My skills, knowledge and confidence as an educator have grown and I can’t believe how my portfolio has come together and it’s all because of ESP.
I’ve learned a lot about myself – how to advocate for myself and what it truly means to be an educational scholar; I feel this course has given me the confidence to believe that I am able to do this and I definitely think I’ll be able to incorporate the things that I learned.
About the Education Scholars Program Community: I have come to value Tuesday afternoons so deeply as a rare window of time that I could read, think and learn and could do all of that within a community of colleagues.
Looking forward to educational activities after the Education Scholars Program: I have had several requests to present a workshop on the grand rounds topic that I chose, both from within our hospital and from outside hospitals. People are starting to identify me as someone with interest and expertise in education.
The Education Scholars Program has given me a vocabulary to work with within the education world, and confidence that I now have training and experience to participate in these education focused discussions. It has motivated me to continue to strive for teaching excellence and it has shown me what it takes to be an authentic leader in education.
The Education Scholars Program has given more confidence in my role as an educator, providing me with solid theoretic constructs.
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This longitudinal leadership development program for health professional educators fosters academic excellence, creativity and scholarly productivity in education. The program builds capacity by enhancing competence in education leadership, scholarship, curriculum and teaching thus facilitating opportunities for advancement. Each Education Scholars Program (ESP) cohort experiences a uniquely designed curriculum that is structured to adapt to the specific needs of the Scholars, sponsoring departments and the current educational environment.
The ESP is a leadership development program for educators of health professionals. The purpose of ESP is to:
Our program goals are to support and enable the success of health professional and health science faculty/staff in their many roles as educators. These roles include being an education leader, scholar and teacher as well as a faculty developer who supports their colleagues in their educational work. Curriculum Goals are to create:
As the ESP embraces an evolving curriculum design model, each cohort experiences a curriculum that is uniquely designed and adapts to the needs of the Scholars, sponsoring departments and the current education environment.
Unique aspects of the program include:
The program is eligible for up to 4 course credits in the Masters in Community Health Science - Health Professions Teaching Education at the University of Toronto.
In addition to weekly class preparation, scholars complete assignments over the course of the two year program. As an applied program all course work and assignments are directly relevant to participants' educational practices.
Individuals in educator roles within the Faculty of Medicine and other health professions.
Tuition fees and protected time for our 2020-2022 cohort are as follows:
In addition, Scholars are supported to be free from work commitments to attend each Tuesday from 12:30-5:00 pm.