Dalhousie Medicine Certificate in Clinical Teaching (CCT)

WHO should enroll in the CCT?

Do you teach Dalhousie medical students or residents in the clinical environment? Do you want to? If yes to either of these questions, this course if for YOU!

The CCT was developed in response to the identified need to provide standardized, accessible teaching training that is relevant in the clinical context and promotes skill development for faculty, particularly those who are early in their teaching career.

The CCT is FREE and accredited for up to 45 hours!! 

WHAT topics does the CCT cover?

The CCT includes eight foundational modules plus the requirement to complete three electives (six options available). See course outline here.

Each Module contains a selection of articles, web sites, videos and podcasts related to the topic.  Each Module will include a discussion where questions are posed to the group with the intent that participants share responses; engagement in these discussions is required for successful course completion.  Each Module will include an activity and/or quiz and/or exercises.  Quizzes and exercise are shared only with Course Instructors for the purpose of providing participants with feedback where possible; there will be no grading of assignments. Some Modules ask you to seek out or share a resource you may rely on related to the Module topic.  The Intro to each Module will outline the estimated time commitment (4-9 hrs per Module).

The CCT is FREE and accredited for up to 45 hours!!

WHEN is the CCT offered?

The Dalhousie Medicine Certificate in Clinical Teaching launches October 2022 with an introductory synchronous check-in that includes our Faculty Development Directors and Managers. The course will be reoffered each fall annually with continuous improvement as prompted by participant feedback.

The entire course requires completing 11 Modules delivered over 12 months.  Content is delivered with 2 Modules opening every 2 months for participants to engage with at their own pace. Prior modules will remain accessible for the duration of the course.  Participants have 18 months from the start of the CCT to complete all requirements.

The CCT is FREE and accredited for up to 45 hours!!

WHERE is the CCT offered?

This is an online course offered via Brightspace.  Only participants and instructors in the course can access the content. Most of the content is available asynchronously allowing a self paced approach to your learning.  The content Modules will be released in pairs bi-monthly, with the expectation that participants could complete one Module a month but allowing participants to adjust for their personal schedule as invariably “life happens”.

There will be 3-4 synchronous webinars offered throughout the year, including 1 webinar offered as part of one of the elective Modules, to foster interaction and community. Attendance at webinars is highly encouraged; however, recordings will be made available to view afterward for those unable to attend live.

Synchronous drop-in sessions with Faculty Development Managers for Brightspace support and check ins with Faculty Development Directors will also be available.

The CCT is FREE and accredited for up to 45 hours!!

WHY should I complete the CCT?

Teaching - Along with increased knowledge and skill in the fundamentals of clinical teaching, you will have the opportunity to establish a community of teaching practice amongst your fellow course participants.

Recognition - You will be awarded a certificate of completion that is suitable for framing (and/or inclusion in your teaching portfolio), and a letter of recognition from your Department Head.

Convenience - You will complete the program at your own pace, at no cost to you other than your time and enthusiasm.

CME - 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 Dalhousie University Continuing Professional Development and Medical Education for up to 5.0 MAINPRO+ credits per module (up to 45.0 credits in total). As an accredited provider, Dalhousie University Continuing Professional Development and Medical Education, designates this continuing professional development activity for up to 5.0 credit hours per module (up to 45.0 credits in total) as an accredited group learning Section 1 activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

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 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found online at edhub.ama-assn.org.A statement of CME will be provided upon course completion.

HOW do I sign up?

Registration is currently full. Please email FacDev@dal.ca to be added to the waitlist.

More CCT questions:

Contact FacDev@dal.ca