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.  


Upcoming Courses: 

Educating for Medical Professionalism and Wellness

February 1-March 8, 2022 | More information here 

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.


Creating a Healthy Learning Environment  

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

  • Describe the learning environment and how faculty can positively influence it.
  • Be able to demonstrate how the learning environment is linked to student and faculty wellness.
  • Develop approaches to supporting student wellness.
  • Explain what is meant by student mistreatment, how it occurs and what can be done about it in relation to its impact on the learning environment

A Practical Approach to Teaching During COVID

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).

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.

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. A. Gabriel Anjorin, Bridgewater (3)
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 & 3)
Dr. Beata Derfalvi, Halifax (1, 2 & 3)
Dr. Santokh Dhillon, Halifax (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. Luke Harnish, Hubbards (3)
Dr. Wanda Hasegawa, Halifax (1)
Dr. Nicole Herschenhous, Halifax (1)
Dr. Anita Hickey, Halifax (1 & 2)
Dr. Kristen Holm, Halifax (1 & 3)
Dr. Weei-Yuarn Huang, Halifax (3)
Dr. Abir Hussein, Yarmouth (1)
Dr. John Jenkins, Lunenburg (3)
Dr. Anne Marie Krueger-Naug, Halifax (3)
Dr. Tracy Kok, 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. Leanne McCarthy, Halifax (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. Elizabeth Randle, Halifax (3)
Dr. Jack Rasmussen, Halifax (2)
Dr. Susanne Retter, Halifax (1)
Dr. Andrea Rideout, Halifax (3)
Dr. Parvinder Sodhi, 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. Zenovia Ursuliak, Hubbards (3)
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. Drew Yamada, Halifax (3)
Dr. Kenny Yee, Barrington Passage (1 & 3)
Dr. Ali Yousefi, Dartmouth (1)
Dr. Joanna Zed, Halifax (2) 
Dr. Suzanne Zinck, Halifax (3)







New Brunswick

Dr. Rozario Anthony, Moncton (2)
Dr. Michael Armitage, New Maryland (2)
Dr. Dylan Blacquiere, Saint John (2)
Dr. Amy Brennan, Moncton (3)
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. Erica Holloway, Hanwell (3)
Dr. John Igoe, Moncton (2)
Dr. Ann Jansen, Rothesay (2)
Dr. Claudia Lamschtein, Quispamsis (1, 2 & 3)
Dr. Christos Lioupis, Moncton (1)
Dr. Emily Love, Saint John (3)
Dr. Joffre Munro, Rothesay (3)
Dr. Vicki Munro, Rothesay (3)
Dr. Oluwasayo Olatunde, Moncton (1, 2 & 3)
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)