Medical Education and Teaching


Stepping Stones is our foundational program at the Centre for Faculty Development (CFD). It provides support to health professionals in their multiple roles as teachers, educators, academic leaders, scholars, and advocates. This introductory level program is aligned with other CFD programming which provides more advanced content in the same areas.
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The Teaching for Learning and Collaboration program (TLC) is a 7 module longitudinal teaching skills program for multi-professional clinicians in healthcare. The program is relevant to the varied teaching contexts of multi-professional faculty and allows participants to share their teaching experiences and employ common teaching theory and behaviours together.
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The Centre for Faculty Development (CFD) is a partnership between the University of Toronto (UofT) and St. Michael'’s Hospital (SMH) - a fully affiliated teaching hospital. The CFD is committed to enhancing the academic development of faculty in the Faculty of Medicine, additional Health Science Faculties (i.e. nursing, pharmacy, etc.) at UofT, 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.

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Workshops at the CFD are devoted to the enhancement of teaching skills as well as mentoring, career development, scholarship in education and leadership. Free to faculty but early registration is advised.

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e Learning Modules from the London Deanery

Open access e-learning short modules that covers core topics in clinical teaching and learning in clinical medicine. Strongly recommended as one-stop resource for all your Teaching 101 needs.


Free, short, focused video-based modules created by the Centre for Faculty Development at the University of Toronto. These can be used flexibly by individuals or groups of teachers. Each module focuses on a teaching and learning topic that can be applied to the teaching practice context and incorporates reflection questions, videos and additional resources. Individual modules are designed to be completed in 15 minutes.


Practical Prof provides concise, high-quality teaching tools for busy clinicians instructing medical students and residents. Although designed with the rural preceptor in mind, those new to teaching will find some helpful tips and tricks.


This section is targeted at those that want to have a scholarly approach to teaching and/or  those that want to network with other medical teachers/educators.


This collaborative, international medical education network has been launched by AMEE through which organisations, medical schools and individual teachers and students across the world can share ideas, experiences and expertise and through which they can collaborate in the further development of medical further information can be found at: MedEdWorld membership is a benefit of individual and institutional AMEE membership.


Offered by the Association of American Medical Colleges AAMC, MedEdPortal is a free peer-reviewed publication service and repository for medical and oral health teaching materials, assessment tools, and faculty development resources.


AMEE Guides cover topical issues in medical and healthcare professions education and provide information, practical advice and support.  They are designed for use by teachers individually to inform their practice and are widely used in staff development programmes.  AMEE Guides can also provide a valuable resource to inform curriculum and course committees.




Best Evidence Medical Education (BEME) Guides are published by AMEE are of interest to a range of stakeholders in the healthcare professions including teachers, curriculum developers, administrators and researchers.

Recommended Textbooks:

Understanding Medical Education

This authoritative and accessible reference is designed to meet the needs of all those working in medical education from undergraduate education through postgraduate training to continuing professional development

Clinical Teaching: A Guide to Teaching Practical Anaesthesia

This title addresses the most important aspect of anaesthetic training - learning in the operating suite. The information is clearly presented and can be easily incorporated into the practice of clinical anaesthesia


Society for Education in Anesthesia is a US based educational organization for anesthesiologists who strive to enhance their abilities and scholarly endeavors in the field of education. SEA also has on online journal, The Journal of Education in Perioperative Medicine

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

Assocation for the Study of Medical Education (ASME)

Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC)

Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME)


ABC of Learning and Teaching in Medicine: BMJ series

ABC of Learning and Teaching Medicine - series of articles written for the busy clinician teacher provides excellent ‘need to know’ knowledge written in non-educational language. Highly recommended. First published in the British Medical Journal  these articles are available as free  full text download from PubMed Central. or second version (2010)  in published book format.

    •       Cantillon P.  ABC of learning and teaching in medicine: Teaching large groups.  BMJ 2003;326:437-439. PubMed Central

    •       Farrow R. ABC of learning and teaching in medicine: Creating teaching materials. BMJ 2003;326:921-923. PubMed Central

    •       Gordon J. ABC of learning and teaching in medicine: One to one teaching and feedback. BMJ 2003;326:543-545. PubMed Central

    •       Hutchinson L.  ABC of learning and teaching in medicine: Educational environment. BMJ 2003;326:810-812. PubMed Central

    •       Jaques D.  ABC of learning and teaching in medicine: Teaching small groups.  BMJ 2003;326:492-494. PubMed Central

    •       Kaufman DM.  ABC of learning and teaching in medicine: Applying educational theory in practice.  BMJ 2003; 326: 213-216. PubMed Central

    •       McKimm J, Jollie C, Cantillon P.  ABC of learning and teaching in medicine: Web based learning.  BMJ 2003;326:870-873. PubMed Central

    •       Morrison J. ABC of learning and teaching in medicine: Evaluation.  BMJ 2003; 326: 385-387. PubMed Central

    •       Norcini JJ.  ABC of learning and teaching in medicine: Work based assessment.  BMJ 2003; 326: 753-755. PubMed Central

    •       Prideaux D.  ABC of learning and teaching in medicine: Curriculum design.  BMJ 2003; 326: 268-270. PubMed Central

    •       Schuwirth LWT, van der Vleuten CPM.  ABC of learning and teaching in medicine: Written assessment.  BMJ 2003;326:643-645. PubMed Central

    •       Smee S. ABC of learning and teaching in medicine: Skill based assessment.  BMJ 2003;326:703-706. PubMed Central

    •       Spencer J.  ABC of learning and teaching in medicine:  Learning and teaching in the clinical environment.  BMJ 2003; 326: 591-594. PubMed Central

    •       Wood DF.  ABC of learning and teaching in medicine: Problem based learning.   BMJ 2003; 326: 328-330. PubMed Central