TEACHING AND EDUCATION

PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES

The CFD provides a number of programs and supports intended to enhance skills in health professions teaching, education, education research, and academic leadership. View our summary of the CFD’s full menu of programs to determine which may best meet your needs. For more details on each program click the title(s) in the blue column.
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Education Scholars Program (ESP)

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.

An application process is required.

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Summer Education Institute: Teaching for Transformation

The Summer Education Institute (SEI): Teaching for Transformation is an annual 3 day program, taking place every June (scheduled for June 11-13, 2019). SEI brings together educators interested in the theory and practice of transformative education and critical pedagogies. SEI participants are interested in preparing health professions learners for the humanistic and social-relational aspects of health care practice. The program has been developed and will be offered in collaboration with the Centre for Ambulatory Care Education (CACE), Women’s College Hospital.

Registration is required.

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Best Practice in Education Rounds (BPER)

Best Practice in Education Rounds (BPER) are one-hour presentations focused on faculty development topics and include concepts from a variety of education perspectives, linking education research with practice. Presentations are held in person at Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute or via webinar as a group at a local hospital site, or via personal computer or smartphone. All past rounds are archived on this site. Our rounds are an accredited group learning activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. They are also an accredited group learning activity as defined by the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

BPER is co-sponsored and organized by our Centre and The Wilson Centre. Presentations originate from St. Michael's Hospital and are video-cast to various GTA locations.

Rounds are open to anyone who is interested in attending.

Please note: Registration is now Required

In an effort to automate and more accurately report on attendance for accreditation purposes - we have have changed BPER events to require registration. This will ensure that your attendance is tracked to your CFD account, and that all past sessions attended can be seen on your dashboard. Please make sure to sign up for an account, or update your current information to register for BPER sessions.

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Workshops

Workshops are devoted to the enhancement of teaching skills as well as mentoring, career development, scholarship in education and leadership. Anyone involved in the teaching of health professional is eligible to register. Workshops are free for faculty in the Faculty of Medicine (FoM), University of Toronto (UofT) and for employees of St. Michael’s Hospital (SMH). If you are not a faculty member in the FoM, UofT or a St. Michael’s Hospital employee, but are active in the teaching of health professionals, a fee of $50 will apply.

Our workshops meet the accreditation criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and have been accredited for 3.5 MAINPRO-M1 hours per each workshop (unless otherwise noted). Workshops have also been approved as an Accredited Group Learning Activity under Section 1 of the Framework of CPD options for the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - 3.5 hours per workshop (unless otherwise noted).

Registration is required.

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Stepping Stones

A Foundational Faculty Development Program

The Stepping Stones Program (SSP) is our foundational program at the Centre for Faculty Development (CFD). It provides support to health professionals in their multiple roles as teachers, educators, academic leaders, scholars, and advocates. This introductory level program is aligned with other CFD programming which provides more advanced content in the same areas.

Registration is required.

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Narrative Medicine: Reading, Writing, and Reflecting in Clinical Practice, Teaching, and Self-Care

This program will introduce the theory and practice of Narrative Medicine through a variety of practical activities and discussion. Participants will be guided through in-class exercises in close reading, close listening, and creative and reflective writing. Sessions will include an ongoing discussion on the ways that healthcare practice can be informed by narrative medicine and the relationship between the creative and healing arts, as well as the ethical questions raised by narratively-informed approaches.

More advanced elements of the art of writing will be introduced as the course proceeds.

This new program consists of seven 2.5-hour sessions and will require in-between-session homework and reading.

There is an associated registration fee of $700. A maximum of 17 participants will be accepted into the program on a first come-first serve basis. Registration closes September 9, 2019.

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Teaching for Learning and Collaboration (TLC) Program

This program is a 6 module longitudinal teaching skills program for multi-professional clinicians in healthcare. The program is relevant to the varied teaching contexts of multi-professional faculty and allows participants to share their teaching experiences and employ common teaching theory and behaviours together. This program is offered as part of the Education Scholars Program curriculum as well as part of the Centre’s workshop series.

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Helen P. Batty Awards for Excellence and Achievement in Faculty Development

In 2005, the CFD established awards to recognize excellence in faculty development programming and teaching in the Faculty of Medicine (FoM), University of Toronto (UofT). Nominations are open to faculty members in the FoM, UofT.

There will be a maximum of 2 awards given each year. Please note that this does not mean 2 awards will be given in each category but rather 2 awards given from across all 3 categories. The 3 award categories are:

  • Sustained Excellence in Teaching as a Faculty Developer
  • Innovation in Program Development and Design
  • Sustained Contribution to the Field of Faculty Development
The Helen P. Batty awards nomination period is now closed. For more information, please contact Camille Borromeo Denbigh

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Online Supplements (OS)

The Online Supplements (OS) are a new series of free teaching resources meant to support education and teaching efforts within the health professions. Our team is developing a number of OS covering reflexive approaches to health professions education, including:

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Education Research Community

The Education Research Community (ERC) is an interdisciplinary mix of aspiring education researchers made up of administrators, educators, and clinical teachers from varied roles, professions, and experience levels with research. No registration is required. Everyone is welcome!

There are 3 formats for the sessions:

  1. Invited Talks (a presentation from an invited guest)
  2. Open Session (ERC members bring their own work and get feedback from the group, e.g. abstract or presentation for conference)
  3. Journal club (a facilitated discussion about relevant articles in the health professions education literature)

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