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Continuing Education and Professional Development

The Continuing Education and Professional Development Office at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine is dedicated to providing learner-centered continuing medical education, faculty development, and professional development opportunities to physicians and allied health care professionals of Northern Ontario. Accredited programs that are supported or co-developed by the CEPD Office promote scholarly activity and enhance clinical and teaching competencies along the continuum of a physician or faculty member’s career, and allow for collection of credits from engagement in educational opportunities.

Offering more than 300 sessions annually, the CEPD Office connects physicians, faculty, and staff with the workshops, conferences, lectures, case-based scenarios, round-tables, self-directed learning resources, and seminars that are pertinent, timely, and relevant to their learning goals as well as to the health care needs of Northern Ontario residents.

Continuing Medical Education

CEPD recognizes the unique challenges that physicians face in Northern Ontario, and supports the development of curriculum which will enhance the nature of the physician-patient relationship. With a wide variety of topics ranging from specialty-specific skills to office management, physicians may engage in workshops, lectures, or conferences tailored to their identified learning needs.

Faculty Development

NOSM's unique and distributed campus has inspired a creative approach to faculty development at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. We offer a wide variety of innovative and interactive workshops to meet the individual learning needs of each of our faculty members and provide them with multiple forums to share their experiences and challenges, as well as opportunities to improve specific skills in the areas of teaching and preceptoring, educational and administrative leadership, and scholarly and research activities.

In addition to our workshops, self-directed online learning modules and Problem Based Small Group Learning Modules (PBSGL-ED) are accessible to all faculty, in all communities, as the need arises. Collaboration with the Postgraduate Medical Education, Undergraduate Medical Education, Research and Community Engagement Portfolios ensures that the needs identified in the NOSM community are met with effective faculty development programming.

Accreditation Services

The CEPD Office is an accredited provider of CME, and is able to approve applications for continuing education credits for the College of Family Physicians of Canada (Mainpro+) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Maintenance of Certification Section 1 and 3).

Your accreditation fee includes the following services and documents from our office:

  • Consultation with a CEPD Coordinator to assist you throughout the application process
  • Current templates to assist you in developing your application including application forms, certificates of attendance, evaluation forms, budget worksheets, and conflict of interest documents
  • Guidelines regarding policy and procedure
  • Tips for your Program Planning Committee
  • Tips for your speakers
  • Application review and approval by medical reviewers
  • Website advertising of your event after approval

For an additional fee, the CEPD Office may be able to assist you with:

  • A needs assessment of your target audience
  • Logistics and event management
  • Administrative management including registration services, participant attendance, evaluation summaries for speakers, and certificates of attendance
  • Evaluation of your entire series or event
  • Expedited application review

Please contact us at cepd@nosm.caand let us know how we can assist you!

Special Notices

Our office will be undergoing our regularly scheduled accreditation review from October 23rd to October 25th, 2016. CEPD Accreditation is a NOSM strategic priority and we look forward to working with all of our partners, staff, faculty, learners, and NOSM portfolios to ensure a thorough review of our programming!

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​CEPD Office Main Contact Information 

Tel: 807-766-7464
Fax: 807-766-7516
Email: cepd@nosm.ca


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