We have over 400 faculty members who excel at sharing knowledge, building competencies, supervising our residents and maximizing learning opportunities. Their goal is to prepare you to meet the demands and realities of Canada’s primary health care system.

The uOttawa Department of Family Medicine’s learning environment focuses on innovative teaching and quality patient care. Our faculty is diverse and talented. We have in-unit, community, francophone and rural preceptors, and researchers.

Many of our educators are leaders in their fields. They have a wide range of clinical and research interests. Each year, we graduate high-calibre family medicine physicians.

The strength of our program is the direct result of the quality of our people. Our physicians commit their time and energy to developing the future of family medicine in Canada. Through our faculty development initiatives, we support their continuous growth as researchers and educators—ensuring that we continuously strive for excellence in all that we do.

We are committed to fostering a vibrant learning community focused on quality improvement and self-directed, lifelong learning. Through a focused and tailored Faculty Development program, we support our faculty members to continuously improve their teaching, scholarly skills and the learning environment. To do so, we provide opportunities to:

  • Develop new and varied teaching and learning strategies;

  • Collaborate with the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine;

  • Obtain recognition for their work; and,

  • Improve and promote scholarship.

Our approach to faculty development yields results: better teaching and better physicians. We promote and apply a vast range of teaching strategies to support learning at every level.

View the Faculty Orientation Manual in French (pdf, 2,467.84 KB) or English (pdf, 2,375.68 KB)


The Department of Family Medicine’s Faculty Development program is anchored on the following components:


For offerings from the Faculty of Medicine Office of Continuing Professional Development, view the Event Calendar.






June 10, 2022

New Faculty Orientation, ETS 1 and Meet the Mentors

8:00am - 1:30pm

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June 13-17, 2022

Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum 2022


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June 16, 2022

Research, Inquiry and Opinion (RIO Day)

All day

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June 17-18, 2022

23rd Canadian Collaborative Mobilization Forum 2022


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June 23, 2022

Family Medicine Grand Rounds

8:00am - 9:00am

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July 11, 2022

Special: Family Medicine Grand Rounds

12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Sept. 16, 2022

2022 Otolaryngology & Ophthalmology Course


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Sept. 22-23, 2022

5th Biennial National Capital Knee Symposium


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Sept. 30, 2022

2022 Better Prescribing for Primary Care


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Oct 15, 2022

2022 National Capital Vascular Symposium


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Oct 27, 2022

Patient Safety Conference 2022


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Nov 18 2022

Ottawa Stroke Summit 2022


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Nov 25, 2022

Skills Day for Family Physicians


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