A selection of UBC resources relevant to UBC medical school teachers have been organized into four themes and are available for you to peruse below.

Faculty Engagement
Build a network of colleagues across UBC Faculty of Medicine to support your teaching.

1. Things to look at

A project aimed at learning how to be more effective in engaging our clinical faculty. Report submitted to FoM leadership in October 2020.

2. Things to attend

A conference that encourages all who teach in the VFMP to come and explore contemporary issues relevant to teaching. To learn more, click here.**

A framework that gives pairs of teachers the opportunity to observe and discuss each other's teaching. To learn more, click here.

Small facilitated groups for faculty to attend and practice Narrative Medicine. To learn more, click here

A program offered by the Office of Clinical Faculty Affairs and UBC Continuing Professional Development that matches junior clinical faculty with senior and more experienced clinical faculty. To learn more, click here.*

Core Teaching
Use educational theory and evidence to inform teaching.


1. Things to look at

1-pagers to introduce the Teacher Certificate Program 1 sessions:

1) Active Learning
2) Learning Relationship
3) Learning Context
4) Assessment
5) Feedback & Reflection

A module developed with the Office of Faculty Development to introduce student mistreatment and reporting policies, and to provide relevant resources. To learn more, click here.

A module developed by the Office of Faculty Development to introduce inclusive learning environment expectations and guidelines, and to provide relevant resources. To learn more, click here.

Educational resources to support the scholarship of practice education. To learn more, click here.

Recommendations, suggestions, and considerations to prepare you in advance, during, and in follow up to your online teaching session. To learn more, click here.

2. Things to attend

Five 1.5 hour large group sessions offered at sites across the VFMP that explore core topics in health professionals’ education. Participation accumulates towards credits and a certificate of completion. To learn more, click here.

A series of workshops for faculty members who teach in the MD Undergraduate Program. Participation accumulates towards credits and a certificate of completion. To learn more, click here.

An Office of Faculty Development initiative for clinical teachers across the Health Sciences to use participatory strategies in the teaching of core educational principles within small groups. To learn more, click here.

Role Specific Teaching
Explore relevant teaching practices specific to a course or context of the medical school.

1. Things to look at

A series of online modules and peer coaching. To learn more, click here.**

A module to introduce faculty members to their roles in the Flexible Enhanced Learning courses. To learn more, click here.**

Online and in-person support tailored to the teaching of Family Medicine learners. To learn more click here.

For Year 1 and 2 Family Medicine preceptors:

1) Curricular information can be found here.
2) Tips on how to deliver instruction and supervision safely can be found here.

A one-pager guide to providing effective feedback on end of rotation evaluations (EoRs) for the MD Undergraduate Year 3 Program. To learn more, click here.

2. Things to attend

A series of case based modules that discuss issues faced by clinical preceptors; targeted presentations in collaboration with Departments; and peer coaching. To learn more, click here.

Formal presentations at tutor meetings; periodic group discussions with tutors; and peer coaching.

A coaching group involving workshops and faculty coaching groups.

A series of workshops that orient examiners to this assessment approach in the MDUP.

An on-boarding workshop; periodic presentations for meetings; and peer coaching.

Leadership & Scholarship
Use a scholarly approach to educational roles, curriculum design and learning, and leadership.

1. Things to look at

A UBC peer-reviewed educational initiative that describes faculty members' experiences of teaching. To learn more, click here.**

A fund that full-time UBC faculty are eligible to apply for that supports publishing their works related to teaching and learning. to learn more, click here.*

2. Things to attend

A webinar series that provides evidence and experience based advice to Canadian health educators. To learn more, click here.**

A seminar series that promote questions and discussion on health professional education topics. To learn more, click here.

A monthly presentation that examines current topics in health professional education research. To learn more, click here.

An annual celebration day that provides opportunity for the CHES community to share their work. To learn more, click here.

Seminars that review evidence, areas of controversy, and emerging ideas in health professional education. To learn more, click here.*

A new program that supports the development of UBC health professions education leaders. To learn more, click here.* **

Workshops, programs, and support for UBC teachers that review current teaching and leadership approaches. To learn more, click here.*

A Vancouver Fraser Medical Program (VFMP) Faculty Development team offering
* Available to faculty based on role, application, or invitation
** In collaboration with the Office of Faculty Development

For more information contact VFMP Faculty Development at vfmp.facdev@ubc.ca.