Faculty Development

Deidre Young, Director, Faculty Development

Deidre Young MDCM, CCFP - Director, Faculty Development

2016 continued to build on our promise of delivering family medicine teaching via distance learning and technology. Based on a comprehensive needs assessment done last year, we launched our webinar series and offered eight lunchtime sessions throughout the year making learning accessible and useful. We also hosted an evening on The Hidden Curriculum: The Art of Medicine in June by popular demand.  Our Orientation welcomed more new faculty members than ever before and inspired the Faculty of Medicine to make some changes to their own orientation process based on our great feedback. Our very successful Annual Faculty Retreat recognized faculty members who have been a part of our department for many years!  We will continue to strive to find new ways to support and engage our faculty in 2017.

Top Accomplishments

  • A new webinar series, facDev CONNECT, was launched to improve accessibility of Faculty Development sessions
  • New session offered on the Hidden Curriculum
  • Record attendance at orientation and the Faculty Retreat
  • Faculty Recognition awards were initiated for Years of Service to the DFM


  • Attendees at the Faculty Retreat – 79, a 27% increase from 2015
  • Attendees at Faculty Orientation – 23, a 44% increase from 2015
  • Total number of participants at all sessions - 230
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