Faculty Development

Faculty Development assists NMP academic and clinical faculty in northern B.C. in the achievement of their teaching and academic roles with the aim of enhancing the experience of our students and supporting the mission of our program. The Faculty Development program is based on what our faculty in the North need in order to help develop teaching approaches that fit with busy clinical environments.

It has now been more than a decade since our first group of students walked through the doors of the Dr. Donald Rix Northern Health Sciences Building and the first tutors and preceptors came on board. More than 300 students have graduated since then, our faculty has grown, and post graduate education in the North is continuing to expand.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events.

Regional Faculty Development Co-Directors:
Dr. Lauren Feldhoff
Dr. Andrea Larson
Dr. Julia Wimmers-Klick

For more information about Faculty Development at the NMP, or how to become involved with the NMP, please contact Amber Rushton at 250-960-6352, or via email: facdevnorth@unbc.ca.


Northern Medical Education Conference, September 30 - October 2 (JASPER)

BOOK BY SEPTEMBER 7th for conference room rate of $349! (Fairmont Room) -- Call Jasper Park Lodge, 1-866-540-4454 and quote UNBC Northern Medical Education Conference

**This is a family friendly event with scheduled activities every day! 
   Connect with your colleagues and hear from special guests Dr. Heather Buckley, Dr. Galt Wilson, Dr. Theresa van der Goes and more.

A range of topics including learning relationships, support for preceptors, Indigenous learning - check out the full agenda:

For more information, contact Tanya Stella.

    Fac Dev ModelNMP Faculty Development Model

    Our Faculty Development program focuses on three pillars to assist our academic and medical faculty in the development of preceptorship and/or research skills. We welcome everyone with an interest in these areas to join our NMP community.

    (1) educational skills
    (2) leadership skills
    (3) scholarly skills

    Educational SkillsEducational Skills

    Faculty Development helps to lay an important foundation for our program. Although many physicians are experienced teachers, they might not have worked with medical students and residents in the recent past. To refresh and update your skills, we offer a variety of events. If you are interested in a specific topic, please contact us and we will try to accommodate it. 

    Leadership SkillsLeadership Skills

    Leadership is about setting a direction and motivating others to embrace it. Doctors are at the frontline of health care and carry the key responsibility of leadership and management. It is critical to equip physicians-in-training with the skills to lead, in a supportive environment, so they can succeed in all practice environments. Find out more about upcoming Faculty Development events at the NMP on our event listings at the top of this page. 

    Scholarly SkillsScholarly Skills

    Our NMP academic faculty and various clinical faculty are actively engaged in a wide variety of scholarly activities spanning the research spectrum - from basic and social sciences, medical education, and community based research, to patient-oriented clinical research and trials - with a specific focus and commitment to ensure findings are generalizable to rural and northern settings.


    Fac Dev Model OutcomeNMP Faculty Development Model – Outcome

    In the past, the Faculty Development program has supported the training needs of our teachers through a variety of workshops and conferences. While we plan to continue to do this, we recognize the changing and diverse needs of our faculty and will be expanding our training opportunities; over time, trained instructors and teachers will also contribute to the program, which will help to enhance the sustainability and quality of our offerings.

    •  Scholars and innovators can develop workshops or short presentations;
    •  Advanced program tutors can co-facilitate foundational workshops;
    •  Teachers who are new can attend foundational courses.

    Medical Education Teaching Tools

    Some short tips for teaching medical students on the job: