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Teaching & Learning
in the Clinical Context

Program Objective

The Centre for Faculty Development’s Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Context (TLC) program is designed for supervisors/preceptors from all health disciplines to develop the foundational knowledge and skills needed to effectively teach trainees in various clinical contexts.

Program Description

The TLC program is a module-based longitudinal clinical teaching skills program. As clinicians, many of us have not had the opportunity to formally develop the knowledge and skills for our role as clinical teachers. While the TLC program is foundational, it is open to all clinical teachers.

The content of TLC is currently being developed and reviewed by an interprofessional team including clinicians, scientists and patient and family partners. The program is highly applied and evidence-informed, enabling clinicians to link educational theory to their practice. The content reflects current best-practices and evidence in education as well as identified system needs in order to successfully teach and prepare our learners for the current and future health care climate.  Participants will have an opportunity to apply their learning at various points throughout the program.

Some topics covered in the curriculum include:

  • Identity as a clinical teacher
  • Educational philosophy
  • Power and the teacher-learner partnership
  • Professionalism
  • Reflective practice
  • The teaching and learning climate
  • Educational approaches
  • Cultivating a feedback culture
  • Assessment approaches
  • The learner in difficulty
  • Learner mistreatment

The curriculum renewal as well as the future delivery of the program are underpinned by a health equity lens. The program is also anchored by the locally developed Teaching Excellence Competencies Model and the Faculty Developer Competence Model.

As the TLC program is currently undergoing a curriculum renewal, further details about the program modules will be coming soon.

Program Structure

The TLC program is an interactive, module-based longitudinal program.

To meet the diverse scheduling needs of our interprofessional learners, as well as to create greater access to learners located outside of downtown Toronto, the renewed curriculum will be delivered virtually. The virtual delivery will also provide greater flexibility for busy clinicians to access the course content at a time that is most convenient for their schedules.

The program will include both independent self-paced, self-directed learning as well as facilitated group learning components, that are completed within learning modules over a specific time frame. Participants will complete all of the modules in a set order as the content in each module will build on one another.  The cohort experience enables opportunities for connection and to learn from other clinician teachers throughout the program together.

Stay tuned for more program details as well as registration information.

Additional Information

While the program is undergoing the renewal, there are many workshops you can attend through the Centre for Faculty Development (September 2022 – June 2023) to develop your knowledge and skills related to clinical teaching. These workshops are open to anyone.

Visit our Upcoming Events page to view upcoming workshops starting Fall 2022.

Visit our Workshop Catalogue for a full list of workshops that will be offered in future. Be sure to register your interest. New workshops are added regularly.

A selection of suggested workshops to support your learning include:


Laura Hayos
Program Lead

Registration Details

Prerequisites: None

Who should register: While the program is foundational, it is open to all clinical teachers who have an interest in developing or refreshing their clinical teaching knowledge and skills.

Format: Virtual (hybrid of self-paced, self-directed learning and facilitated group learning)

Upcoming Dates: First cohort will start April 2023 – more details coming soon

Fees: Details coming soon

Register: Details coming soon

Certificate: Participants will receive a Certificate upon successful completion of the program.

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Upcoming Events

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    Best Practice 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.
    • BPER
    • Rounds
    Start 12:00 pm EDT
    End 01:00 pm EDT
    Location Online
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    This program introduces participants to the language and frameworks of anti-oppression and social justice. It explores how the Canadian healthcare system continues to participate in discrimination and oppression. It also begins to explore how health care professionals can engage in praxis, which is theory-informed action in the pursuit of social justice.
    • Program
    • Anti-Oppression
    Start 09:00 am EDT
    End 01:00 pm EST
    Location Online
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    Stepping Stones is our foundational program at the CFD, supporting health professionals in their education roles and activities including teaching, education scholarship, advocacy and academic leadership.
    Start 09:00 am EDT
    End 12:00 pm EDT
    Location Online


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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.

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.

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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.

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
Li Ka Shing International Healthcare
Education Centre, St. Michael’s Hospital
209 Victoria Street, 4th floor

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


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