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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 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!

Faculty Opportunities

Northern Constellations

Northern Constellations 2021 – Virtual Conference

April 30 & May 1, 2021

Registration Now Open!

Welcome all NOSM Faculty Members and Learners! A full year has passed since our last Northern Constellations. Over the past year, we have witnessed firsthand our faculty members adapt, innovate and collaborate within NOSM to deliver outstanding medical education to our learners.

Please join us virtually for our annual Northern Constellations faculty development conference – FREE for all NOSM faculty members and selected learners. We have phenomenal plenary speakers, guests and faculty members to deliver a high yield conference that is sure to augment your teaching, research and leadership skills.

Take a moment to recharge and connect with faculty members from across NOSM. If you cannot make it to the conference, we would love it if you could join us for our annual Faculty Celebration & Awards April 30th at 1900.

Please note that faculty and learners must register for Northern Constellations to access the password protected site. If you have any questions, concerns or comments – I would love to hear from you –


Thank you, Merci, Miigwetch

Sarah McIsaac

Medical Director, Faculty Development

Event information can be found on our Northern Constellations 2021 website!

Northern Lights 2021

Northern Lights 2021: Pan Northern Leadership Forum and more….

As we engage in conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion; it is key for us to acknowledge that these conversations are both crucial and courageous.  Crucial, as these conversations are important, often feature differing views, and are full of emotions. Courageous, as these conversations require us to stay engaged, speak our truth, experience discomfort, and accept that our initial conversation is only a starting point.

Crucial and courageous conversations about supporting physician leadership diversity and equity in Northern Ontario were a feature of Northern Lights 2021 on February 25th & 26th.   Hoping you have an interest in joining these conversations at NOSM.  Consider accessing our CEPD Tip Sheet which identifies some of the relevant issues along with strategies for each of us to consider.

Tip Sheet: Gender Equity in Medicine

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 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 for up to 2.0 hour(s).

Supervising and Teaching Tools

NOSM Faculty Tip Sheets

Additional Faculty Resources


Group reading workshop handout