Medical Education Fellowship

The Medical Education Fellowship is a rigorous advanced professional development program intended to strengthen the practice of medical education by developing leadership, teaching, curriculum design and education research skills of practitioners.

Program Objectives

By the end of the program learners will be able to:

  • Recognize social, political and scientific forces that influence the medical education system within the ever changing health care setting
  • Effectively apply the principles of education when teaching in a classroom or a clinical setting
  • Design effective and innovative inter-professional educational programs in a scholarly manner
  • Select and implement comprehensive evaluation techniques linking education to health care professionals' performance and patient outcomes
  • Implement assessment methods for meaningful formative and summative feedback to faculty and students
  • Apply the principles of leadership and management as they relate to the medical education setting
  • Appraise the scholarly literature of general education and medical education
  • Apply skills and appropriate use of educational technology

Target Audience

Current or prospective faculty members from any recognized health care profession or specialty who are practicing in their fields

Program Length

This program can be completed in one year full time


Successful completion of the program leads to a Departmental Certificate of Completion issued by the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto.

Fellows are evaluated on each component on a pass / fail basis. There is no terminal examination or thesis. All components must be passed.

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Program Requirements

The academic content of the Medical Education Fellowship consists of core courses, experiential practicum learning and additional selective courses and scholarly activities.

Successful completion of the Medical Education Fellowship necessitates completion of the requirements outlined below to the satisfaction of the Program Director.

Regular Meetings with the Program Director

Full-time Fellows will be expected to meet with the Program Director within 1-2 months of beginning their program and approximately every 3 months thereafter to review their progress and objectives. Part-time Fellows are expected to meet with the Program Director every 6-12 months.

Required Courses

  • FD07: Teaching & Learning in the Health Professions (A): Principles and Theories
  • FD08: Teaching & Learning in the Health Professions (B): Practical Issues and Approaches 

One (1) pair of Medical Education courses selected from the list below and approved in advance by the Program Director.

  • FD09: Continuing Education in Health Professions
  • FD11: Continuing Education - Planning, Management and Evaluation


  • FD14: Curriculum Foundations in Field-based Education
  • FD15: Assessment and Evaluation Issues in Field-based Education

Required Practica

  • FD90: Education/Teaching Practicum 
  • FD91: Research/Creative Professional Activity 

Selective Courses

  • Four (4) elective courses from the AFGS course menu
  • Other courses (optional)