An Update to Curriculum Design


Competency Based Medical Education (CBME) is an outcomes-based approach to the design, implementation, assessment and evaluation of a medical education program. Using competencies as the organizing framework, a learner-centered curriculum is designed. The American Council for Graduate Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recommend that all post-graduate training programs […]

Celebrating Excellence at CPD – 2015-2016 Award Winners


Celebrating Excellence at CPD – 2015-2016 Award Winners CPD has eight annual Awards in Continuing Education that recognize excellence in research, scholarship, innovation, teamwork and long term commitment to continuing education for faculty at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. This year seven awards were distributed. We are pleased to share the names and […]

Moving Forward: CPD 2016 Annual Report

2016 CPD Annual Report

We’re excited to share our new annual report for the 2016 academic year! This annual report presents CPD’s stories of leadership, innovations, scholarship and engagement with our community. Throughout 2016, we continued to work towards our vision of improving health through innovation in education. Some highlights include: Continued innovation through endeavours such as the Inaugural […]

Infants in Northern Canada Face the Highest Rates of Respiratory Infection in the World

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Courtesy University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine Author: Liam Mitchell Providing antibody to infants could prove lifesaving Infants in Canada’s north are facing alarming rates of respiratory infection, but providing an antibody to all infants will prevent hundreds of hospitalizations of babies in the Arctic and save hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. In […]

Dr. Monica Epelman: Radiology expert with a hands-on approach


Monica Epelman, MD, is passionate about getting the right diagnosis, and she’s spent her career in radiology finding ways to get to the bottom of every problem her little patients might face. Dr. Epelman originally intended to become a paediatrician, but decided to become a radiologist when she realized the role was “a natural fit” […]

Watch: About CPD


The Faculty of Medicine’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Office is a strategic partner in transforming healthcare in Ontario and beyond. Our mission is to improve the health of individuals and populations through the discovery, application and communication of knowledge. Over 380 courses and conferences are offered for health care professionals annually. They can learn about […]

Dr. Nicole S. Gibran: Encouraging recovery, both inside and out


Nicole S. Gibran, MD, FACS, is on a mission. She is dedicated not only to improving the lives of patients with burn injuries, but to ensuring that their interactions with the rest of the world are not plagued by shame or fear of judgement. According to Dr. Gibran, a typical narrative her patients at the […]

Dr. Abhimanyu Sud: Course director recognized for “unique and innovative program”

Dr. Abhimanyu Sud

CPD would like to congratulate Dr. Abhimanyu Sud for winning the Department of Family and Community Education (DFCM) Award of Excellence in Development and Use of Innovative Instructional Methods. Dr. Sud earned the award as director of the Safe Opioid Prescribing course hosted by the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine CPD, which was created […]

Spotlight: Dr. Ashamalla

Dr. Shady Ashamalla

Shady Ashamalla, MD, MSc, FRCSC, is breaking ground in every way possible. Using his medical education from the University of Toronto, the surgical oncologist is shortening recovery times and spreading the word about revolutionary new techniques. Dr. Ashamalla currently serves as an assistant professor and surgeon educator at his alma mater, as well as the […]



Antonio M. Lacy, MD, PhD, isn’t the kind to stick to a regular nine-to-five schedule and save teaching for the classroom. In fact, the chief of the Gastrointestinal Surgery Department at the Hospital Clinic in Barcelona is anything but ordinary. Dr. Lacy has more on his plate than most, as he is also Professor of […]