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Faculty Development Resources

Calling All Faculty!! You can now send us ideas or suggestions for new Faculty Development Activities!

The NOSM U CEPD office has a variety of Faculty Development opportunities offered through a variety of methods.  Whether you’re able to attend the Northern Constellations Conference, participate in workshops hosted in your community, or access a self-directed module to meet your personal learning needs, there is something for all faculty, in all communities.

Please explore the opportunities and additional resources in our menu options below!

Current Faculty Development Initiatives

Northern Constellations 2023 – Registration Now Open!

Northern Constellations 2023

May 5 & 6, 2023

NOSM University’s annual Faculty Development conference, Northern Constellations, will be held in-person on May 5-6, 2023 in Thunder Bay. Join us as we return in-person for Northern Constellations 2023, featuring internationally renown keynote speakers and story tellers – Danielle Daniel and Dr. James Maskalyk.

Choose from a wide range of workshop and educational innovation sessions to suit your learning needs. You will find sessions in the areas of effective teachers and learners; equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility; leadership development; and career progression.  Participate in a series of research skill development sessions to assist your scholarly activities. Throughout the conference, take time to network and reconnect with colleagues from across Northern Ontario and beyond. As clinical and educational practice includes team collaboration, all health care professionals are welcome to attend.

For more information or to register, please visit the Northern Constellations 2023 website!


Northern Lights 2023

Thank you to all who attended!

Pan Northern Leadership Forum

Engaging others through personal influence, communication, and collaboration

March 2 & 3, 2023

12:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST (both days)

Regitered attendees can still access the faculty resources! Please sign into the conference website to access e-learning modules and our Learning Hub!

For more information, please visit the Northern Lights 2023 website!

NOSM U Pan-Northern Leadership Rounds


Dr. James Goertzen, MD, MCISc, CCFP (Professor)
Dr. Chi Cheng, MD, MPH, FRCP(C) (Assistant Professor)

Effective leadership skills are best learned through blended activities including pertinent readings, guided reflection, sharing leadership challenges, conversations with leadership peers, and opportunities to apply relevant learnings within one’s clinical, educational, or administrative setting.  Essential for leadership success is the ability to learn from difficult situations by creating safe avenues for personal growth by exploring leadership challenges with peers.

Learning Objectives:

1.      Apply important leadership concepts relevant to leading in Northern Ontario.
2.      Create safe environments through collaboration with leadership colleagues for discussion of leadership challenges.
3.      Apply leadership learnings to one’s clinical, education, or administrative setting.

Thank you to those who joined us for this series of the Leadership Rounds in 2022!

Practice Based Small Group-Education – PBSG-ED Modules





The PBSG-ED Program  is a series of modules dedicated to enhancing the educational and supervisory skills of NOSM preceptors and clinical faculty. The modules provide continuing education in a case based format that makes judicious use of the most recent and best evidence available. Within each model, participants are introduced to several clinical cases of teaching and learning derived from the practices of physician or health-care professional preceptors. The cases are designed to promote discussion of challenging issues and dilemmas that are likely to arise when working with learners. Paired with the cases is a current review of the medical education literature which highlights important findings and principles for participants. Critical cases and relevant literature findings foster reflection and provide opportunities to refine skills. This prepares the way for clinician teachers to improve their knowledge on the selected topic along with acquiring new frameworks and skills which can be applied in the supervision of their next learner. There are currently ten modules in the series. Printed materials include a facilitator’s guide which can be used to organize an educational session of 1-2 hours in your community for a group of 5-12 interested preceptors.

Module Topics

To view a complete list of our module topics, as well as a descriptive brochure, please visit our PBSG-ED purchasing site.

Ordering Modules

To view module fee schedule and to place an order, please visit our PBSG-ED purchasing site.

If you have any additional questions, please contact us!

Contact: CEPD Office


Phone: 1-800-461-8777 ext. 7145

Certification / Accreditation

This one-credit-per-hour Self-Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the Continuing Education and Professional Development Office at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine University for up to 2.0 Mainpro+ credits.

This educational activity is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by the Continuing Education and Professional Development Office at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine University for up to 2.0 hour(s).

Online Learning Modules

Welcome to NOSM U CEPD’s Online Learning Hub

Our learning hub delivers high yield faculty development, continuous medical education and support in scholarly activities for NOSM U’s faculty to become effective teachers and leaders across Northern Ontario.

Explore our offerings now!

Creating an account: If you are experiencing difficulties with creating your account, please view the Creating an Account Tip Sheet!

Supervising and Teaching Tools

NOSM U CEPD Faculty Tip Sheets

Additional Faculty Resources


Group reading workshop handout