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.

The Clinical Educator program (CEd) is an Area of Focused Competence (AFC) Diploma program offered through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. Royal College AFC programs are competence-based and designed for candidate participation concurrent with active medical practice. Most candidates will complete this program post-residency, although senior residents are eligible to apply. Clinician Educators are physicians with formal training in medical education, who can provide consultative medical education advice and guidance for education projects. Find out more