IDEAS Office - Innovation Discovery Education And Scholarship

Teaching Scholars Program (TSP)

In 2011, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry (FoMD) introduced a new professional development opportunity, the Teaching Scholars Program (TSP). Over the past seven years, Dr. Carol Hodgson has directed the program and offered numerous TSP courses with colleagues. During that time, there have been approximately 110 participants in one or more of the TSP courses.

Courses for 2018 / 2019

Term  Course Month-Day  Details  Hrs 
2018 Fall

TSP 007 Fostering a Humanistic Approach to Clinical Teaching

(Inter-professional, Mixed-learner Level)

Oct. 25 – Dec. 13, 2018
Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
1 session/week,
2h sessions x 12 weeks
 16
  TSP 006 Introduction to Health Professions Educational Qualitative Research Sept. 18 –Dec. 4, 2018
Tuesdays, 3:00-5:00 pm
1 session/week,
2h sessions x 12 weeks
 24
  TSP 008 Writing for Success – Writing to Publish Nov. 8 – Dec. 13, 2018
Thursdays, 12:30 – 2:30 pm
1 session/week,
2h sessions x 6 weeks
 12
2019 Winter TSP 005 Introduction to Quantitative Health Professions Educational Research Jan 10 – March 28, 2019
Thursdays, 3:00-5:00 pm
1 session/week,
2h sessions x 12 weeks
 24
  TSP 002 Improving Didactic Teaching Skills Feb.18- March 11, 2019
Mondays, 3:00-5:00
1 session/week, 
2h sessions x 5 weeks
 10
2019 Spring TSP 001 Introduction to Health Professions Theory & Practice April 4 – June 20, 2019
Thursdays, 3:00-5:00 pm
1 session/week,
2h sessions x 12 weeks
 24
  TSP 003 Introduction to Assessment April 3– June 17, 2019
Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00 pm
1 session/week,
2h sessions x 10 weeks
 20

New FoMD Non-credit Certificate: Teaching Scholar Program (TSP) Health Professions Educational Research


The TSP Health Professions Educational Research Certificate will be offered after the completion of three TSP courses: TSP 001 (required) and two of the following: TSP 005, TSP 006, or TSP 009. Participants are required to register for the certificate program. The registration form can be downloaded here. Once registered, they can enroll in courses. For registrants, there will be a non-refundable $150/course fee for each course. Courses can be audited for free, but if the participant wishes to later apply for the certificate based on completion of the courses, they will have to pay a one-time fee of $750 for the certificate and pay $150 /course for any course beyond three. If someone has already completed the TSP 001 course or has a master’s degree in medical or health sciences education, they can apply that to the certificate requirement and will be only required to complete two of the research courses.
In the future, we will be offering FoMD non-credit certificates for completing different combinations of the TSP courses. There will be a small fee associated with certificate programs (cost will vary for residents / fellows and faculty / staff).
Possible TSP certificates will be:

  • Health Professions Teaching Certificate - E.g., three (3) of the following courses: TSP 001, TSP 002, TSP 003 or TSP 007.
  • Using Simulation for Teaching & Assessment - E.g., completion of TSP 001 and TSP 010.