Faculty Development Resources

Faculty Development Events

Donald Wasylenki Education Day

This is a one-day event, typically occurring in February, that focuses on knowledge and skills in teaching and education.

Orientation Day for New Faculty

This is a one-day event, typically occurring on a Friday in the fall, geared towards faculty within their first 3 years of appointment.

This event focuses on providing an overview of core academic knowledge and skills, including basic knowledge and skills for faculty starting in teaching and supervision roles.

Promotion Primer

This is a half-day event, typically occurring in late November, that focuses on informing faculty on the process of promotion and how to prepare their materials for successful promotion.

Promotion Primer is open to all MD and Non-MD Faculty!

Office of Faculty Development – Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Office of Faculty Development website

Current faculty development programs focus on preparation for teaching medical students in pre-clerkship courses and during their clerkship rotation.

  • pre-clerkship course sessions focus either on specific courses or on skills for teaching in specific formats (e.g., Problem-Based Learning)
  • click on the “Events” or “Resources” tabs and then search for options according to your teaching role, your course, or your home site
  • sessions are FREE and sometimes include a meal

Competency-Based Medical Education – Postgraduate Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Competency-Based Medical Education website 

  • primarily information and resources about CBME

University of Toronto Offices that Include Faculty Development Opportunities

Centre for Interprofessional Education (CIPE)

Centre for Interprofessional Education website 

This office is part of the U of T Faculty of Medicine.  It offers courses on:

  • Interprofessional Education (how to teach IPE and create IPE programs)
  • Collaborative leadership in IPE

Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation (CTSI)

CTSI website

This office is part of the University of Toronto (not just Faculty of Medicine).  It offers various workshops and programs on:

  • general teaching skills
  • the use of technology in teaching

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

CPD website

This office is part of the U of T Faculty of Medicine.  It offers courses on:

  • Continuing Education (how to develop and run Continuing Education programs)
  • Leadership development in Continuing Education
  • Go to their website and click on “Programs” for more information.

Conferences that Focus on Faculty Development

American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (AADPRT)

AADPRT website

  • annual conference in March, focusing resident education

Association for Academic Psychiatry

Association for Academic Psychiatry

  • annual conference in the early fall, focusing on teaching and career development
  • website also includes a variety of useful resources and links

Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP)

ADMSEP website

  • annual conference in June, focusing on medical student education

Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE)

AMEE Conferences

  • annual conference in late summer, focusing on teaching and education
  • publishes a variety of guides for teaching and education as well as the journal Medical Teacher

Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME)

CAME website

  • annual conference in April, focusing on teaching and education
  • annual leadership course in the winter

International Conference on Residency Education

International Conference website

  • annual conference in the early fall, focusing on resident education

Journals that Include Faculty Development Topics

A number of journals specifically focus on education and other academic areas, most of which are available free through the U of T library system:

Journals that focus on education and career development:

  • Academic Psychiatry
  • Academic Medicine

Journals that focus primarily on teaching and education:

  • Medical Education
  • Medical Teacher
    • has a “12 Tips” series that offers practical suggestions on various areas of teaching
  • Teaching and Learning in Medicine
  • BMC Medical Education
  • Journal of Graduate Medical Education
  • Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions

Journals that include series on teaching and education:

  • British Medical Journal
    • has a series entitled ABC of Teaching and Learning in Medicine
  • Medical Journal of Australia
    • has a series entitled Teaching on the Run

Masters Programs

Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Dalla Lana School website

  • Master of Science in Community Health:  Health Practitioner Teacher Education

OISE/U of T

OISE website 

  • Master of Education in a variety of areas, e.g.:
  • Curriculum studies and teacher development
  • Educational administration
  • Higher Education

University of Dundee

  • Master of Education
  • completed via distance education technology

University of Illinois at Chicago

U of I Master of Health Professions Education website

  • Master of Health Professions Education
  • can be done primarily online, with one week per summer in Chicago

Leadership Programs

CLIME – Canadian Leadership Institute for Medical Education

CLIME website

  • a 4-day course in Ottawa that focuses on leadership skills in medical education
  • this is a good option for those in early to mid-career leadership positions

NEAL

  • see above in the CFD section

OMA Physician Leadership Development Program

OMA PLD website

  • 10-month Master’s Certificate
  • this is a good option for physicians in a wide variety of leadership positions in health care settings and systems

Schulich School of Business, York University

  • several certificate programs focusing on leadership in clinical settings