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Faculty Development

Our Goal


Faculty Development refers to a broad range of activities that institutions use to renew or assist teachers and educators in their multiple academic roles.

Our goal is to provide high-quality faculty development programming to support faculty, supervisors, preceptors, field instructors, clinical educators, status appointees, and resident teachers.   

We provide information about faculty development resources and programming: 

  • Specific to teaching and assessment in the MD Program, 
  • Specific for implementation of PGME competency-based education, and 
  • Content that is common for teachers and assessors needed in the implementation of the MD Program and PGME curriculum   

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Office of Faculty Development (OFD)

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The MD Program Office Faculty Development (OFD) offers a variety of opportunities to help medical educators prepare for their teaching roles in the MD Program at the University of Toronto. We offer sessions and resources that are designed to meet the needs of faculty members’ teaching roles and responsibilities in all four years of the MD Program curriculum. 

Faculty Development opportunities are designed for both the seasoned faculty member and for those new to teaching.


Competency Based Medical Education Support

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We provide information and resources to help support the implementation of CBME at the University of Toronto, including the Family Medicine's Triple C Curriculum, the Royal College's Competence by Design (CBD) and other innovative competency-based education initiatives.

In addition, we send periodic focused communication with key people and partners, such as program directors and administrators, residents, hospital and department education leads and department chairs, clinical chairs, and members of various committees like the Hospital University Education Committee (HUEC) and the PGME Advisory Committee.


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Centre for Faculty Development (CFD)

The Centre for Faculty Development (CFD) was founded in 2002 as a partnership between St. Michael’s Hospital (now known as Unity Health Toronto) and the University of Toronto (UofT), Temerty Faculty of Medicine. The Centre is positioned as an Extra-Departmental Unit (EDU) within UofT and is known for the strength and relevance of its programming and its internationally recognized scholarship.

CFD provides flexible and adaptable programming that is responsive to emerging needs, facilitates communities and networking, and supports capacity building across the system. The Centre’s offerings include longitudinal programs, individual workshops, curated lists of resources, and faculty development consultations with local, national, and international partners.

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Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a hub for the research, design, delivery, and management of accredited learning activities for health professionals.

We support faculty members within the Temerty Faculty of Medicine and Dalla Lana School of Public Health who are looking to design, deliver, and accredit CPD. Our services include free resources and education consultations in program design and development, accreditation for CFPC and Royal College credits, and bespoke program and conference management. Together, we can transform the way health professionals work.

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