Cumming School of Medicine Teaching Excellence Program

TEMEP Scavenger Hunt
TEMEP Scavenger Hunt
TEMEP Scavenger Hunt

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

  • 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 to April. 
  • Successful completion requires:
    • Minimum 80% attendance
    • Completion of all assignments
    • Completion of a teaching dossier
  • Participants are eligible for RCPSC MOC Credits or CFPC  Mainpro credits
  • Call for applicants takes place in early spring
  • Small cohort (only 20 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

What past participants are saying about this program...

"Hi Terri and Syl, I just wanted to say thank you for all your time and effort in putting together CSM TEP. The skills I learned in feedback, teaching methodology, and presenting I will use every day. I wish I had these skills 15-20 years ago. Kudos to you both in putting together such a tremendous program."

                - Dr. David Crockford 2021-2022

Thank you to all the staff who have made this program possible, especially Terri and Sylvain! I'm truly grateful for having the opportunity to participate in this program. I've learned a lot and am inspired to keep growing as a teacher and educational leader.

                - Dr. Sterling Sparshu

“I love this course, and I have wanted to do it for a while.  I feel it is highly valuable, and it is already changing my interactions with learners.  I feel lucky to have access to these programs for free!”

                -Dr. Rhonda Ness 2020-2021

"I am fascinated as I think of my (teaching) philosophy, did not think that it mattered. It has made me reflect in more detail of why I love teaching so much."

               - Dr. Yasmin Majeed 2020-2021

"Since I've started, I think I've been more intentional in my small group teaching in particular."

               -Dr. Carolyn Wong 2020-2021