WHAT IS FACULTY DEVELOPMENT?

What is Faculty Development? 

Faculty development is a term used to describe activities and programs designed to assist faculty members in developing skills related to the 3 domains or pillars of academic medicine. These domains include skills related to the roles of teacher & educator, researcher & scholar, and administrator & leader.

Some people wonder if there is a difference between Faculty Development and Continuing Medical Education. Faculty Development activities are specifically created to improve comfort and competence in skills relevant to teaching and learning, leadership and management, and research responsibilities. Continuing Medical Education (CME) are activities specifically designed to help maintain medical competence and to keep physicians up to date on the latest developments in the medical field.

Both CME and Faculty Development are part of continuing professional development (CPD) and life-long learning.

For more information on Faculty Development, check out The Teaching Hub.


Who are our collaborators? 

The Family Medicine Faculty Development Committee works with other McGill partners to support life-long learning. Keep in touch with the larger McGill Teaching Community.

Stay up to date with news, ideas, and resources found on the following websites.

McGill Continuing Professional Development

Want to join a diverse community of health care professionals committed to excellence in health care and lifelong learning?

McGill Teaching and Learning Services

Do you need help to improve your skills as an instructor or want to learn how to facilitate student engagement and learning?

Institute of Health Sciences Education (IHSE)

Are you interested in working with people across disciplines to create new knowledge or promote knowledge translation?

The College of Family Physicians of Canada – Faculty Development Education Committee

Did you know the CCFP maintains and updates the Fundamental Teaching Activities (FTA) Framework and houses a resource repository?

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