Capacity Building for Practitioners, Teachers and Researchers

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The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences offers existing and customized programs to train practitioners, teachers and researchers, so that they become better leaders in their field, and contribute to the improvement of health care delivery in their country.

Below are examples of current programs. For other specific training needs, we invite you to diana.sarai [at] (contact us).

North American Masterclass in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

With 4 full days packed with simulation, didactic lectures by world-renowned faculty, a frontal sinus workshop and cadaver dissections, the city of Montreal is ready to welcome you to the third edition of the North American Masterclass in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery and Management of Vascular Injuries Workshop.

Distance Blended Learning Program for Family Medicine/General Practice Teachers and Leaders

The Department of Family Medicine has developed a suite of innovative programs for primary care teachers, using a blended and active learning methodology. The goal of the program is to strengthen the foundation and enhance the leadership and teaching capacity of general practice teachers. Driven by a core group of McGill Family Medicine clinicians, teachers and leaders, our approach combines on-line courses, intensive face-to-face learning and practical activities. Using active learning principles to ensure that the curriculum is relevant to each student’s particular context, and building community-based learning cohorts to encourage collaboration and knowledge-sharing, our curriculum is designed to keep students engaged in their learning experience by providing opportunities to apply their learning to their practice, both as teachers and as clinicians. We are working to share our rich experience and unique knowledge in care, teaching and researching primary care by establishing partnerships across the world.

To learn more about the programs and our contact information, please visit our website.

Developing Research Capacity in Neurosciences

The Neuro has a strong tradition of facilitating training and development in neuroscience worldwide. A major thrust of its international relations is to promote and cultivate research, clinical and training collaborations in neuroscience. In the last few years, The Neuro has forged numerous international partnerships, including many with institutions in China, that involve training programs, workshops and symposia, in addition to a range of research exchanges and clinical observerships.

A focus of The Neuro’s Tanenbaum Open Science Institute (TOSI) aims at encouraging the scientific community as a whole to embrace this new way of doing research and push back the boundaries of closed access currently holding back critically needed breakthroughs. TOSI, as The Neuro’s propelling vehicle for Open Science, has led numerous promising conversations and activities with interested stakeholders. To cite just a few, partners include academic institutions like Polytechnique School in Lausanne, Pasteur Institutes in France, Friocruz Institutes in Brazil, NIH, The University of Oxford and others.

Faculty Development and Research at the Institute of Health Sciences Education

The Institute of Health Sciences Education provides onsite training and consultation on teaching and learning, leadership and administration, research and scholarship, either at McGill or abroad. In addition to the offerings below, please contact the [at] (Institute) for additional opportunities and information.

  • Visiting Scholars Program – The Institute welcomes visiting scholars for a pre-determined amount of time, to participate in research activities and enrich the life of the Institute by presenting their work and bringing new ideas for discussion and exchange.
  • Medical Education & All that Jazz (summer course focusing on key topics in health professions). Participants receive a certificate of completion for this course.

Clinical Simulation Training at the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning

As one of the first and largest medical simulation centres in Canada, the  Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning uses simulation to enhance the skills of health care professionals. Using the latest techniques, our Centre aims to improve patient safety and quality of care through education, research and innovation. Our highly experienced faculty and staff can provide you with the expertise and tools required to incorporate medical simulation into your curriculum. We invite international delegations, lead faculty and/or student cohorts to spend a week of simulation training at our Centre. We also embrace opportunities to collaborate with international partners on research in the field of simulation-based medical education and explore opportunities for faculty exchanges and visiting professorships. To learn more about our Centre, please visit our  website.

Online Graduate Certificates in Physical and Occupational Therapy

The School of Physical and Occupational Therapy (SPOT) offers Online Education for health care professionals:

This program is for Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physicians, Physiotherapists, Psychologists or other healthcare professionals working in the public or private health sector interested in specialized training to screen for driving issues.

This post-professional training program was designed for busy healthcare professionals, leaving them the freedom to better manage their work-life balance.The program is appropriate for professionals from medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacology, physical therapy, psychology and related disciplines.

SPOT is actively engaged in capacity building initiatives at the intersection of global health, rehabilitation and disability. Members of SPOT take part in knowledge sharing and train-the-trainer initiatives and many SPOT students in the professional programs also conduct fieldwork placements in low- or middle-income countries or with new immigrants and underserved communities across Canada.

Distance Learning Program in Pathology

The Department of Pathology offers on-site and distance-learning educational opportunities to international young clinicians, graduate students and residents, and promotes academic and research exchanges.

Please contact Department Chair zu-hua.gao [at] (Dr. Zu-hua Gao)

International Clinical Dissection Program in Anatomy

This course is targeted for professionals who require a sound knowledge or fine-tuning of gross anatomy and dissection skills, as well as students pursuing higher education in pre-med or pre-dental programs. This program is a non-credit program; successful candidates will receive a certificate of participation from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Online Course in Oncology for Practicing Physicians

The McGill-developed and -accredited "Oncology for Practicing Physicians" online course targets family physicians, specialists, trainees, and other health professionals. The program offers 17 modules, which can be completed asynchronously and at the learners’ leisure. Learners usually have the option to enroll in any number of modules for which they wish to receive credit. Each module addresses the diagnosis, treatment, and management of a specific type of cancer and is accompanied by a number of evaluation measures that the participants will be asked to complete.


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