Faculty Development

Thank you for your commitment to advancing medical education across the BC Interior. Within this section, you will find various teaching resources to support your faculty development needs. We welcome your feedback as we strive to support our clinical faculty from across our distributed education sites.

For more information, contact Dr. Cara Wall, Director, Faculty Development or cara.wall@ubc.ca or Lisa Goodson, Faculty Development Coordinator at Lisa.Goodson@interiorhealth.ca.

SMP Faculty Development Presentation

Dr. Kiran Veerapen and Dr. Clarissa Wallace present Collaborative Questioning: From Quizzing to Exploring

April 26, 2023 at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine questioning in the context of learning goals
  • Differentiate quizzing from exploring through collaborative questioning
  • Illustrate the process and practice of collaborative questioning
  • Navigate common pitfalls and obstacles when questioning
  • Discuss and practice collaborative questions


SMP Teacher Certificate Program

The SMP Teacher Certificate Program is designed for physicians teaching medical students or residents in clinical or didactic environments. It includes five workshops focused on improving teaching skills and creating an optimal learning environment for teachers and learners.

MOC Section 1 / MainPro+ credits available for each session. Participants who complete all five sessions will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

All sessions will be hosted virtually via Zoom and recorded. To register for the series or individual lectures, please contact Lisa.Goodson@interiorhealth.ca.

The Faculty of Medicine is committed to creating a learning and work environment conducive to optimal education, research, and clinical care. We encourage all faculty and staff to:

  1. Visit UBC Mistreatment Help to familiarize yourself with the resources available and applicable policies.
  2. Visit the MD Students: Reporting to review with the student the MD specific definitions of Mistreatment and Learning Environment Concerns, the reporting process and supportive resources.
  3. Encourage the student to Report Online. Do not report online on behalf of the student.
  4. If the student is reporting sexual assault or violence, please assist the student in accessing the Vancouver Sexual Violence and Prevention Office (for VFMP, IMP and NMP students) or the Okanagan Sexual Violence and Prevention Office (SMP students).
  5. Refer to UBC Faculty of Medicine Professionalism Standards for more information.

The Building Safe and Supportive Learning Environments module introduces faculty to student mistreatment policies and reporting process as well as provides resources for faculty.

Faculty of Medicine

Explore the Faculty of Medicine’s extensive library of video and presentations to support your teaching needs.

Clinical Teaching Mini Modules

Tools for Teaching Virtual Learners (Download)