Teaching Skills Attainment Award - Level 1

The Teaching Skills Attainment Award provides recognition to those members of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa who have shown commitment to the development of their teaching skills through faculty development.

Requirements for the Teaching Skills Attainment Award

You must have attended 30 hours of formal Faculty Development Training designed to enhance teaching skills.

What you’ll need to submit for a single workshop:

  • Objectives of workshop
  • Proof of attendance:
    • Date
    • # of credit hours(does not include breaks or meals)
    • Title of workshop
    • Signed by Facilitator or Director

What you’ll need for a multiple workshop event (full day, half day, ICRE, etc.):

  • Copy of program including objectives and agenda (Highlighting the individuals workshops you are claiming)
  • Proof of attendance:
    • Date
    • # of credit hours (does not include breaks or meals)
    • Title of workshop
    • Signed by Facilitator or Director

Eligible programs

To be eligible, teaching skills programs must meet the following criteria:

  • have been held in the last 10 years.
  • workshops / sessions must be approved for Mainpro+ credits by the Canadian College of Family Physicians and / or Section 1 credits by Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
  • offered by groups such as:
    • Faculty Development Program
    • Canadian Association for Medical Education
    • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
    • College of Family Physicians of Canada (in particular its Section of Teachers)
    • Specialty organizations
    • Other events approved by the Faculty Development Program

The TSAA only recognizes training designed to enhance teaching skills which means career development, leadership and other professional development skills will not be taken into account for this award.

Please note that the following programs are not eligible:

  • programs designed to maintain clinical competence
  • other general professional development programs (included those related to research skills development)
  • programs taken as part of requirements for another program (e.g. a certificate or Master’s degree in medical education)

The FDP will assess each individual submission on a case by case basis. That being said, exceptions may be made on certain professional development skills when a short reflection demonstrating how the skill is directly related to your teaching included in your submission. The FDP will have the final word on whether or not the submission is accepted.

Application Process

  1. Complete the application form
  2. Include proof of attendance for each workshops/ session(s) you have attended
  3. Program brochure indicating which session(s) you are claiming with titles, objectives and agendas

To submit your TSAA application package please submit the online form

For further information, please contact the Faculty Development Program at:

facdev@uottawa.ca or 613-798-5555 x. 10622


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