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These workshops are devoted to the enhancement of teaching skills with a look at career development and scholarship in education and are offered throughout the academic year. Each workshop is free to faculty in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and for staff and physicians at St. Michael's Hospital, Providence Healthcare, and St. Joseph's Health Toronto. Registration is required.

The workshops are accredited group learning activities as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. They are also accredited group learning activities as defined by the College of Family Physicians and Surgeons.

If you are not a faculty member or do not work at St. Michael's Hospital, Providence Healthcare, or St. Joseph's Health Toronto, but are active in the teaching of health professionals at the University of Toronto, please feel free to register for workshops. A $50 registration fee will apply.

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October 2018
Instructional Development
  • Tue / Oct 16
    8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • 3.50 credits
Simulation 101: Introduction to Simulation Education

This interactive workshop is facilitated by the interprofessional team from the Allan Waters Family Simulation Centre at St. Michael’s Hospital. The workshop's overarching goal is to provide a solid base to implementing simulation education into current practice by broadly introducing essential concepts of simulation.  Participants will leave with a general understanding of simulation education as it relates to their own practice. 

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November 2018
Instructional Development
  • Tue / Nov 6
    1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • 3.50 credits
Psychological Safety in Health Care Simulation: Considerations and Practical Applications

**Please note the PRE-REQUISITE**
Participants should have taken at least 1 course or workshop related to simulation and/or experience creating, facilitating, or debriefing a simulation.

This immersive and highly practical course will explore the challenges and considerations of creating and maintaining psychological safety in the design and implementation of healthcare simulation. It will define what constitutes psychological safety and how best to achieve it. Participants will be invited to consider how these concepts can be applied to their own practice and to explore the various tensions that may arise in doing so.

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Scholarship in Education
  • Tue / Nov 13
    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • 2.50 credits
Excellence in Educational Grantsmanship

This workshop will focus on building participants' knowledge of education research grants, but with some details about the Education Development Fund (EDF).

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Instructional Development
  • Tue / Nov 20
    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • 2.00 credits
Advancing and Improv'ing: The application of improvisational theatre exercises to medical education, faculty development and wellness

Family physicians have increasing competing priorities for their attention but are instructed to simultaneously avoid ‘burn out’ and maintain a ‘work-life’ balance. This agenda is promoted but not taught in our Family Medicine curriculum. Spontaneity, creativity, and fun are not words generally used to describe our learning environments. In order to create the work-life balance we covet, we need to change our culture. What if purposeful fun and play could be instilled within the Family Medicine curriculum?

Play has multiple functions. Play theory[1] informs us that regular playful activity enables us to live more fully and refreshes our general wellbeing, permitting us to deal with the mundane and emotionally charged world of medicine. Play serves to improve integration into a culture by providing ritual and connection to feel part of something (beyond the solidarity assumed through a ‘1 in 4’ initiation). Lastly, play-theory embraces the notion of training reflectively in order to perform reflexively with our patients, teams and communities.

Medical Improv - the use of improvisational theater principles and training techniques – is an innovative strategy to incorporate purposeful play to improve communication, professionalism, and other essential skills in Family Medicine[2].  Improv can have a direct impact on clinically relevant skills that map across the CanMEDs competencies, with applications to many contexts including remediation, team development, wellness and resiliency.

 Participants will be immersed in introductory improvisational exercises to experience it directly.

[1] Brian Sutton Smith. Play theory: A Personal Journey and New Thoughts. American journal of play. Summer 2008; Pages 80-123.
[2] Watson K. Perspective: Serious Play: Teaching Medical Skills with Improvisational Theater Techniques. Academic Medicine 2011; 86 (10) 1260-1265.

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Scholarship in Education
  • Wed / Nov 21
    9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • 2.00 credits
Searching Medline and Creating Annotated Bibliographies

The first part of this workshop will be an introduction to searching Medline for health professions education questions. The second part of this workshop will cover the basics of an annotated bibliography, including what it is and what should be included in one. 

This workshop is strongly recommended for individuals participating in the Journal Club as part of the CFD Stepping Stones program, as it directly correlates to the first assignment.

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December 2018
Scholarship in Education
  • Thu / Dec 6
    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • 2.00 credits
Searching Medline and Creating Annotated Bibliographies

The first part of this workshop will be an introduction to searching Medline for health professions education questions. The second part of this workshop will cover the basics of an annotated bibliography, including what it is and what should be included in one. 

This workshop is strongly recommended for individuals participating in the Journal Club as part of the CFD Stepping Stones program, as it directly correlates to the first assignment.

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January 2019
Instructional Development
  • Tue / Jan 29
    1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
  • 2.25 credits
The Essentials for Teaching Case-based Learning (CBL)

This workshop is intended specifically for faculty who are Case-based Learning (CBL) tutors teaching in the MD Program, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. All new CBL tutors are encouraged to attend a face-to-face workshop. 

 

We are offering this workshop at a central location during the day in collaboration with the CFD at St. Michael’s Hospital, in addition to the workshops that will be offered locally at each of the four MD Program Academies (Fitzgerald, Wightman-Berris, Peters-Boyd, and the Mississauga Academy of Medicine). Please check the ofd.med.utoronto.ca for availability of other CBL workshops.

During this workshop, you will learn how to facilitate the students’ learning in the new CBL teaching paradigm in the Foundations Curriculum in the MD Program at the University of Toronto.

If you have any specific questions about this workshop please contact lori.innes@utoronto.ca


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February 2019
Instructional Development
  • Wed / Feb 20
    1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • 3.50 credits
Fight, Flight and Insight: Professional Conversations in Collaborative Practice

Who we are influences our perceptions and judgments of others - a key feature in how we manage personal and professional relationships. Integrated approaches to challenging peer to peer dynamics demand self-awareness and complex communication skills. Communication is an essential component in building productive collegial relationships, inter-professional teams and in turn, patient safety.

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