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.

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. 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. The fees for the FoMD Non-credit TSP Research Certificate courses are: IDEAS Office Members $150 + GST, and Non-members $200 + GST. Please contact Dr. Carol Hodgson carol.hodgson@ualberta.ca for information related to fees.
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.

Upcoming courses

TSP 001 Introduction to Health Professions Educational Theory & Practice

This course will help to improve the curriculum for the education of trainees, staff, and faculty.

Dates: April 4 - June 20, 2019 Thursdays, 3:00-5:00 pm

If you wish to enroll in the TSP 001 course, please click on these links

Courses for 2018 / 2019

Term Course Month-Day Details Hrs Status
2018 Fall

TSP 006 Introduction to Health Professions Educational Qualitative Research

Sept. 9 - Dec 16, 2019 1 session/week,
2h sessions x 12 weeks

TSP 007 Fostering a Humanistic Approach to Clinical Teaching

(Inter-professional, Mixed-learner Level)

Sept. 19 -Dec. 19, 2019
(see schedule)
1 session/week,
2h sessions x 12 weeks

Accepting Applications

TSP 008 Writing for Success - Writing to Publish Oct. 9 - Dec. 11, 2019 1 session/week,
1h sessions x 10 weeks
10 Accepting Applications
2020 Winter TSP 005 Introduction to Quantitative Research Jan 6 - March 30, 2020 1 session/week,
2h sessions x 12 weeks

Accepting Applications

TSP 001 or equivalent required

2020 Spring TSP 001 Introduction to Health Professions Theory & Practice April - June, 2019 1 session/week,
2h sessions x 10 weeks
20 Applications open Jun 01, 2020