Our “on demand” FD programming includes:

  • CBME Workshops
  • Teaching Bootcamp modules – sessions on commonly requested topics ie Feedback
  • Med Ed 101 – course approach
  • Graduate course – Marcel D’Eon – coming again in the fall of 2019
  • iPBL Tutor training
  • Site / Program specific FD events
  • UGME/PGME/DME events such as onboarding
  • TIPS for residents, 5th year students, Med Ed student interest group and follow up sessions after PGY1 TIPS (see Link below for TIPS Manual)
  • Onboarding for new faculty, new committee members and those new to leadership roles

CBME Faculty Development Workshops

  • General information/ Introduction/ CBME Basics
  • Feedback and Work based Assessment
  • Coaching
  • Active learning Strategies
  • Academic Advisor Roles
  • Remediation/ Probation in the CBME environment

Regular offerings in FD include:

TIPS for Residents

TIPS (Teaching Improvement Project Systems) is the College of Medicine’s resident-as-teacher training course.  All first year residents are required to attend this two-day course designed to improve teaching skills & knowledge.  Sessions for Family Medicine are held in Regina, Swift Current, Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, North Battleford, & Saskatoon.  These typically occur from July through September.  There is a Royal College session in Regina in July & several in Saskatoon, which conclude in January.

Day one focuses on various components of an instructional session: writing learning objectives, creating an effective motivational set (introduction, conducive learning environment, & relevancy), body (learning activities & content delivery), & closure (conclusion & review).  Other topics include attention, motivation, how people learn, & effective PowerPoint.  Day two usually follows one week after day one & addresses additional aspects of teaching & learning with a clinical context focus: clinical teaching techniques, learning environment, cognitive biases, assessment, & feedback.


Teaching Bootcamp

Teaching Bootcamp is either a full day or a series of 2 hour workshops designed to enhance the participant’s expertise as a teacher through sessions in which selected instructional techniques will be analyzed, practiced and evaluated. The sessions include presentations, discussions and independent work. Participants prepare and present in small group, two ten-minute teaching sessions (micro teaches) from their own repertoire. On the second day, the participants will be divided into the following groups:

People who teach primarily in classroom settings practice and enhance valuable teaching skills including teaching large classes and foundational principles of student assessment.

People who teach primarily in a clinical setting will learn clinical teaching skills including how to use the Precepting Using Microskills method.

We anticipate that by the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Write instructional objectives
  • Plan an instructional session with an appropriate Set, Body, and Closure
  • Deliver a planned instructional session
  • Use audiovisual aids effectively
  • Critique instructional sessions
  • Apply TIPS techniques to different types of instructional sessions
  • Choose to continue to strengthen your teaching skills and
  • Become an advocate for better teaching and learning at the College of Medicine
  • Give effective feedback.

Simulation Training

Advanced Skills in Simulation for Educators & Teachers (ASSET)

ASSET Foundations is a two-day course that provides a broad overview of core simulation concepts and principles to novice and intermediate simulation educators.  This interactive and immersive course provides a mix of didactic, small group and simulation-based activities.  By the end of the course, the participants will be able to design and run their own simulation, and feel comfortable facilitating the debriefing session that follows.

Teaching Orientation for New Faculty

For more information on teaching orientation for new faculty, please see our Faculty Orientation to Teaching Module.

Everyday Bias for Healthcare Professionals 

Mitigating bias is an essential component for diversity & inclusion, which are important themes for the College of Medicine &, of course, the healthcare of Saskatchewan people.  There are numerous areas where this skill is beneficial: clinical decision-making, admissions, assessment, advising, curriculum development, co-worker relationships, & counselling to name a few.

Workshop description:

In partnership with the AAMC, this 2-hour workshop has been designed by Cook Ross, a consulting firm in the United States with 30 years of experience, including deep expertise in the role of inclusion & diversity in the workplace.  Grounded in self-reflection, the workshop enables participants to examine how experiences & identities shape their biases.  Participants develop awareness of their first impressions in order to improve decision-making in the workplace.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain how bias functions in the brain & its impact on decision-making
  • Examine how experiences & identities shape our biases
  • Develop the ability to closely inspect our first impressions for bias.

Please contact Faculty Development if you would like to arrange for this workshop for your group, committee, or department.

Med Ed 101

The purpose of this two-day interactive workshop is to introduce evidence-based approaches to design, implement and evaluate educational sessions and to enhance participants’ skills as medical educators. 

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Apply evidence on how people learn to design instructional sessions.
  2. Describe the components of competency-based medical education
  3. Write high quality objectives and effectively link objectives, teaching methods and assessment tools
  4. Select appropriate teaching methods based on the domains of learning.
  5. Develop a plan for assessing learners and outline an assessment blueprint
  6. Effectively apply best practices in the assessment of clinical and practical skills
  7. Describe strategies for addressing implementation issues.

Presenting with Pizzazz

This is a highly interactive program, usually over a half day, that is fun and builds teams.  You basically get to play and learn at that same time!  It is safe and casual and you are guaranteed to see improvements in your teaching presentations skills by the end of the session.  The objectives of this creative course are described here:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. apply improv to enhance teaching skills by demonstrating physicality/voice modulation and audience engagement strategies
  2. improve presentation skills through self-reflection and critique using recorded microteaching sessions before and after improv training
  3. access a community of practice around teaching  to  reinforce new presentation skills over time
  4. develop greater comfort presenting

Recommended USask Courses

Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning

FD “on the move”: We can bring faculty development content/resources to your site around the province.    

Want to be on a CME/CPD event planning committee?   Click here to view the PDF on why this might be important for you to consider.


Track Your Thinking

Thinking about your thinking – click here to download and use this template to record  “process notes” to reflect on what you want to use or take away from this page.  This can be similar to writing a progress note on patient care.  Download this pdf and keep it as a record.  Write out your comments on what you are learning and come back to this from time to time to see how your thoughts and feelings are changing.  Review what you have written and re-comment on how you are applying what you are learning to your day to day practice.

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