What graduate programs are offered at the Faculty of Medicine?
The Faculty of Medicine offers five graduate programs available at the masters and doctoral level: Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Neuroscience, Microbiology and Immunology, Biochemistry, and Epidemiology; three collaborative programs: Human and Molecular Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Pathology and Experimental Medicine; and one combined program: MD/PhD. Program information is available at the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.
How is the Faculty of Medicine governed?
The Faculty of Medicine offers a research and educational environment based on a structure of twelve clinical departments, three non-clinical departments, and one school; each under the leadership of a Department Chair/Director of School.
In accordance with established regulations and bylaws, overall governance of the Faculty is through the Dean of Medicine with support from the Faculty Council, Teaching Personnel Committees, and standing committees such as the Admissions Committee, Faculty Appointments Advisory Committee, Faculty Council Appeals Committee, and Professionalism Investigation Committee. Further, the undergraduate and postgraduate medical education programs, as well as the graduate studies programs, have academic committees (i.e., the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (UCC), the Postgraduate Education Committee (PGEC), and the Faculty of Medicine Graduate Studies Committee respectively), which provide central oversight of their educational programs.
What are the departments and schools within the Faculty of Medicine?
The Departmental Teaching Personnel Committee (DTPC)/School Teaching Personnel Committee (STPC) is composed of not fewer than three and not more than five regular tenured faculty members from the department/school, including the Department Chair/Director of School. DTPC/STPC members are elected by secret ballot. Membership to the DTPC/STPC is for a two-year term (renewable once), effective July 01 of any given year.
What does the DTPC/STPC mean to me?
Your applications for membership to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for tenure, promotion, and academic leave are reviewed by the DTPC/STPC. Recommendations from the DTPC/STPC are forwarded to the Faculty Teaching Personnel Committee (FTPC) for Faculty level approval.
The DTPC/STPC also makes recommendations to the Dean concerning your annual teaching workload and may serve as the space committee for the department.
The Faculty Teaching Personnel Committee (FTPC) is composed of five regular tenured faculty members, with the Dean as the Chair. FTPC members are elected by ballot. Membership to the FTPC is for a two-year term (renewable once), effective July 01 of any given year.
What does the FTPC mean to me?
The FTPC makes recommendations to the Dean regarding tenure, promotion, academic leave, basic progress, and / or any other academic matters concerning a faculty member at the request of the Dean.
The University has a bicameral administrative structure with the Board of Governors and the Senate as the two bodies. The Senate sets the University's educational policies and is responsible for the sound management of academic issues on campus. For instance, subject to the approval of related expenses by the Board of Governors, the Senate has the power to create and abolish faculties, departments, schools, and institutes.
In addition, the Senate creates and abolishes academic regulations and programs of study; sets admission, degree, and diploma requirements; confers certificates, degrees at all levels, and, with the approval of the Board of Governors, honorary doctorates.
Finally, the Senate can strike committees to help it exercise its powers.
Whom do I go to when I have questions?
For educational issues. talk to:
Department Chair/Director of School
Undergraduate or Graduate Program Director
Vice-Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education
Vice-Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa (APUO)
For research issues, talk to:
Department Chair/Director of School
Vice-Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa (APUO)
For employment issues, talk to:
Department Chair/Director of School
Faculty and Corporate Affairs Advisor
What is the APUO?
The APUO is the Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa. When you are appointed by your department/school into a tenure-track faculty position, you automatically become a member of the APUO.
The Collective Agreement defines the working conditions and your relationship with the University. Articles that are of immediate relevance to you include:
Am I expected to participate in the Departmental/School Assembly (Council)?
Issues concerning recruitment of new departmental/school members, amendment of undergraduate and postgraduate curricula, departmental/school space and resource allocation, departmental/school finance, and other departmental/school business are discussed at the Council meeting. Your participation in the Council meeting is expected. Contact your departmental/school secretary in order to obtain your council meeting dates and time.
For more information, see the New Professor Handbook (email firstname.lastname@example.org for an electronic copy or pick up a hard copy from your Department's/School's administrative office).
What behaviour is expected of me as a faculty member?
The Faculty of Medicine's Professionalism Policy defines the professional values, attributes, and behaviours that set the Faculty's standards of professionalism. A faculty member must follow the professionalism expectations of the University in general and the Faculty of Medicine in particular (second to the provisions of the APUO collective agreement). The policy states the professional and ethical obligations you have as a faculty member during your interactions with other faculty, staff, and learners. All faculty members are expected to adhere to, demonstrate, and promote the Faculty's core values of:
Compassion and empathy
Integrity and honesty
Responsibility and accountability
Dedication and self-improvement
I witnessed some unprofessional behaviour by a colleague. What do I do?
Faculty members are expected to be exemplary role models and maintain standards of professionalism in interactions with other faculty and learners in the academic, research, and clinical care setting. The Office of Professionalism, within Faculty Affairs, has an established Professionalism Policy for faculty, learners, and staff. When issues around professionalism arise, there are established processes for reporting and managing these incidents. Issues related to unprofessional conduct should be reported using the Incident reporting form. Reports can be submitted anonymously if desired.
The Office of Professionalism works with the affiliated hospitals and institutes, medical school, residency programs, and graduate studies on the implementation of the Professionalism Policy. In integrating professionalism across these institutions and programs, the Office of Professionalism can provide guidance on matters related to the policy.
I have concerns about harassment and/or discrimination. Where can I go for help?
The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, within Faculty Affairs, is mandated to raise awareness, encourage sensitivity, and highlight pathways to improve gender and equity issues in all aspects of Faculty activity (i.e., undergraduate and postgraduate education, research, faculty development, and the working environment for both faculty members and support staff). If you have concerns about harassment and/or discrimination, the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion will listen to your concerns and identify a plan to remedy the situation. They will refer you to the appropriate individuals within the Faculty of Medicine who can help with the situation when necessary.
How can I set my office up ergonomically and/or get furniture fixed?
Ergonomics involves adjusting the job to fit the worker—not the other way around. The goal is to change or make adjustments to equipment, the environment, and work processes in order to avoid injury and improve employee productivity. The goal of the ergonomics program at the University of Ottawa is to reduce or eliminate the risk of musculoskeletal injuries and disorders in the workplace.
To request an assessment, complete the ergonomic assessment request form and send it by email to email@example.com, by fax to 613-562-5120, or by internal mail to Room 017, Tabaret Hall. The ergonomic specialist will contact you to set up an appointment. While the assessment is provided at no charge, putting the recommendations in place and the costs associated with doing so are the responsibility of your faculty, school, department, or service. Contact the Faculty of Medicine Facility Management team at firstname.lastname@example.org if new furniture is recommended in the report and they will help in the implementation of the recommendations.
If you need repairs to your office furniture, requests must be sent to the Faculty of Medicine Facility Management team at email@example.com.
To learn more about Facility Management Services, click here.
How do I purchase products and equipment for my research and/or laboratory?
Purchasing Services is responsible for the procurement of all supplies and services related to the research and administrative activities for the Faculty of Medicine. For any inquiries about the purchase of products, equipment, and/or professional services, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-approval for travel is not mandatory for APUO members but it is strongly recommended as it lets the Department Chair/Director of School and administration staff know that you will be absent. However, you must complete the Pre-Approval form if you require the use of the P-Card or if you would like to receive a travel advance. You must complete and submit the form at least 2 weeks prior to departure.
The most economical method of transportation must be used (e.g., train, flight). Fees for seat selection on trains and flights are not admissible (except on Porter Airlines due to their overbooking policy and for medical reasons).
You need to keep all original detailed receipts and boarding passes (and conference agenda if applicable) in order to be reimbursed.
If you are a member of the APUO, you do not need to submit food receipts since you can claim the per diem. If you are not an APUO member, you need to submit food receipts (detailed and original, no copies). If you are at a conference and meals are included in the registration, you cannot submit receipts for meals elsewhere.
Bring all your receipts (and conference agenda if applicable) to the Administrative Assistant with your employee number and personal mailing address. Once the claim has been completed, you will sign it, and the Department Chair/Director of School will review and approve. If you receive a salary from the University your reimbursement will be deposited to the same account. If not, a cheque will be mailed to your home address.
Travel claims cannot be reimbursed through petty cash.
No alcohol will be reimbursed when travelling.
What is uoZone?
uoZone is the University's central gateway to many secured services such as accessing class lists, sending messages to your students, accessing your course schedule, managing your password for email and computer access, changing your address, and requesting leave.
How do I connect my computer to the University of Ottawa network? Who can help me with my computer issues?
You can request a room reservation. To request a classroom or amphitheatre, contact someone with CICS access, either in the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, or in your Department/School Office.
Section 2: Research and Supervision
Why should I apply for an appointment in the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and what is the process for doing this?
Applying for an appointment to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS) will allow you to supervise graduate students and be a part of their educational experience. To become a postdoctoral fellow, start by presenting a request to your Department/School. The maximum term of appointment is five years.
How do I transfer grants to the University of Ottawa?
Transfer of tricouncil grants
To move a tricouncil grant (i.e., CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) from one Canadian institution to another, the Department Chair/Director of School and the Vice-Dean, Research of the Faculty of Medicine must sign the first two pages of the research module and the first page of the CV module. You must also include the copy of the grant award, the proposal, and a RE form.
You also need to submit the appropriate safety forms to the University of Ottawa for the grant transfer to be accepted. Contact the Health, Safety, and Risk Manager (email@example.com) for these forms.
Transfer grants from USA
If you are coming from the United States and want to move your NIH grant to Ottawa, you need to obtain the name, title, address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address of the Administrative Officer of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa to whom the grant transfer is to be notified. You also need to obtain the name, title, address, telephone, fax, and e-mail of the Officer who signs for the grant transfer application. Sometimes, a letter from the Department Chair/Director of School is required to indicate clearly that the host institution has sufficient common equipment and resources available to you and your projects.
Can I get funding to publish in open access journals?
Open access provides free access to research. However, making material available is not always free for authors. Some open access journals and most hybrid journals charge authors to enable them to disseminate their research in open access. These fees can range from $1,000 to $5,000 per article.
In an effort to encourage scholars to make their research available in open access, the University has established an open access discounts in Support of Open Access Publishing. Learn more about the Open access discounts for uOttawa authors.
Where can I get help to prepare a grant?
All new professors should set up a meeting with the Research Office at their earliest convenience. Research Facilitators are available to assist in grant development, coordination, writing, and editing.
Grants and contracts administered through the University of Ottawa must submit a signed RE Form. All forms must be submitted to the Research Office at least 48 hours in advance of the deadline date. Learn more on how to apply for research grant.
All research projects conducted in the Faculty of Medicine need to receive ethics approval from the Ottawa Health Science Network Research Ethics Board (OHSN-REB). Approval from additional REBs (e.g., CHEO, Montfort, University of Ottawa) may be required depending upon the nature and scope of the research study (e.g., any research at non-OHSN partner hospitals). If the research involves other Faculties within the University, the University of Ottawa Office of Research Ethics and Integrity must be contacted and they will advise on the required action.
To login to IRIS, the OHSN-REB system, you must obtain a myHospital account. To obtain this access, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I recruit students to my laboratory or research group?
Ensure that your webpage is well maintained and that you respond to enquiries from prospective students in a timely way.
Routinely build graduate student stipend support into your research grant applications.
Recruit master's students as part-time research assistants when they join the program, so they get to learn about your research.
Let your Director of Graduate Studies know you would like to volunteer as an interim advisor to incoming master's students.
Introduce yourself at the graduate students' orientation day in September each year.
Present in the department rounds early in the academic year.
Keep a lookout for talented master's students who might be interested in transferring to the PhD program (and working with you).
At conferences, attend presentations and posters by students and follow up with those who seem promising.
Hire academically strong undergraduate students as summer students and/or offer them co-op placements so they get exposure to your research team and field.
Get involved in teaching at the undergraduate level so the students get to know you.
Advise the academic assistant that you are looking for students; this will give you access to excellent students who have not yet identified a supervisor.
What are my responsibilities supervising students?
Proper supervision of graduate students necessitates close interactions with the students. As a supervisor, you must fulfil three essential roles:
To monitor progress
To act as a mentor
You are responsible for the approval of all of the student's registrations, assisting the student in the formulation of the thesis research project, and ensuring that the topic of the research project is approved by the academic unit and communicated to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies before the end of the second session of registration in the case of a master's candidate and before the end of the third session in the case of a PhD candidate.
You need to be aware of and respect the conditions necessary for the proper oversight of your graduate students. In particular, you must:
Be cognizant of all Department, Faculty, and University regulations, policies, and procedures relevant to graduate student training and ensure their implementation in a timely and efficient manner.
Be available to advise students on their program of study, including but not limited to course selection and research topic.
With the student, decide appropriate membership for a Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC) and ensure proper and timely flow of communication between the student and their TAC (i.e., scheduling of meetings, submission of progress reports). Thesis supervisors are expected to ensure that the student understands the roles of their TAC.
Hold regular meetings with the student. The frequency of such meetings will depend on the type of study and the student's progress and are left to the discretion of the supervisor. However, supervisors must be accessible on a reasonable basis for meetings requested by the student.
Examine and provide feedback on all exercises relevant to the student's thesis research. This includes progress reports, comprehensive examinations, poster or seminar presentations, and theses.
Provide at least minimal financial support throughout the tenure of their studies (in accordance with Faculty of Medicine stipend guidelines).
Encourage the dissemination of research results by publication in scholarly and research journals, presentation at conferences and seminars, and ensure that students receive authorship appropriate to their contribution.
Inform the student, Graduate Office, and TAC at the earliest opportunity if exceptional conditions necessitate their withdrawal from your supervisory role. Examples of such situations include personal or professional conflicts or illness necessitating a prolonged absence.
What should I do if I have a student who is struggling?
Student is not performing up to expectations
If you have a student who is struggling academically or not performing up to expectations in your laboratory or research group, contact:
Department Chair/Director of School
Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Office of Professional Affairs
Be sure to document your concerns clearly in the Annual Research Progress Report and discuss them at the Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC). Documentation on the Annual Research Progress Report will establish a clear timetable for completion of the program while investigating and addressing any concerns along the way. Annual Research Progress Reports can be requested more frequently to keep on top of students' advancement. Faculty Development has created an online learning module on Assessing and Evaluating Learner Performance that will help you write effective evaluation reports and document your assessment of the learner.
What is the University of Ottawa policy on the use of animals in teaching and research?
The University of Ottawa is committed to ensuring that the use of animals in research and in teaching conforms to the most rigorous ethical standards that are compatible with the goals of science. The Animal Care Committee ensures this. The standards for animal care and use conform with or exceed those outlined in the Canadian Council on Animal Care Standards.
Animal Care Committee and Training: 613-562-5444 Animal Care and Veterinary Service: 613-562-5412
How do I move my biological samples from other universities to the University of Ottawa?
The transportation of infectious/potentially infectious material and biological substances involves a level of risk of unintentional release of the material to the environment. There are legal requirements governing how such materials may be transported (Transport Canada - Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TC-TDG)). Further, you may be obliged to acquire additional documentation, such as an Import Permit or Compliance letter from either Health Canada or the Public Health Agency of Canada, prior to shipping your biological substances.
The University's Biosafety Compliance Specialist (613-562-5800 ext. 3153, email@example.com) can help address your specific needs regarding biological shipments. The Faculty's Health, Safety, and Risk Manager (613-562-5800 ext. 8628, firstname.lastname@example.org) is also able to offer assistance on these matters.
For more information, see the New Professor Handbook (email email@example.com for an electronic copy or pick up a hard copy from your Department/School's administrative office).
How can the librarians help me?
The Health Sciences Library is located in Roger Guindon Hall, Room 1020.
The librarians provide research support through consultation and reference services, publishing support, and teaching support including assistance with curriculum development through workshops and seminars. Visit them at the reference desk or by appointment—either at the library or in your office.
The librarians will provide tailored sessions upon request, which can be structured around a subject area, course assignment, or specific question.
How do I access library resources when I'm off campus?
The Health Sciences Library has a large collection of resources, such as databases, ejournals, ebooks, and point of care tools, that are available to you on any computer with Internet access. You can even connect to the library's electronic resources from off-campus. Use the following credentials to login:
Username: Use the information that precedes the @ in your uOttawa email address (e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org)
Password: Use the Password Management Tool in uoZone to set your password for your library account. Forgot your password? No problem! Login to uoZone to change it.
Your library account gives you access to the library's electronic resources and the workstations that are located on site. If you have problems logging in or accessing an article, contact email@example.com.
What are the top 5 things the library can do for me?
The Top 5 services offered by the Health Sciences Library are:
Quiet spaces and rooms
The Health Sciences Library offers a variety of spaces (with the presentation of a faculty member identification card):
There are 14 public computers available at the library. All computer workstations come with Internet access and Microsoft Office software. Most have USB ports and CD-reader drives. You can borrow a laptop and/or iPad at the circulation desk.
The computer lab is open to anyone when it is not being used for instruction or training. Requests for use of the computer lab can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note: No technical support (i.e., no multi-media technician) is provided.
Support for systematic and other literature reviews
The library offers advanced support for researchers and professors conducting various types of literature reviews including:
Citation and bibliography tools (also known as bibliography managers) provide many useful features to help you with your research such as storing and organizing articles, and generating citations and bibliographies in your preferred citation style.
The librarians can help answer your questions related to citation analysis, including bibliometrics and altmetrics. Questions may range from locating a journal's impact factor, an author's h-index, a specific cited reference, or identifying the dissemination of an article through social media. Contact the Health Sciences Library to discuss your specific needs.
Scholarly communication is an ongoing process that involves the creation, evaluation, dissemination, and preservation of knowledge related to teaching, research, and scholarship. Altmetrics are sets of new emerging data sources that measure online social visibility of research artifacts through either lay or scholarly networks.
What is a research guide and why do I need to know?
The University of Ottawa Library staff has created a series of bilingual research guides full of resources and research tips to help students, faculty, and staff. Learn more on the Medicine Research Guide—your one-stop-shop to meet all your research needs.
Section 3: Teaching
What educational programs might I be asked to contribute to at the Faculty of Medicine?
MD/PhD Combined Program:The Combined Program for Degrees in Medicine and Philosophy (MD/PhD) offers exceptional students the opportunity to pursue two degrees over the course of seven years. The program is based on a single integrated curriculum. That is, it combines the existing undergraduate medical school curriculum with approved doctoral graduate programs in Biochemistry, Biology, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, or Neuroscience.
Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME/MD Program): The Faculty of Medicine offers the Undergraduate Medical Education/MD program in both official languages, integrating the basic and clinical sciences throughout the four year program. Emphasis is placed on self-learning, and principles and facts are learned in a multidisciplinary fashion in the context of clinical problems. Whole-class lectures and seminars are used to discuss basic concepts, explore new developments, and provide overviews of the biomedical sciences fundamental to the practice of medicine. Training occurs in ambulatory, primary, secondary, and tertiary settings and the students function as members of the medical team in collaboration with other health professionals. Faculty members are expected to contribute to the UGME teaching program by giving lectures, being tutors, developing educational material, providing examination questions, and helping with student evaluation, for example (see below for other examples of how you can get involved in teaching medical students).
Continuing Professional Development (CPD): The Office of Continuing Professional Development aims to enhance healthcare through innovative, practical, and evidence-informed continuing professional development, enabling and supporting lifelong learning for the physicians, medical educators, and scientists in our faculty. This includes providing support to help faculty develop, organize, and accredit a learning program for medical professionals in their field or discipline. The Office of Faculty Development is part of the Office of Continuing Professional Development.
Department of Innovation in Medical Education (DIME): The Department of Innovation in Medical Education (DIME) is a non-clinical department offering teaching, research, and scholarship in the areas of anatomy, medical education, and the humanities and medicine. It enables and evaluates breakthrough advances across the medical education continuum.
DIME Seminar Series: A forum for the exchange of scholarly ideas and activities in medical education. A wide range of presenters from across the country share their insights. Learn more.
DIME Core Research Unit: will be an international leader of innovation in medical education. Learn more.
Meridith Marks Day: A full day of activities for the dissemination of research in medical education. Learn more.
DIME/uOSSC Fellowship Program in Medical Education: A 1-2 year Fellowship in medical education. Includes the Healthcare Education Scholars Program (HESP) and Foundational Elements of Applied Simulation Theory (FEAST).
Healthcare Education Scholars Program (HESP): A series of education sessions designed to initiate participants to medical education scholarship and research. Mandatory for DIME/uOSSC Fellows. Also available to non-Fellows. Learn more.
Foundational Elements of Applied Simulation Theory (FEAST): A series of interactive education sessions for DIME/uOSSC Fellows. Learn more.
DIME Health Professions Education Research Grant: Supports research, development, and/or implementation of curricular projects to enhance medical education at the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Medicine. Learn more.
Affaires Francophones (AF):Affaires Francophones (AF) is responsible for the development of French-language education programs for undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing professional development in the Faculty of Medicine.
How can I get involved in teaching medical students at the Faculty of Medicine?
There are many ways to get involved in medical education in the Faculty. For example:
What is the structure of the undergraduate medical education (MD) program?
The program leading to the Doctor of Medicine degree includes 147 weeks of instruction (72 weeks of which are devoted to clinical work) scheduled over four calendar years.
Pre-clerkship is devoted to the teaching and learning of biomedical sciences, whereas Clerkship is devoted to clinical work. During medical studies, students should demonstrate the intelligence, the integrity, and the personal and emotional characteristics deemed necessary for competent physicians. Their behaviour must be consistent with an acceptable code of professional ethics, such as stated in the Faculty's Standards of Ethical and Professional Behaviour.
Where can I go to access all the tools I'll need to be successful in the undergraduate medical education (MD) program?
ProfZone, the Professor's Portal, can be accessed from the Undergraduate Medical Education Faculty webpage. ProfZone includes quick links to tools such as One45, Outlook, CBLs, and SLMs, as well as an overview of the MD program and key resources.
I'm creating a presentation/educational resource; can I use images or other material from the Internet?
It depends on what you want to do. Materials on the Internet are treated under copyright law same as any other copyright materials. If you want to use them, they must fall within one of the Copyright Act's exceptions (such as fair dealing or the educational use of the Internet exception), be open access or in the public domain. If what you want to use is not from an open access or public domain source and does not fall into one of the Act's exceptions, you will have to obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The Copyright Office provides several resources and a list of FAQs to help answer your copyright questions.
Section 4: Succeeding in the Faculty of Medicine
Where can I go for support in my role as a faculty member?
Contact your Department Chair/Director of School to identify the type of support offered in your Department/School. Many have great review and mentoring programs in place to support faculty members.
The Centre d’appui pédagogique en santé pour la francophonie (CAPSAF) offers professional development opportunities for teachers and preceptors and develops learning tools to enhance teaching. CAPSAF also offers support for medical education research projects in French (e.g., ethics applications, securing funding, developing and implementing research projects, writing). It facilitates networking among francophones driven by medical education.
The Faculty Affairs works with the Dean’s Office on all Faculty appointments. As a faculty member, you have responsibilities with respect to teaching, research, and administration. Regular full-time faculty members, who come under the APUO collective agreement, are subject to evaluation by methods specified by the collective agreement for matters of tenure and promotion.
Faculty Affairs also monitors compliance with University policies, such as the conflict of interest policy and the professionalism policy. Assistance with understanding these policies and compliance is provided by the Office which can be reached at 613-562-5800 x8361.
How do I succeed and get promoted as a faculty member?
Regular full-time faculty members, who come under the APUO collective agreement, are subject to evaluation by methods specified by the collective agreement for matters of tenure and promotion. These include evaluation of teaching, scholarly activities, academic service activities, and language proficiency as stated in the letter of initial regular appointment.
Remember, it is up to you to initiate the process of applying for promotion. The Faculty of Professional Affairs will support you in your career advancement, and provides information on thepromotion processand offers promotion workshops.
Why do I need to participate in faculty development?
Faculty development refers to professional development activities that will help enhance your teaching, research, and leadership skills for personal and professional growth. Specifically, faculty development will help you to:
Enhance your potential as a teacher, researcher, and administrator;
Connect with the Faculty and other faculty members;
Receive better evaluations from your learners;
Be an even more valued member of your department/school;
Enhance your curriculum vitae;
Help get yourself promoted;
Get a head start on activities that may soon be mandatory as a measure of ensuring faculty standards;
Work toward a Teaching Skills Attainment Award.
The Teaching Skills Attainment Award provides recognition to faculty members who have shown commitment to the development of their teaching skills through faculty development. There are three levels of award, each with different requirements regarding the number of hours of faculty development that need to be completed.
The Centre d’appui pédagogique en santé pour la francophonie (CAPSAF), part of the Affaires Francophones (AF), also offers workshops and special events to support excellence in medical education. To learn about and register for these events, email email@example.com.
I am feeling overwhelmed in my role as a faculty member. Where can I go for help?
The Faculty Wellness Program, within Faculty Affairs, is an official working group of the Faculty of Medicine. It is committed to the enhancement of the well-being of all members of the Faculty, including faculty members, learners, and support staff. The program offers:
Departmental/school consultations on wellness;
Individual referrals to health care providers, financial advisors, counselors, and therapists;
Educational interventions shaped to suit the need of your group, program, or department/school;
The shortage of family physicians in Ottawa is a serious concern and you may be unable to readily find a family physician who is willing to take you or your family members. The Faculty of Medicine’s Faculty Wellness Program (firstname.lastname@example.org) can help should you encounter difficulties in finding a family physician.