Faculty Development

Faculty Development supports faculty members in their roles as:

  • Teachers
  • Researchers and scholars
  • Administrators

Resources include online self-directed learning, small and large group sessions (on-site or by teleconference or videoconference), peer coaching or mentoring and orientation of new faculty members to faculty roles.

Resources and Support for Community Preceptor Excellence

In addition to the links to resources supporting our "Objectives for Queen's FM teachers" that are noted below, preceptors have an Ontario website designed to support their roles as teachers of FM residents. R-Scope (Resources and Support for Community Preceptors Excellence) is an amalgram of teaching resources and tools.  The site's resource topics include How we Learn; Preparing to Teach; Orienting Learners; Teaching with Patients; Teaching Techniques, Clinical Skills and Tips; Observation, Evaluation and Feedback; The Learner in Difficulty; and Teaching IMGs.  The site also includes key teaching documents and books, and links to a wide variety of education - and faculty development - related websites and events.

Faculty Development Sessions: Queen's Department of Family Medicine



: Thursday, June 8, 2017 

Time: 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. 

Location: Seminar Room, Haynes Hall, Main Level 

Topic: “The CRAFT of Feedback and Assessment – Residents Help Us Learn What They Need” 

Facilitated by Dr. Karen Schultz


By the end of the session, participants will:


1. identify the attributes of feedback that Canadian residents value most and how they facilitate programmatic assessment;

2. unlock and use the CFPC evaluation objectives to frame written feedback in a useful language, indicative of competence;

3. operationalize a resident’s feedback into future practice development.

Please RSVP to Vicky Garrah at vicky.garrah@dfm.queensu.ca by June 2, 2017

A light breakfast will be served.


April 7-9th, 2017
Faculty Development Retreat "Workplace Learning for Medical Leadership"
Glen House, Gananoque, ON

March 23rd, 2017
Small Group Learning for Medical Students and Residents
Facilitated by Sheila Pinchin
12:00pm - 1:00pm
3rd Floor Team Room, 220 Bagot Street

February 1st, 2017
Conflict Management
Facilitated by: Ruth Wilson
12:00pm - 1:00pm
3rd Floor Team Room, 220 Bagot Street

December 15th, 2016
Working Together
Facilitated by: Ian Casson
8:00am - 9:00am 
3rd Floor Team Room, 220 Bagot Street

September 28th, 2016
Time Management
Facilitated by: Dr. Ruth Wilson
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Haynes Hall Seminar Room, 135 Clarence Street

September 8th, 2016
DIL Teaching
Facilitated by: Sheila Pinchin
12:00pm - 1:00pm
3rd FLoor Team Room, 220 Bagot Street

June 21st, 2016
Presentation Skills: Prezi and Polleverywhere
Facilitated by: Dr. Matt Simpson and Dr. David Barber
Queens's Department of Family Medicine
3rd Floor Team Room, 220 Bagot Street

June 17th, 2016
Essential Skills 1
Ottawa University

June 15th, 2016
Celebration of Teaching, Learning  & Scholarship Information
School of Medicine Building

May 17th, 2016

Essential Skills 2 " Supporting the Learner in Difficulty"
Ottawa University

FD Sessions 2015

FD Sessions 2014

FD Sessions 2011-2013

Queen's Department of Family Medicine Faculty Development Co-ordinators

Queen's Faculty of Health Sciences' Faculty Development Office

The following objectives for our teachers are linked to resources:

Teachers' Objectives

  1. Curriculum - identify how and what your teaching practice contributes to Queen’s curriculum, which is based on outcomes (or competencies) and is framed in the CanMEDS-FM roles

  2. Orientation of New Residents, Setting Expectations - prepare yourself, your office (or other clinical setting) and your resident for the rotation

  3. Clinical Teaching Tips - understand adult learning and use teaching techniques effective in clinical settings
    • Teaching with patients
    • Determining competence and matching teaching to different levels, including effective questioning, direct observation, etc.
    • Time efficient teaching strategies: the One Minute Preceptor, SNAPPS, etc.
    • Benchmarks and graduated responsibility
    • Providing feedback (including field notes)
    • Teaching a skill
    • Teaching professionalism
    • Teaching international medical graduate

  4. Evaluation of Residents by Teachers - evaluate residents effectively, using Queen’s Dept. of Family Medicine’s evaluation system

  5. The Resident in Difficulty - identify and then contribute to the assessment and management of a resident’s difficulties when he/she is not meeting expectations

  6. Queen’s Academic Context - know about the Dept. of Family Medicine’s and Queen’s Faculty of Health Sciences’ policies, so you have guidelines to follow when needed.
    • Supervision of clinical trainees
    • Faculty appointments and promotions
    • Mentoring teachers