Fundamentals of Teaching Program

Hone your teaching skills

The Fundamentals of Teaching Program is a series of online courses designed to support Dal medical faculty in their roles as teachers.  


New Course: A Practial Approach to Teaching During COVID
July 20 - August 31st, 2020 | More information here

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify strategies to improve online learning experiences including lecturing, grand rounds, and small group learning sessions.
  • Effectively provide clinical teaching and supervision in altered clinical circumstances (including virtual care).

Delivery Details:
This course will include 4 evening webinars that participants are encouraged to attend in person if possible but which will also be recorded and added to course content. Assigned readings, videos, quizzes, and reflective exercises are completed online whenever convenient for participants. Discussion boards are moderated by experienced medical educators.

Webinars: (8-9pm)
July 23: Running Rounds with Social Distancing: Promoting Learning in the COVID World
July 30: Feedback, Debriefing and Coaching: Learning Conversations in a COVID era with Dr. Stephen Miller
August 6: Top Tips for Tutoring and Other Small Group Online Teaching
August 13: Giving Awesome Online Lectures

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the Continuing Professional Development Office of Dalhousie University for up to 10 Mainpro+ credits.

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Continuing Professional Development, Dalhousie University. You may claim a maximum of 10 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-

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Fundamentals of Clinical Teaching and Supervision   

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the role and responsibilities of the clinical supervisor in medical education.
  • Explain how learning in a clinical setting differs from didactic teaching.
  • Describe strategies for integrating patient care and teaching.
  • Apply principles of clinical assessment to learner performance.
  • Provide learners with constructive formative feedback.

Fundamentals of Didactic Teaching

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the role of the tutor in Case Based Learning at the Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine.
  • Prepare effective lectures and small group teaching sessions.
  • Incorporate innovative strategies to promote student engagement into teaching.

Educating for Medical Professionalism and Wellness 

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss professionalism in the context of medical education.
  • Appreciate the importance of identifying and addressing lapses in professionalism in medical learners.
  • Explain how physician wellness relates to professionalism.
  • Identify ways to guide learners to develop into healthy and professional practitioners.

Courses in development

Fundamentals of Interprofessional Education



Fundamentals of Teaching Graduates

Fundamentals of Teaching Graduates

Congrats to our recent grads!

1 = Fundamentals of Clinical Teaching & Supervision
2 = Fundamentals of Didactic Teaching
3 = Educating for Medical Professionalism and Wellness

Nova Scotia 

Dr. Olubukola Akindele, Halifax (2)
Dr. Nadia Aumeerally, Halifax (1)
Dr. Chandra Avery, Halifax (1)
Dr. Alice Aylott, Halifax (1, 2 & 3)
Dr. Gillian Bethune, Halifax (2)
Dr. Kathy Black, Halifax (3)
Dr. Alain Blinn, Mateghan Centre (2)
Dr. Aileen Brunet, Halifax (1 & 2)
Dr. Laura Callaghan, Halifax (1)
Dr. Stacy Campbell, Halifax (2)
Dr. Clare Champoux, Antigonish (1)
Dr. Jacob Cookey, Dartmouth (1)
Dr. Jennifer Cumming, Halifax (2) 
Dr. Heather Curtis, Halifax (1)
Dr. Beata Derfalvi, Halifax (1, 2 & 3)
Dr. Sarah Dyack, Glen Haven (2)
Dr. Shannon Fitzpatrick, Halifax (1)
Dr. Satvinder Ghotra, Halifax (2)
Pamela Goulden, McGraths Cove (2)
Dr. Chris Gray, Halifax (1)
Dr. David Haase, Dartmouth (3)
Dr. Wanda Hasegawa, Halifax (1)
Dr. Nicole Herschenhous, Halifax (1)
Dr. Anita Hickey, Halifax (1 & 2)
Dr. Kristen Holm, Halifax (1)
Dr. Weei-Yuarn Huang, Halifax (3)
Dr. Abir Hussein, Yarmouth (1)
Dr. John Jenkins, Lunenburg (3)
Dr. Anne Marie Krueger-Naug, Halifax (3)
Dr. Himank Kumar, Halifax (2)
Dr. Jennie Leverman, Halifax (2)
Dr. Jillian MacCuspie, Halifax (1)
Dr. Kathleen MacPherson, Truro (2)
Anne Mahalik, Halifax (3)
Dr. Sarah Manos, Halifax (1 & 3)
Dr. David Mensink, Halifax (1)
Dr. Kate Montgomery, Halifax (1)
Dr. Matt Morgan, Halifax (1)
Dr. Laurel Murphy, Halifax (1)
Dr. Amy Nason, Halifax (1)
Dr. Angela Noble, Halifax (2)
Dr. Kathleen O'Brien, Halifax (2)
Dr. Deborah Parker, Halifax (2)
Dr. Lynette Penney, Halifax (1)
Dr. Jack Rasmussen, Halifax (2)
Dr. Susanne Retter, Halifax (1)
Dr. Andrea Rideout, Halifax (3)
Dr. Lourdes Soto-Moreno, Halifax (1)
Dr. Tania Sullivan, Antigonish (1 & 2)
Dr. Vanessa Sweet, Halifax (2)
Dr. Frances Tompkins, Dartmouth (1)
Dr. Allen Tran, Halifax (1 & 2)
Dr. Carrie-Lee Trider, Halifax (1)
Dr. Brett Vair, Halifax (3)
Dr. Michael Wadden, Kentville (2)
Dr. Jonathan Wan, Halifax (2)
Dr. Kirstin Weerdenburg, Halifax (1)
Dr. Iona Wile, Windsor (1)
Dr. Julie Williams, Halifax (1 & 3)
Dr. Tobias Witter, Halifax (2)
Dr. Heping Xu, Halifax (2)
Dr. Kenny Yee, Barrington Passage (1 & 3)
Dr. Ali Yousefi, Dartmouth (1)
Dr. Joanna Zed, Halifax (2) 







New Brunswick

Dr. Rozario Anthony, Moncton (2)
Dr. Michael Armitage, New Maryland (2)
Dr. Dylan Blacquiere, Saint John (2)
Dr. Hanif Chatur, Grafton (2)
Dr. Joanne Fellows, Saint John (1)
Dr. Kendra Gilmore, Sussex (1)
Dr. Kristen Godin, Fredericton (1)
Dr. Kate Hadley, Fredericton (1)
Dr. John Igoe, Moncton (2)
Dr. Ann Jansen, Rothesay (2)
Dr. Claudia Lamschtein, Quispamsis (1, 2 & 3)
Dr. Christos Lioupis, Moncton (1)
Dr. Joffre Munro, Rothesay (3)
Dr. Vicki Munro, Rothesay (3)
Dr. Oluwasayo Olatunde, Moncton (1 & 2)
Dr. Tamer Rizk, Saint John (2)
Dr. Anthony Rozario, Moncton (1)
Dr. Ewa Sadowska, Saint John (1)
Dr. Lisa Searle, Moncton (2) 
Dr. Katelyn Stymiest, Fredericton (1)
Dr. Will Stymiest, Fredericton (1)
Dr. Satish Toal, Saint John (1)
Dr. Allison Tompkins, Greenfield (2) 



Dr. James Andrews, BC (1)