More information and training materials are available on the DFM Portal.
The ETS program was developed to address preceptors’ desire and need to be better teachers and have more in-house faculty development. To date, three courses have been developed:
Essential Teaching Skills 1
The Basics – Topics include:
Feedback and Evaluation
Preparing for your Learner
Essential Teaching Skills 2
Supporting the Learner in Difficulty – Topics include:
An Approach to Issue Identification
Learning Objectives and Learning Strategies
Basics of Documentation
Essential Teaching Skills 3
Teaching Professionalism – Topics include:
To help the postgraduate team distribute information about new topics in curriculum, evaluation and teaching, semi-annual road shows are organized to bring the information to the faculty. This ensures that all faculty members are able to participate in new learning initiatives.
Workshops and Events
We offer a number of lectures and workshops throughout the year. They include:
Regular FacDev Connect webinars on a variety of topics, available online;
A Simulated Office Oral workshop for examiners;
Retreats to meet the specific needs of the community and francophone units
Annual Faculty Retreat
The Annual Faculty Retreat is an opportunity for our faculty members to enhance their skills as teachers and exchange ideas with colleagues.
The DFM encourages a dedication to lifelong learning. We support your efforts to learn and grow through offering Continuing Medical Education (CME) leave, as permitted in the clinical service context. Funding and leave for CME activities is a component of our partnership in the Family Medicine Associates of Ottawa. We organize Problem Based Learning groups and Lunch and Learn sessions within the teaching units. We also host regular journal clubs at the community unit.
Faculty Development recognizes the importance of scholarship in creating a robust department. The team boasts good relationships with research and the Faculty of Medicine. This ensures support to our faculty in their research, promotion or further education endeavours.
Through Faculty Development’s support, our DFM faculty have successfully published and presented both at the local and national levels. We expect this to continue with our commitment to helping you pursue your scholarly activities.