Welcome to the Faculty Development Program of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, entrusted to support the educational needs for the career development of our Faculty members.

Overseen by the Office of Continuing Professional Development, our goal is to provide our Faculty members with well-structured and innovative programs to support them in their academic mission as teachers, researchers and administrators.

We provide teaching skills enhancement to the teachers of our undergraduate medical education (UGME), postgraduate medical education (PGME) and Graduate Studies programs, and promote excellence and innovation in teaching.

Our programs are designed to provide skills development in the topics of communication, research and leadership skills to help faculty advance in their academic careers. Faculty Development provides workshops to clarify expectations for academic promotion in order to help faculty develop a personal strategy for achieving their career goals, including the option to obtain support through a pairing with a career development coach.

Faculty Development works closely with uOttawa departments to support intramural educational activities and facilitate access to unique programs developed across the University’s faculties and resource centres. Our goal is assist Faculty members achieve their career goals in the rich academic environment of uOttawa’s Faculty of Medicine.


Dr. Heather Lochnan, MD FRCPC

Assistant Dean, CPD, Education Programming
Office of Continuing Professional Development
Phone: 613-738-8400 ext 81950
Fax: 613-738-8396
Email: [email protected]

Christine Cool

Coordinator and Event Planner
Faculty Development Program
Office of Continuing Professional Development
Email:[email protected]

Workplace learning

Faculty Development in your workplace

The Office of CPD can assist in arranging and providing accredited learning in your workplace at rounds/seminars/special workshops for interested faculty members one on one observation of teaching.

Below is a list of possible workshops to consider or you can suggest a topic of interest to your group of Faculty of Medicine members (residents and students can attend if half the audience is made up of Faculty Members).  To arrange a group session we require a minimum of 15 participants; please contact us at [email protected] .

Workshop topics

  • Training for CBME coaches
  • Training for members of the competency committees
  • Giving feedback (in CBME framework)
  • CBME
  • Presentation skills
  • Giving feedback
  • Teaching empathy
  • Professionalism (teaching, reporting, remediating)
  • Helping the learner in difficulty
  • Tips from top teachers
  • Critical thinking
  • Integrating the humanities in your teaching
  • Mentoring
  • Cultural awareness and safety
  • Unconscious bias

CMBE workshop topics

  • Training for CBME coaches
  • Training for members of the competency committees
  • Giving feedback (in CBME framework)
  • CBME

Mentoring resources

Competency-Based Medical Education