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Dr. Deborah Bowman (St Georges Hospital, England), Dr. Sarah Pettman (St Georges Hospital, England), Sherrie Child (McGill Centre for Medical Education), and Dean Richard Levin meet on the first day of IMEX week in 2007.

The offices of the Faculty Development Office are located in Lady Meredith House, a historical building built in 1897 and acquired by McGill in 1975.

Staff members of the ICS Department were available to answer questions from the new members of the faculty present at the Faculty of Medicine's Orientation Workshop in February 2009.

Dr. Adam Finkelstein and Ms. Effi Kaoukis represented Teaching and Learning Services at the recent Orientation Workshop for New Faculty.

New members of the Faculty of Medicine were able to meet with the Associate Deans and Chairs as well as 80 of their peers, while at the Orientation workshop for New Faculty.

Dr. David Thomas, Professor of Biochemistry, discusses with a new faculty member at the Orientation Workshop for New Faculty in February 2009.

The 2009-10 honourees: Drs. Jeffrey Wiseman. Nancy May, Kenneth Doyle, Lucy Gilbert, Roland Grad, Yvonne Steinert (Faculty Development Office) and Renzo Cecere. Drs. Hema Patel and Celia Rodd are absent from this photo.

The 2008-9 honourees: Drs. Louise Pilote, David Ragsdale, Ronald Fraser, Kevin Lachapelle and Marc McKee. Dr. Nicol Korner-Bitensky was also named to the Faculty Honour List in 2008-9.

The Faculty Development Office hosts a number of Medical Education Rounds per year where experts come to share their expertise in various aspects of medical education.

Dr. Richard Cruess, former Dean to the Faculty of Medicine, presents at a workshop on 'Role Modelling: Making the Implicit Explicit'.

The Faculty Development Office offers four workshops per semester on topics related to teaching, leadership, grant writing, IT and more, all of which aim to support faculty members in their roles within the Faculty of Medicine.


The Faculty Development Office ensures that all its activities and programs allow for interprofessional dialogue.

At a recent workshop on Role Modelling, a small group discusses tangible ways of increasing the impact of role modelling in their practice.

Faculty Development workshops are facilitated by faculty members who have expertise in medical education. They represent a wide spectrum of health sciences professions, including nursing, physical & occupational therapy, & more.


Starting your Teaching Journey at McGill (a Faculty Development Series for New* Faculty)
New Residence Hall and the Arnold & Blema Steinberg Medical Simulation Centre
May 6th & 7th, 2015, from 08h30 - 16h30

Using Improvisational Theatre to Improve the Effectiveness of Feedback: Why Facilitating Performance Improvement Requires Going Off Script
with Dr. Kevin Eva, Acting Director and Senior Scientist, Centre for Health Education Scholarship, University of British Columbia
Thomson House, 3650 McTavish Street
May 14, 2015, from 16h00-17h30

*New faculty to McGill in the last 3 years

Faculty Honour List Symposium
Meakins Amphitheatre, 5th Floor (521), McIntyre Medical Building
June 11, 2015, from 16h00-17h30


Resources for new faculty members of the McGill Faculty of Medicine are available on our website.


The Faculty Honour List for Educational Excellence: An opportunity to nominate colleagues and professors in recognition of their outstanding contributions to education in the Faculty of Medicine.


Teaching and Learning Tips

Consult our resources section for advice on a variety of aspects of medical education.


Teaching Scholars Program

An opportunity to perfect your skills as an educator through postgraduate level classes, monthly meetings with peers and experts in the field, who will guide you through the development of an educational project of your choice.

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Outreach Program

A new program to provide professional development activities targeting specific faculty needs. These activities can be delivered in either a "Workshop" or "Grand Rounds" format in McGill-affiliated hospitals and teaching sites.

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