This project was developed and is operated by the University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine’s divisions of Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Faculty Development in partnership with the Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA), College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan (CPSS), and the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA). Funding for CoMPAS was provided by the SMA and Saskatchewan Ministry of Health (MoH).

            


 

The program manual tells you everything you need to know about the CoMPAS program. 

*latest version: Oct 18/22, this is an evolving process/document - thank you for your patience.

Eligibility, Application, Selection

 

CoMPAS Eligibility Criteria

Coach/Mentor:

  • Actively Practicing Medicine within Saskatchewan. 
  • Active registration and in good standing with CPSS.
  • Have more than 5 Years of Practice Experience in Saskatchewan.
  • Have a willingness to learn through peer engagement and interactions.
  • Can create up to 30 hours per year to dedicate to CMP engagement, CoMPAS training, and other program activities.
  • Have willingness to meet all training/educational requirements, developed and prepared by Faculty Development and the CME offices.

Coachee/Mentee:

  • Actively Practicing Medicine within Saskatchewan.
  • Active registration and in good standing with CPSS.
  • Are in the First 5 Years of Practice within Saskatchewan.
  • Have a willingness to learn through peer engagement and interactions.
  • Can create up to 30 hours per year to dedicate to CMP engagement, CoMPAS training, and other program activities.
  • Have willingness to meet all training/educational requirements, developed and prepared by Faculty Development and the CME offices.

 

Coach/Mentor Application

Ideally a Coach/Mentor should have a minimum of five years’ experience practicing medicine and providing patient care in Saskatchewan. Preference will be given to physicians with experience that offer a diverse perspective when faced with limited resources and are knowledgeable about community engagement. We define the Coach/Mentor role as follows: 

Coach

Guides through questioning, reflection and other appropriate strategies and tools, a coachee, to promote desirable and sustainable changes to benefit their career development and patient care. The relationship within CoMPAS is formalized based on defined expectations. Working together, aiming for a successful professional career within SK, is expected to be achieved by solidifying strengths and improving identified gaps and areas of weakness as defined and prioritized by the Coachee.

Mentor

Supports & advises a junior colleague with less experience to help them be successful. Advocates for the mentee & helps the Mentee advocate for themselves. Helps identify opportunities, locate resources, & connect with influential people who can assist the Mentee in their career. Helps the mentee get to a place they would not otherwise be able to achieve in a career advancing role; may be targeted to career trajectory in academic settings. Relates to the needs of the Mentee i.e., could be clinical, leadership, or research.

Within the CoMPAS program, our Coach/Mentors will be able to analyze situations and communicate with their Coachee/Mentee to determine the proper approach to learning and guidance.

*intake/application form takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.


 

Coachee/Mentee Application

The program is open to all physicians in Saskatchewan (Family Medicine, Specialists, Rural and Urban practice locations) in their first five (5) years of practice (either new or new to practice) in Saskatchewan.


 

CoMPAS Process Timeline

Applications close - Friday, November 4, 2022

Intake review, selection process, communication and next steps - November 14 - 25, 2022

Phase 1 CoMPAS Training - Asynchronous CoMPAS Introduction - Nov 28 - Dec 7, 2022

Phase 2 CoMPAS Training - Virutal Training Event - December 9, 2022 via Zoom *mandatory

Coach/Mentee Pairs (CMPs) Matched - December 15, 2022

First CMP Engagement - January 2023

Phase 3 CoMPAS Training - Coach/Mentor Skill Development - January 2023, ongoing


 

Selection & Matching Process


 

Accreditation

All program participants will be provided access to the University of Saskatchewan's learning management system (Canvas) that will hosts program resources and additional training tools.

Phase 1 CoMPAS Training – Asynchronous CoMPAS Introduction (Prep Work)
Self-Directed Learning | MOC & Mainpro+
Up to 4 hours

Participants will complete a mandatory CoMPAS Introduction, reviewing articles, videos, completing small assignments prior to the virtual training event. This will provide Section 2 Learning Credits for your Mainpro+/MOC journey.

Phase 2 CoMPAS Training – Virtual Training Event
Group One Learning | MOC & Mainpro+
6 hours

All program participants must participate in the virtual training event, un-paired, to learn more about the program details, receive an introduction to coaching and being coached, participate in workshops/sessions, and to network. This will provide Section 1 Learning Credits for your Mainpro+/MOC journey.

Phase 3 CoMPAS Training – Coach/Mentor Skill Development
Self-Directed Learning | MOC & Mainpro+
Up to 20 hours

The Coach/Mentors are asked to participate in a variety of extra training for a deeper dive into the coaching role – extra resources, interactive workshops, etc. This extra training supports their role as Coach/Mentor to be able to professionally, and safely, handle a variety of sensitive scenarious within a CMP. This will provide Section 2 Learning Credits for your Mainpro+/MOC journey.


 

Scientific Planning Committee

All potential sources of bias have been mitigated.

Contact Information

Dr. Melissa McGee
Physician Lead, CoMPAS
Email: meg597@usask.ca

Darla  Schiebelbein
Program Coordinator, CoMPAS
Email: darla.schiebelbein@usask.ca

Michelle Gabayan
Administrative Assistant, CoMPAS
Email: michelle.gabayan@usask.ca