Certificate Program

Faculty Development

Educational Development Certificate Program


Faculty who are interested in improving their understanding of teaching and learning, and in acquiring advanced educational skills are invited to pursue the Educational Development Certificate. Those faculty who complete ten (10) institutional faculty development sessions over 2 consecutive academic years will receive a certificate of completion by signing-up for the program here during the enrollment period. Faculty can pursue a general education certificate or a certificate in a particular focus area as listed below. After reviewing the requirements in detail and deciding on the type of certificate, faculty enroll in the Educational Development Certificate Program starting July 1 as a new cohort. Registration for the 2022-2024 cohort will open July 1, 2022 – August 30th, 2022. Certificates can be added to faculty educational portfolios. This certification will serve as documentation of self-motivated learning for consideration at annual evaluations and during the promotion/tenure process.

Focused Certificate Information

To access the recorded electives listed under each focus area, please review the upcoming sessions and recorded events page to view the current schedule and recordings of previous sessions. Regularly visit this page for updated lectures dates.

To earn a focused certificate, 6 of the 10 sessions must be in the focus area – (4 core topics and 2 electives). The other 4 sessions can be in any area.

Focus Area

Teaching Skills

Core Topics
  • Evaluation and Feedback
  • Giving an Effective Presentation
  • Small Group Teaching
  • Teaching Under Time Constraints
Recorded Electives
  • Aims-Goals-Objectives: Is your program aligned?
  • Competency Based Assessment
  • Creating Podcasts in Medical Education (not a recording)
  • Designing and delivering escape rooms to leverage creative collaboration
  • Expanding Simulation in Medical Education
  • Giving an Oscar-worthy PowerPoint
  • Narrative Evaluations
  • Optimizing Media in Med Ed Presentations
  • Social Media in Medical Education
  • The Learner with Difficulty
  • The scores are dropping, now what? Helping learners with test-taking difficulty
  • Translational Research for Medical Education Scholarship
  • Zooming into Residency: Virtual interviews during the time of COVID-19 (& Beyond)

Focus Area

Diversity and Inclusion

Core Topics
  • Crucial Conversations in Healthcare
  • Cultural Humility
  • Health Equity
  • Implicit Bias in Healthcare
Recorded Electives
  • Certificate in Multicultural Mentoring (not a recording)
  • Micro-aggressions or Mistreatment? Addressing Discrimination in the Educational Setting?
  • Should we be treating everyone the same? Identifying and addressing health care disparities in our clinical learning environments

Focus Area


Core Topics
  • Curriculum Development in Physician Well-being: What's the Process?
  • Landscape of Physician Well-being
  • Successful Individual Strategies to Work/Life Balance
  • Understanding Resilience and Teaching it Through a Systems Lens
Recorded Electives
  • COVID-19 Denialism, Righteous Anger, and Post- Traumatic Growth: Managing Existential Crises in the Practice of Medicine
  • Mindfulness
  • Promoting Clinician Resilience and Well-being
  • Promoting Resident Wellness
  • Resident Well-Being: Trainee Burnout - Prevalence, Progression, and Recovery

General Certificate Information

Participants may choose to earn a general certificate instead of an area of focus certificate.

To complete a general certificate: Complete 10 faculty development sessions (in any topic provided) and corresponding quizzes over 2 consecutive academic years.

All Certificates

For all certificates, 6 sessions must be live (in person), live video conferenced or livestream. Up to 4 of the 10 sessions may be completed by watching previously recorded events and completing corresponding quizzes.

  • Livestream participation will count towards live attendance if the participant completes the sign-in process. After accessing the Livestream link, participants must sign in by clicking the "Ask a question” bubble on the bottom-right hand side of the screen and entering their name and department.

To ensure you receive credit for the faculty development sessions you participate in, please do the following:

  1. Register for upcoming events via the faculty development registration page link on the upcoming sessions and recorded events page.
  2. Attend the session
  3. Complete the seminar quiz at the end of the session, or within 4 weeks of the session. The quiz link will be e-mailed to seminar participants within 48 hours after the session. You may also return to the upcoming sessions and recorded events page and select the quiz link of the recorded event. All quizzes are graded automatically upon submission. Individuals with a passing grade of 80% or more, receive CME and certificate session credit.
  4. The Office of Educational Affairs will monitor faculty development session attendances and quiz completions; and provide faculty members who complete the required number of live and recorded events with a certificate.