CanMEDS and faculty development resources
The College of Family Physicians of Canada supports teachers at:
Family Physicians can go to the STFM site - (Society of Teachers of Family Medicine) - https://www.stfm.org/facultydevelopment/otherfacultytraining/tipsfornewfaculty/topic-page/
UBC has a great series of online modules for new preceptors. See the Teaching & Learning tab.
Changes to the College of Medicine undergraduate curriculum are closely monitored and need to be approved by both the Curriculum Committee and the Curriculum Quality Review Sub-Committee (CQRSC). To learn about the process and how to navigate changes to the curriculum or your course, please see the attached Curricular Change handbook
Curricular Change Request Form: https://share.usask.ca/medicine/ugme/curobj/Lists/CurChgReq/NewForm.asp
Guidelines to Optimize Learning in Large Group Sessions
Family Medicine has specific resources for physicians taking on clerks including a checklist for orienting students to your practice. Check within your discipline to see what supports have been created for clerkship rotations.
UGME Teaching Resources
Tips & tools for those teaching in the Undergraduate Medical Education Program
PGME Teaching Resources
Tips and tools for teaching Medical Residents
For more information regarding medical resident education:
- Harassment and Intimidation
- Orientation for learners to your practice
- Call expectations
- Graded responsibilities
Go to https://medicine.usask.ca/residents/pgme-programs.php#ProgramContacts for information on Competency By Design as
The College of Family Physicians of Canada has many resources on the Triple C Family Medicine Curriculum https://www.cfpc.ca/triple_c/ See more information under the Teaching tab.
Teaching Tips for Clinicians
If you are looking for help teaching about Communication skills go to – http://doccom.org/ and the Institute for Healthcare Communication
The purpose of this program is
NSID (Network Services ID)
- The NSID is a unique identifier allowing you access to USask systems. A password which you will set, accompanies your NSID and must be used to log on to any of the systems outlined below. Should you forget your password, it can be reset by calling the ICT Service Desk (USask Information and Communications Technology) at either 306 966-2222 or toll-free at 1 800 966-4817 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you have a Medical Faculty appointment with the College of Medicine, you will have already been given and NSID. If you are a Medical Faculty and have forgotten your NSID, you can email email@example.com
Programs and software used in the CoM:
- WebEx – Willem de Jong and David Greaves
- TopHat – Todd Reichert
- BlackBoard – Willem de Jong and David Greaves
- Examsoft – Todd Reichert
- Panopto – David Greaves and Willem de Jong
- One45 – Willem de Jong
Videos on these topics can be found here
For room bookings in Saskatoon:
Room1430 in the Health Sciences Library can be booked through Gwen Chan firstname.lastname@example.org or call 306-966-5918
For all other room bookings, contact Facilities Support Services at 966-4496
Technology Training & Support:
LinkedIn Learning is an online training resource for all USask faculty, staff and students that is free at https://training.usask.ca/linkedin-learning/LIL.php. This online training resource contains thousands of videos on the latest software tools and skills.
WebEx support is 306-966-2222 which is the IT help desk
Other USask IT resources include:
- You can search for help via our knowledge base.
instructor ledsoftware application training courses, please visit training.usask.ca
FD highly recommends all faculty take the course on Indigenous Wellness. This course is offered regularly and you can register
We also offer a workshop on Unconscious Bias and recommend this for all new faculty.
Other general information on Indigenous resources at http://www.nccah-ccnsa.ca/34/Publications.nccah
USask Indigenization links:
AFMC has a manual of core competencies for UG teaching which is being updated:
The CoM Division of Social Accountability has many resources and events to support your work in this area. Please visit their site at:
There are many great resources listed for Social Accountability and Indigenous Health resources listed on the new SA website.
Indigenous Health is a priority area of the AFMC (Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada). https://afmc.ca/priorities/indigenous-health is an excellent source of the resources they have available.
The University of Saskatchewan is dedicated to Indigenous student success, to fostering meaningful relationships with Indigenous communities and to promoting Indigenous knowledges and scholarship. Through collaboration, innovation, respect and humility, the university fosters a welcoming environment that is grounded in the principles of reconciliation and is able to address the calls to action placed on everyone in this country.
Office of the Vice-Provost Indigenous Engagement - Strategic Goals:
Why is this important?
It can often be a bit intimidating when you are new to teaching. Medical education research, evidence, best practices and how to apply them effectively to your teaching, can be a whole new world. Often as residents we have had an introduction to the topic of teaching (because this is a mandatory accreditation requirement in all Canadian medical schools) but it is only an introduction. We may not know what we don’t know when it comes to teaching effectively and so it can be hard to know where to start. Faculty Development is here to support you build a foundation for effective teaching as you get started.
How do I get help?
We can also provide support by helping you to acquire a mentor or coach if you are interested in this approach. This can be a great resource as you start teaching. This may be in your location but this may not be necessary. You can also sign up to be observed – in a classroom or teaching in rounds or in your clinical environment - contact us about PROMPT-MED.
If you need help or would like to learn more, please get in touch with us. You can also access many of the resources available on our website.
How can I build on this?
The College of Education offers certificates and Masters of Education in Health Professions Education. Check out the information on this website! These are done online.
Also coming soon - the Clinician Educator Diploma in 2020. This is a great way to develop your teaching skills as a new teacher!
Tracking Your Thinking
Thinking about your thinking – click here 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.