International Faculty Development Program

The International Faculty Development Program (IFDP) is an intensive one (1) to two (2) week academic medical program for faculty members offered by the the Office of International Programs, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, at the University of Alberta. 

Program participants will have the opportunity to participate in workshops and presentations by renowned medical educators, guided visits of the University of Alberta campus, teaching hospitals and simulation labs, meetings with residents and students, and teaching-skills training related to faculty development and medical education in a broad range of fields from general medicine to residency training.

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, we anticipate tentative start dates in October 2020, with a backup date of March/April 2021. This is subject to change with local and national restrictions. 

Program Objectives:

  • Providing training and mentoring to international faculty for teaching improvement
  • Guide faculty and administration personnel in the process of program quality certification
  • Share with faculty strategies to engage students in research activities
  • Experience Canadian society and culture

Program Curriculum:

  • Welcome dinner, orientation, and graduation ceremony
  • Presentations and lectures conducted by top level medical educators and clinical doctors
  • Discovery Learning
  • Small group discussion
  • Lab observation
  • Guided visiting and observations in hospital(s)

Program Requirements:

  • Must be a faculty member, director, or manager in a medical school (or hospital linked to a medical school)
  • Teaches in clinical or medical sciences
  • Good English comprehension and communication skills
  • Canadian Entry Visa

Program Fees:

The Program fee of CDN $5,000 (one week) & $6,000 (two weeks) includes:

  • Tuition and course materials
  • Shared accommodation
  • Medical Insurance
  • All breakfast and lunches, and two dinners
  • Group airport transfer
  • Orientation and fare well events

Optional Social Activities (Rocky Mountain Trip) available for additional fees.