Supports Across the Medical Education Continuum

Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) has many resources on its website that support all the faculty that contribute to medical student education.  This is a great place to start to familiarize yourself with the requirements and approaches used to deliver the UGME curriculum.

UGME Policies

Curriculum, Syllabi, and PLO (Program Learning Objective)

Objectives by year and course

Curricular Change Request Form - 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 Curricular Change handbook

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.

Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA) in Clerkship

Clerkship education is moving toward a competency based approach which involves EPAs.

This PowerPoint, created by Dr. Paul Korchinski for Anesthesia, can be used & modified with examples to fit your context to help your faculty with this new approach. 

Also view this helpful resource on the basics of UPGME EPAs.

Alleviate resident stressors 7 important EPA tips


Undergraduate Teaching Resources

UGME Remote-Learning Toolbox - The UGME Remote-Learning Toolbox is a user-focused hub, providing both technical and pedagogical resources to help faculty make the most of teaching remotely. Whether teaching live sessions in Webex or pre-recording sessions in Panopto, this course will help guide you through the software and techniques you can use to provide a great learning experience for your students.  Access the toolbox here (NSID/password required). 

Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) has various resources to support programs teaching residents at USask.  It is important for all teachers to be familiar with the standards, policies and procedures related to training residents in SK.  Visit the PGME website for more information.

University of Saskatchewan

USask Competency By Design (CBD) and Competency Based Medical Education (CBME) homepage

Competence by Design SharePoint Coaching Resources (restricted to USask NSID users)

Elentra Information for Faculty and Residents: Logging in to Elentra & Getting the Elentra WebApp

What can the office of Faculty Development do to support CBD?
  • Work with PGME and CBME leads and encourage sharing of resources and experiences
  • Facilitate local rounds, retreats, workshops for Programs/Departments/Group or Sites
  • Annual Med Ed Research and Scholarship Day with CBME related content
  • Use RCPSC resources – webinars, meantime e book, modules, presentations
  • Host Webinars from AAMC, IASME, AMEE, CAME and others with expertise and experience in CBME
  • Check out our contributions to the PGME CBME newsletter

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Visit the RCPSC website for their Competency by Design (CBD) – articles, videos and resources.  This is an amazing compilation and has many resources on all topics related to competency based medical education for residency programs and teaching.  View here

There is a great description of faculty development required for CBD here

The College of Family Physicians of Canada

CFPC has had a competency based curriculum for several years.  Resources on the Triple C curriculum and Faculty Development can be found here.

CFPC also has many resources on the Triple C Family Medicine Curriculum. View here 

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a broadly defined group of activities that includes both Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Faculty Development (FD).  We embrace lifelong learning across all CanMEDS domains and are here to support and meet your continuing education needs.  We work closely with the Division of CME and look forward to helping you meet your MOC/Mainpro requirements and continuous improvement in all aspects of our professional work in today’s healthcare environment.

We use the USask SRS site to register for both CME and FD events.  Click here to find a list of currently offered programs.

Continuing Medical Education Website

PowerPoint Slide Decks:


Medical Education Opportunities

Faculty development works best if it is an integrated learning approach with multiple choices and options that fit the needs of faculty. 

We are building an approach to Medical Education that includes opportunities for growth at USask including nationally recognized teaching certificates, other certificate programs and a masters in education focused on health professions education. Other options are listed at the Gwenna Moss site. 

International options for doing a Masters Programs in Health Professions Education are listed at the FAIMIR (Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research).

IT Supports

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Remote Access

Lynda: All U of S faculty, staff and students have free and unlimited access to Linked IN Learning, an online training resource containing thousands of videos on the latest software tools and skills.

Rural Teaching


Faculty development partners annually with the Division of Distributed Medical Education (DME) to present SaskRENEWAL for rural teachers throughout the province.  For more information contact DME.

Rural Medical Education (RMED) 

Faculty Development has partnered with the University of Alberta series to offer monthly teaching sessions for rural sites (often presented by rural physicians).  These are done online and are offered both at an early time in the morning or an afterhours evening version. Sign up by contacting:   Get RMED resources here..  These great sessions cover the basics such as how to give feedback, what to do with the learner in difficulty, clinical reasoning skills, teaching procedures, etc.  Sign on and give it a try. It’s free!

SRPC Rural and Remote Conference

The Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC) has an annual Rural and Remote Conference which has many excellent faculty development sessions.  Check out their site for resources and learn more about this conference:

Remote Teaching

View Faculty Development's Going Virtual page for supports on transitioning to online formats during COVID-19.  This page includes various supports for distance learning.


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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