About NOSM Education Research Communities


The Practice Based Small Group Learning (PBSG-ED) Brochure outlines a series of modules dedicated to enhancing the educational skills of busy clinician teachers. 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 5-10 interested preceptors.

Module Topics

  1. Conflict Management: Strategies for the Preceptor
  2. Developing Professionalism in our Learners: Critical Conversations
  3. Evaluation of Learner Performance
  4. Feedback
  5. International Medical Graduates- -Orienting, Teaching and Connecting
  6. Learner in Difficulty
  7. Medical Errors and Mistakes
  8. Preparing for New Learners: Planning and Orientation
  9. Teaching on the Fly: Time Efficient Teaching Strategies
  10. Working together: Interprofessional Education and Collaboration

Please view the brochure for more specific information on each topic. 

Ordering Modules

Modules are available for purchase at $10.00 per person. This includes a booklet for each participant as well as an evaluation template, a facilitator guide, and a sign-in sheet. All evaluations and sign-in sheets must be returned to the CEPD office at which time certificates of attendance will be issued to participants. 

To order modules, or for further information, please contact:

CEPD Office

Email: cepd@nosm.ca

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

Certification / Accreditation

This 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).


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