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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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.
This three-day intensive program will immerse participants in timely and relevant education topics. This year's focus will be on "Teaching for Transformation". The program has been developed and will be offered in collaboration with the Centre for Ambulatory Care Education (CACE), Women’s College Hospital.
Registration will be required.
These one hour presentations focus on faculty development topics and include concepts from a variety of education perspectives, linking education research with practice. Presentations are video and web-cast and 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 activities as defined by the College of Family Physicians and Surgeons.
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.
No registration is required.
We are pleased to now offer BPER live via Periscope. Periscope is an app that allows us to broadcast live and for anyone who has the app to view the presentation as it is happening or afterwards in the archive. You can download the Periscope app for Apple or Android devices for free and it is very easy to use. There is also a chat function so that you can interact with others while watching the presentation.
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 credits 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.
This accredited certificate program is for those interested in an immersion in teacher training and exploration of educator roles. Program candidates participate in eligible workshops and in a teaching and learning theory journal club. After completion of the program, the Stepping Stones Teacher Development CE Certificate will be awarded. Both faculty and non faculty members are welcome to enroll. The program fee is $650 for faculty in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and Staff at St. Michael's Hospital, Providence Healthcare, or St. Joseph’s Health Centre Toronto. The fee is $850 for others.
Registration is required.
Fostering Narrative Competence is an 8-session course which will focus on developing the skills of close reading and reflective and creative writing through discussion of published work, sharing student writing in a guided, workshop setting, and a selection of writing and creativity exercises. The course is open to writers at all levels interested in working in a variety of genres (fiction, memoir, poetry , drama, non-fiction, etc.).
Fostering Narrative Competence is intended to nurture and aid health care practitioners who wish to devote time and attention to their reading and writing but lack the support of an engaged creative community to support their efforts.
Registration for the 2018/2019 Fostering Narrative Competence Program will open soon. There will be a $500 fee. A maximum of 15 participants will be accepted into the program on a first come-first serve basis.
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.
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:
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:
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. The ERC does not require registration; everyone is welcome!
There are 3 formats for the sessions: