Faculty development at NYGH

The Centre for Education's faculty development program is one way North York General Hospital helps to provide a positive experience for teachers.

The centre offers a wide range of activities to renew or assist faculty, supervisors, preceptors, instructors, teachers and clinical educators. These activities are designed to improve an individual's knowledge and skills in areas considered essential to their performance as teachers, educators, administrators, leaders and researchers.

What sets our faculty development apart from other organizations is that we offer opportunities to our physicians and all our staff in an interprofessional setting. Events and activities are aimed at anyone at North York General Hospital who has a role relating to teaching and education. You do not need to actually hold a “Faculty appointment” at a university or college to participate in these activities.

Some of the exciting opportunities for physicians and health professional staff include:

  • ABC's of Teaching (Preceptor Workshop)
    This is a one-day workshop designed to offer clinical teachers the opportunity to share their teaching experiences and build their teaching skills and abilities together. Next offered: fall 2015

  • Beyond the Basics Program
    This is a series of monthly workshops to renew or assist faculty, supervisors, preceptors, instructors, teachers and clinical educators. Schedule and details.

  • Interprofessional Education

  • iPed
    iPed (Interprofessional Education Development) is a dynamic four-session program designed for frontline health professionals at NYGH who are interested in expanding their knowledge and skills to be effective teachers in interprofessional clinical education.
  • BPER Rounds
    Best Practice in Education Rounds: These one-hour presentations focus on faculty development topics and include concepts from various education perspectives, linking education research with practice. BPER is co-sponsored and organized by the Centre for Faculty Development and The Wilson Centre. Presentations originate from St. Michael's Hospital and are videocast to GTA locations. Monthly emails go out with topics, dates, time and location of the videocast at NYGH.