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.

There are three major ways in which MD Program teachers can access faculty development:


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 comprehensive and wide range of faculty development activities that are designed specifically to support faculty member’s undergraduate teaching responsibilities in the Foundations and Clerkship curriculum, such as:

  • Course introduction and orientation sessions
  • Small group workshops
  • Local course-specific just-in-time “EduCafes”
  • Webinars
  • Education modules
  • Instructional videos
  • Individual consultations

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. To be added to our contact list, please contact the Office of Faculty Development directly.

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

Contact us: ofd.md@utoronto.ca
Jana Lazor, EdD – Director of Faculty Development
Susanna Talarico, MD – Faculty Lead, Faculty Development
Teresa Simm - Faculty Development Coordinator (to Sept. 20, 2021)
Jennifer Bell – Faculty Development Coordinator (on secondment)

Office of Faculty Development, MD Program
Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Medical Sciences Building, Room 3157
1 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 1A8
Tel: 416-978-1699


Centre for Faculty Development (CFD)

The Centre for Faculty Development (CFD) is an Extradepartmental Unit (EDU) and a partnership between the University of Toronto (UofT) and St. Michael's Hospital (SMH). The CFD is committed to enhancing the academic development of faculty in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, additional Health Science Faculties (i.e. nursing, pharmacy, etc.) at U of T, and other institutions through innovation, capacity building and scholarship in the design, implementation and evaluation of faculty development. In addition to this commitment, the CFD welcomes anyone, regardless of whether they have a faculty appointment or not, who has a role related to teaching, education and academic work in their healthcare organization or setting.

The CFD provides a range of faculty development programs and activities in support of:

  • Teaching & Education
  • Academic Leadership
  • Faculty Developers
  • Career Development
  • Research & Evaluation

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