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Needs Assessment Resources

The NOSM CEPD Needs Assessment Portal will allow you to:

  • Explore data to help you identify unperceived needs
  • Incorporate CanMEDS roles beyond Medical Expert
  • Consider addressing emerging topics in CME and/or Faculty Development

Visit the CEPD Needs Assessment Portal to access the following resources:


  • Sample needs assessments
  • Templates
  • Survey tools
  • Tips for using needs assessment results
  • Additional resources for identifying needs

Access the CEPD Needs Assessment Toolbox

Beyond Medical Expert

  • Social accountability
  • Faculty Development
  • CEPD Needs Assessment of Communicator, Collaborator, and Professional roles

Visit our Beyond Medical Expert page

Population Health Data

  • LHIN data on hospital visits
  • Public Health Ontario reports
  • District Health Unit reports
  • Northern Ontario Community Profiles

Visit our Population Health Data resource page

Target Audience Data

  • Targeted surveys on specific CME and FD topics
  • CEPD program data and trends
  • Up-to-Date searchable database (coming soon!)
  • CMPA data
  • CEPD topic requests: Check out what Northern Ontario healthcare practitioners are asking for! (coming soon)

Visit our Target Audience Data page

Library and Literature

  • NOSM Library literature searches
  • Links to suggested NOSM Subject LibGuides
  • Papers published on CEPD topics, and/or by NOSM faculty

Visit our Library and Literature page

Resource Directory

  • Practice guidelines
  • Policies
  • External directories and databases

Access our Resource Directory

Ranked data searches from NOSM faculty and learners for 2017-2019 is available via the NOSM UptoDate Searchable Database (please contact your CEPD coordinator for password).

Need help with a needs assessment? Email the CEPD Office at or contact your CEPD coordinator today!