FAQ

Why is this important? 

There are vast resources now available on teaching and learning in all areas of medical education.  It is hard to weed through it all or know where to start. Faculty Development has taken on a curator role by sifting through these to select some of the key resources.  We hope this can help provide you with some direction when looking to improve your knowledge and skills as a clinical teacher or in the “classroom” environment.  We want to encourage and support your continuing professional development in medical education.

Mentoring  

There are both formal and informal options for mentoring if you are interested.  Please contact our office if you are interested in looking for a mentor.  We also have PROMPT-MED as a formal process for direct observation and feedback as another option for mentoring.

Need help?

Contact Medicinefaculty.development@usask.ca or call our office.  Feel free to drop by and explore our resources. 

Supports

PeeR Observation and Mentorship Program for Teaching in MEDicine (PROMPT-MED)

The purpose of this program is to provide opportunities for faculty to grow their skillset in teaching through peer observation.  Depending on the  goals of the individual faculty member, this flexible program may be a one-time consultation with direct observation of teaching and feedback, or it may be a more long-term mentorship relationship with on-going coaching and development.  Peer observation can also be tailored depending on the predominant type of teaching the faculty member does (e.g. clinical, small group with facilitation, or large group/classroom).  The program will match the faculty member with a peer who has the appropriate teaching experience for the teaching context.  The feedback can used by the faculty member strictly for personal development of teaching, or it can be used for professional development (i.e., promotion and tenure).  Regardless of the context, the goal is provide constructive,  practical, and evidence-based feedback in a safe and supportive environment.  If you are interested in this program, please contact Dr. Greg Malin in the College of Medicine.