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Professional Development

Centre for Faculty Development

The Centre for Faculty Development was established in October 2002 as a unique collaborative partnership between St. Michael's Hospital and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Since that time, the centre has become a vibrant meeting place for local, national and international faculty interested in enhancing the quality of teaching, education scholarship and career development in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and related institutions.

Quality teaching, education scholarship and career development

We offer several professional development programs for health professional teachers and educators such as Best Practice in Education Rounds, workshops in instructional development, career development and scholarship in education, the Stepping Stones Teacher Development Program, the Education Scholars Program, the Accessible Resource for Teaching (ART) program and the Core Foundations in Education Research (CoFER) program.

Scholarship and Research

We are committed to knowledge creation in faculty development through strengthening the conceptual and theoretical bases that underpin faculty development as an evolving field in health professional education. We are also committed to comprehensive program evaluation. The CFD disseminates this work through presentations at national and international conferences, and publications in peer reviewed journals.

Working collaboratively with several academic programs, centers and institutions, our education research program continues to grow rapidly.


We work closely with centers and programs within and outside the university including The Wilson Center for Research in Education, the Joint Program in Knowledge Translation at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Faculty of Medicine Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development, Office of Interprofessional Education, Office for Teaching Advancement and the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences.

For more information, visit our website.