Teaching Excellence in Medical Education Program

Topics

The program is continually reviewed and updated based on program evaluations and feedback. Proposals for topics from program graduates are considered, as are emerging priorities from University and AHS stakeholders. Topics in past years have included:

  • Introduction to Applied Cognitive Theory

  • Flipped Classrooms

  • Small Group Teaching

  • Trainee Feedback

  • Presentation Skills

  • Teaching Procedural Skills

  • Bedside Teaching

  • Teaching with Standardized Patients

  • Communication Skills

  • Writing Learning Objectives and MCQ Exams

  • Microteaching

  • Co-teaching

  • Curriculum Design

  • Creating a Teaching Dossier and Teaching Philosophy Statement

  • Learners in Difficulty

  • Learning Theories

  • Podcasting

  • CBME

  • Teaching Across Generations

  • Teaching with Simulation

  • Remediation

  • Assessing Attitude / Non-Technical Skills

  • Introduction to Research in Medical Education

Overall Program Objectives

  • Apply skills and educational principles to improve teaching performance in various settings including lectures, small groups, labs and at the bedside

  • Provide effective feedback and coaching to help learners progress along their milestones

  • Develop an approach to assessment of knowledge, skills and attitudes

  • Act as a resource to their department or section by providing targeted faculty development, mentorship and/or taking on administrative leadership positions in education

Program Details

  • Program runs every other Friday, all-day, September through April. 
  • Successful completion requires:
    • Minimum 80% attendance
    • Completion of all assignments
    • Completion of a teaching dossier
    • Participation in “elective” workshops
  • Participants are eligible for RCPSC MOC Credits or CFPC  Mainpro credits
  • Call for applicants takes place in early spring
  • Small cohort (only 16-17 spaces each year)

Target Audience

  • Available to CSM full-time and clinical faculty. Resident applications may be considered, although faculty applications take precedence

  • For those who are passionate about teaching

  • For those looking to solidify fundamental teaching skills, learn relevant educational theory, and apply advanced knowledge in medical education

  • Applicants should already be involved in teaching  at the undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate level

  • For those planning to pursue medical education as a major component of their careers