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Best Practices in
Education Rounds

Program Objective

Best Practices in Education Rounds (BPER): Integrating Stories and Science link the theory and practice of health professions education and faculty development with invited speakers from local, national and international contexts.

Program Description

Best Practices in Education Rounds (BPER) are co-hosted by the Centre for Faculty Development, The Wilson Centre and the Centre for Advancing Collaborative Healthcare & Education (CACHE). We leverage the expertise that exists between our Centres to facilitate a more impactful offering.

BPER provides the opportunity to share innovative and emerging ideas with a wide audience of interested health professional teachers, educators, leaders, and scholars. BPER aims to reach a diverse audience, including patient/client and family partners and a range of professional/health worker backgrounds.

Program Structure

Rounds are held monthly (second Tuesday of each month) throughout the academic year and are offered virtually via Zoom. They are freely accessible for anyone to attend.  Please click here to see our upcoming offerings.  Registration is required. Recordings of past offerings are saved in our BPER Archive.

BPER Reads is our annual “Battle of the Papers” each February.  Invited scholars champion the one paper of the past academic year they feel every health professional educator must read.   Voting opens in October and each month the paper with the lowest number of votes is eliminated.   At BPER Reads in February, the champions of the final two papers battle it out for the title of ‘best paper’.

Program Dates for 2023-2024:

  • October 10, 2023
  • November 14, 2023
  • December 12, 2023
  • January 9, 2024
  • February 13, 2024
  • March 12, 2024
  • April 9, 2024
  • May 14, 2024
  • June 11, 2024

Accreditation Details

Each BPER has been accredited for up to:

  • 1 College of Family Physicians of Canada – Mainpro+ credits
  • 1 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1 hours

Review complete accreditation details.

Contact

Lindsay Baker
Program Co-Lead
lindsay.baker@unityhealth.to

Maria Mylopoulos
Program Co-Lead
maria.mylopoulos@utoronto.ca

Elizabeth McLaney
Program Co-Lead
Elizabeth.McLaney@sunnybrook.ca

Manpreet Saini
Education Coordinator, Curriculum and Programs
manpreet.saini@unityhealth.to

Registration Details

Level: Foundational

Who should register: Open to anyone who is interested in learning about core concepts in health professions education.

Location: Online

Upcoming dates: Second Tuesday of the month (October – June)

Fees: Free

Register: Registration required. Please click here to see our Upcoming Rounds.

Certificate: N/A

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Upcoming Events

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    27
    May
    This virtual community event is for CFD members to come together to during a lunch and learn to discuss emerging curiosities, questions and tensions within health professions education on the topic of the month.
    • Member Event
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    Start 12:00 pm EDT
    End 01:00 pm EDT
    Delivery Online
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    29
    May
    This workshop is focused on the alignment between curriculum, instructional practice, and subsequent assessment. We look at current theory on how assessment practices can shape and enhance learning and work on practical exercise to apply this knowledge to individual assessment practice.
    • Stepping Stones
    • Workshop
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    Start 01:00 pm EDT
    End 04:00 pm EDT
    Delivery Online
  • CFD13-%20CFDLogo_SubBranding__Workshop_Card_Blank.png
    4
    Jun
    Our learning environments can include the classroom, the bedside, the busy hallway, the Zoom room, the learning portal, and the list goes on. How do we establish these “spaces” to optimize the potential for learning? What choices can we make as educators that increase psychological safety in any learning environment?
    • Stepping Stones
    • Workshop
    • loc_virtual
    Start 05:00 pm EDT
    End 08:00 pm EDT
    Delivery Online

FAQs

Q. How do I create and/or activate my account to log into the site?

A. To create a CFD user account please click here. If you have already created an account, click here to log in. Please note you will be required to set up a new account and password for our new website. We will connect your account with your previous CFD event records.

Q. Is there a cost to attend your programs?

A. There is a cost to participate in some of our programs. The cost of each of our programs varies and in some cases, the cost varies depending on your status with the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at University of Toronto and/or in which hospital you work as well as whether or not you have an annual CFD Membership.

Q.I do not have a faculty appointment in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Can I still attend your workshops, programs and/or events? Is there a fee?

A. Anyone whose education activities include teaching, leading, scholarship and advocacy are welcome to attend our workshops, programs and/or events. Specific pre-requisite criteria may apply. Please refer to each workshop, program or event page for details. All fees and discounts (where applicable) can be found in the workshop, program and event pages.

Q.I am interested in having one of your workshops offered at my home site/department. Do you offer this type of service?

A. Please contact us for further information.  The availability of this service is dependent on the resources and capacity of the CFD at the time the request is made.

Q: Is having a CFD Membership the same as having a CFD account?

A: No, a CFD Membership is not the same as a CFD account. However, in order to complete your CFD Membership registration you will be prompted to create a CFD account if you do not already have one. To register for a CFD General Membership and create your account click here.

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The CFD offers a number of exceptional programs to meet current and emerging faculty development needs across the health system. View the full listing of CFD’s programs to determine which may best meet your interests and needs.

Our Programs

The CFD offers a number of exceptional programs to meet current and emerging faculty development needs across the health system. View the full listing of CFD’s programs to determine which may best meet your interests and needs.

Centre for Faculty Development
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Education Centre, St. Michael’s Hospital
209 Victoria Street, 4th floor

Mailing Address:
30 Bond Street, Toronto, ON, M5B 1W8

cfd@unityhealth.to

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