Health Professions Education Scholarship

Teaching Scholars Program Three-Year Plan

Since 2013, there has been a new Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry (FoMD) Teaching Scholars Program (TSP). TSP is now the umbrella program with multiple shorter courses within, which more closely follow the University of Alberta course calendar. In addition, the courses are being submitted for review as elective courses in the Faculty of Education’s Master of Health Professions Education program. Seven courses are currently planned for the new FoMD Teaching Scholars Program (see below) which covers three of the five domains developed by the Academy of Medical Educators in Great Britain. These domains are: (1) Design and Planning of Learning Activities; (2) Educational Research and Evidence-based Practice; and (3) Teaching and Supporting of Learners.

We will consider developing additional TSP courses that meet the standards for other domains (such as Assessment & Feedback to Learners and Educational Management and Leadership) given a FoMD identified need or interest.

Faculty members who complete a minimum of three TSP courses will receive a TSP Level 1 Certificate. Faculty members who complete all seven courses will receive a TSP Level 2 Certificate. Please see the attached document for more details about the new Teaching Scholars Program.

The first new course (TSP 001) was offered in spring 2013. In the future, this course will be offered in the fall. Please see the figure below for a sample three-year curricular plan for the new Teaching Scholars Program.


Teaching Scholars Program Three-Year Plan*

Fall
2012
Winter
2013
Summer
2013
Fall
2013
Winter
2014
Summer 2014
Fall
2014
Winter
2015
Summer
2015
 TSP 007
 TSP 004
 TSP 007
 TSP 004
 TSP 001
 TSP 002
 TSP004
  TSP 001      TSP 002
   TSP 005
 TSP 006
 

*Sample schedule of courses from the first year of the program


Teaching Scholars Courses

Course #
Course Title
Course Duration
TSP 001 Introduction to Health Professions Theory & Practice 1 session/week, 3 hrs/session x 10 weeks
TSP 002 Introduction to Health Professions Research
(prerequisite TSP 001)
1 session/week, 3 hrs/session x 12 weeks
TSP 003 Using a Humanistic Approach to Teaching 1 session/week, 3 hrs/session x 10 weeks
TSP 004 Writing a Successful Health Professions Grant Application 5 session/week, 6 hrs/session x 1 week
TSP 005 Advanced Health Professions Research
(prerequisite TSP 002)
1 session/week, 3 hours/session x 12 weeks
TSP 006 Improving Didactic Teaching Skills
(includes peer review of teaching)
1 session/week, 3 hours/session x 10 weeks
TSP 007 Special Electives Varies by Course


TSP Director: Carol Hodgson, PhD - carol.hodgson@ualberta.ca
TSP Associate Director: Pamela Brett-MacLean, PhD - pbrett@ualberta.ca
TSP Clinical Adviser: Tracey Hillier, MD, CCFP, FRCPC - thillier@ualberta.ca