Faculty Development

Faculty Development is a broad range of activities that institutions use to renew or assist faculty, supervisors, preceptors, field instructors, clinical educators, and status appointees in their roles. These activities are designed to improve an individual's knowledge and skills in teaching, education, administration, leadership and research.


Office of Faculty Development, MD Program

The Office of Faculty Development offers a variety of opportunities to help medical educators prepare for their teaching roles in the MD Program at the University of Toronto. We offer a specific Faculty Development sessions (in-person/virtual) to support the individual roles, as well as offer resources that can be accessed through the Office of Faculty Development website.

Specific resources available:

  • Case Based Learning
  • Clinical Skills
  • Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA)
  • Health in Community
  • Health Science Research (HSR)
  • Observed Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE)
  • Portfolio Scholar

General resources available:

  • Large Group Learning
  • Learning and Teaching Environment

The Office provides faculty development opportunities across all four academies, including the FitzGerald, Mississauga, Peters-Boyd and Wightman-Berris Academies and their affiliated hospital sites. All faculty members are welcome to attend.

We look forward to connecting with you. Please watch for e-mail promotions and communications that will include information regarding the faculty development offerings available to support your course- specific teaching.

The Office of Faculty Development, MD Program is accredited by Continuing Education and Professional Development at the University of Toronto.



Jana Lazor, EdD – Director of Faculty Development
Susanna Talarico, MD – Faculty Lead, Faculty Development
May Brydges – Administrator, Faculty Development

Office of Faculty Development, MD Program
Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Medical Sciences Building, Room 2331
1 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 1A8
Tel: 416-978-1699


Centre for Faculty Development (CFD)

The Centre for Faculty Development (CFD) was founded in 2002 as a partnership between St. Michael’s Hospital (part of Unity Health Toronto) and the University of Toronto, Temerty Faculty of Medicine. The Centre is positioned as an Extra-Departmental Unit (EDU) within UofT and is known for the strength and relevance of its programming and its internationally recognized scholarship.

CFD provides flexible and adaptable programming that is responsive to emerging needs, facilitates communities and networking, and supports capacity building across the system. The Centre’s offerings include longitudinal programs, individual workshops, curated lists of resources, and faculty development consultations with local, national, and international partners.

For upcoming CFD events, please visit: https://centreforfacdev.ca/upcoming/
To access CFD resources, please visit: https://centreforfacdev.ca/resource-hub/ 


Centre for Faculty Development
Li Ka Shing International Healthcare Education Centre, St. Michael's Hospital
209 Victoria Street, 4th floor
Phone: (416) 864-6060 x77420
General Inquiries: cfd@smh.ca


Faculty Development Organized by Individual Departments

Individual departments offer a spectrum of faculty development programs, ranging from workshops to longer-term programs. For details, please contact your Department’s Vice-Chair Education or equivalent.


Department of Anesthesia



Department of Family and Community Medicine



Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology



Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science



Department Otolaryngology



Department of Pediatrics



Department of Psychiatry



Department of Surgery



Department of Medicine