Our department has provided a highly-rated, five-day workshop program for around 25 visiting delegates from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine with the topic "Approaches to Medical Education: Focus on Problem-Based Learning" annually since 2011. The program draws expert instructors from the Department of Anesthesia, and, more recently, from the Departments of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, and covers the broad spectrum of PBL at McMaster University, professional competencies, and evidence-based medicine.
The educational program was initiated as a collaboration between the Department of Anesthesia and the Office of International Affairs at McMaster University. Seminars on problem-based learning and other approaches to medical education at McMaster University, as well as evidence-based medicine and simulation-based learning, are covered. It is a unique and fascinating opportunity to share and exchange ideas of medical education practices in Canada and China.