The Teacher Certificate Program (TCP) 2 consists of 5 online workshops for faculty members who teach in the MD Undergraduate Program. This is an attempt to address needs identified by the MD clinical preceptors for support and development. Our team specifically supports the MD Undergraduate Program, Vancouver-Fraser site. Some of our Faculty Development curriculum is broadly applicable and other parts are targeted to specific contexts; this program is targeted to physician (clinical) faculty members doing their teaching along side patient care. Each session is 1.5 hours and will accumulate toward a certificate of completion. For more information, please contact us at vfmp.facdev@ubc.ca.

In 2019, VFMP Faculty Development received a Strategic Investment Fund grant to imagine and design UBC Faculty of Medicine initiatives to better support clinical faculty. This approach involved listening and empathizing with clinical faculty, restating experiences and observations into problem or opportunity statements, and ideating possible actions for UBC. After analyzing the discussions and findings, they developed a series of actionable recommendations for UBC to better support and develop clinical faculty. In response to some of these findings and recommendations, VFMP Faculty Development developed this new certificate program, which will run over the year starting in fall 2021.

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Learning objectives:

  • Discuss benefits of promotions for clinical faculty
  • Overview of clinical faculty promotions within the Faculty of Medicine
  • Review components of the UBC-format CV templates in Promotions
  • Discuss highlighting accomplishments within the CV and tips for a successful Promotions application

Panelists:

  • Dr. Andrea Townson, Chair Promotions and Appointments Committee, Department of Medicine
  • Dr. Gary Redekop, Chair Promotions and Appointments Committee, Head – Department of Surgery
  • TBD, Department of Family Practice

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Learning objectives:

  • Learn how to manage financial wellbeing
  • Learn the basics of financial planning and cash flow
  • Learn the basics of investment and retirement

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Learning objectives:

  • Apply the principles of time management to their own list of goals and objectives
  • Create a project plan to help achieve goals of personal importance in the short/medium term
  • Share 'best practices' for time management from other colleagues

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Learning objectives:

  • Review Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) language and concepts
  • Provide an orientation to the current REDI curriculum of the MD Undergraduate Program
  • Discuss and reflect on the influence of teachers' values, assumptions, and biases on learning environments
  • Describe teaching approaches that foster respectful and inclusive learning environments

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Learning objectives:

  • Identify for yourself three important professional values
  • Explore your personal barriers to saying no
  • Understand the role of self-compassion in saying no
  • Develop an individual action plan for moving forward

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To download a digital copy of this information, please click the Teacher Certificate Program 2 Guide 2022-23.


You can self-claim these hours for non-certified credits. 
For credit information on the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, click here.
For credit information on the College of Family Physicians of Canada, click here.