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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 and Connections 2024 (May 3 & 4, 2024)

Northern Constellations and Connections 2024

May 3 & 4, 2024

NOSM University is pleased to bring together four of its signature events—Northern Constellations, Northern Connections, Northern Lights, and NOSM University’s Achievement Celebration—in one centralized location on May 2-4, 2024 at the Delta Toronto Airport and Conference Centre.

Allowing for more extensive collaboration and networking across the NOSM University community, CEPD’s vision is to inspire a passion for teaching and a joy of learning. This conference will inspire excellence in medical and health professional education through innovation and knowledge translation from our own community of faculty and preceptors. The conference will continue offering sessions based on the pillars of faculty and preceptor development, while adding new content such as a ‘quick hit’ session on important northern medical topics and sessions designed specifically for NOSM University faculty, preceptors, and learners.

Embracing the opportunity of the gathering of our NOSM University community, we are excited to also announce the return to in-person delivery of Northern Lights, CEPD’s annual networking and professional development event focusing on further developing leadership skills.

More information to come – please visit the Northern Constellations and Connections website for updates!

Northern Lights 2024 (May 2, 2024)

May 2, 2024

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST

Delta Toronto Airport Hotel, Toronto

Join us at Northern Lights 2024! An opportunity to network face-to-face and further develop your leadership skills. Learn with and from colleagues across Northern Ontario. Sessions will be relevant to faculty & preceptors in their first five years of practice along with developing and experienced leaders.

Forum Learning Objectives:

  1. Develop advocacy strategies to optimize resources and enhance team capacity for patient, learner, and community benefit.
  2. Apply techniques to facilitate meetings that actively engage participants and reliably achieve set objectives.
  3. Develop effective time management strategies to mitigate burnout and enhance leadership in low-resource environments.

More information to come – please visit the Northern Constellations and Connections website for updates!

Practice Based Small Group-Education – PBSG-ED Modules – On Hold





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

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