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SACME Virtual Journal Club June 2018

  • 04 Jun 2018
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Teleconference/Webinar


  • Live session and a copy of the session recording (to be emailed out after the event).
  • Access to Live Session Only

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June 4, 2018 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CDT)

Comparing and Contrasting Faculty Development and Continuing Professional Development


Ivan Silver, MD, MEd, Vice-President Education, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto

Karen Leslie MD MEd, Director of the Centre for Faculty Development, St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto


Mila Kostic, CHCP, FACEHP, Director of Continuing Medical Education Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania; Co-Director of Interprofessional Continuing Education, Penn Medicine


Faculty Development and Continuing Professional Development programs have had parallel and overlapping histories and areas of focus at medical schools in the past 50 years. During the session we will first review the history of each of these education fields and then highlight their shared elements and their differences in target audience, purpose, pedagogy and scholarship. We will then examine the opportunities for these two fields to intersect and to compliment each other to foster system change and use pooled practice and teaching evaluation data to foster performance improvement and continuing professional competence. 

Journal Club Questions:

  1. Describe three key differentiating features between faculty development and continuing professional development. What are three similar features?

  2. Faculty development and continuing professional development are often in different offices at medical schools. How would you optimally align these two fields and practices for the benefit of both?

  3. What are the opportunities for these two education fields to engage in collaborative scholarship and research?

Articles to be Reviewed: 

  1. Ng, S.L., Baker, L.R. & Leslie, K. Re-positioning faculty development as knowledge mobilization for health professions education. Perspect Med Educ 2017;6(4):273-276. 

  2. Silver I, Leslie K. Comparing and Contrasting Faculty Development and Continuing Professional Development. In: Rayburn WF, Davis D, Turco M, eds. Continuing Professional Development in Medicine and Health Care: Better Education, Better Patient Outcomes. New York: Wolters Kluwer; 2017:203-218.

  3. Davis DA, Rayburn WF, Smith GA. Continuing Professional Development for Faculty: An Elephant in the House of Academic Medicine or the Key to Future Success? Acad Med. 2017;92(8):1078-1081.
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