CPD Scholarship

The Office of Continuing Professional Development at the Faculty of Medicine is a key player in transforming Canadian healthcare and a global leader in continuing healthcare education research. Our research and scholarship programs aim to strengthen the linkages between CPD and knowledge translation, quality improvement, and patient safety.

The Office of CPD promotes research and scholarship through faculty CPD Research and Development Grants, Education Research-Scholarship Grants and Continuing Education Awards.

Five CPD Must Reads

  1. Effectiveness of continuing medical education.

    Evid Rep Technol Assess (Full Rep). 2007 Jan;(149):1-69. Review.
    PMID: 17764217
  2. Twenty predictions for the future of CPD: implications of the shift from the update model to improving clinical practice.

    J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2012 Summer;32(3):151-2. doi: 10.1002/chp.21139. No abstract available.
    PMID: 23008076
  3. Continuing medical education and quality improvement: a match made in heaven?

    Ann Intern Med. 2012 Feb 21;156(4):305-8. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-156-4-201202210-00008.
    PMID: 22351715
  4. (Mis)perceptions of continuing education: insights from knowledge translation, quality improvement, and patient safety leaders.

    J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2013 Spring;33(2):81-8. doi: 10.1002/chp.21169.
    PMID: 23775908

  5. Achieving desired results and improved outcomes: integrating planning and assessment throughout learning activities.

    J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2009 Winter;29(1):1-15. doi: 10.1002/chp.20001.

Key Scholarship Resources

Awards & Fellowships

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. View last years awards winners.

Click on the name of the award to learn more.

Awards Deadline

Deadline for nominations for the previous academic year is November 30 (If November 30 falls on a weekend the deadline will be the following working day).

Awards Eligibility

  • All faculty affiliated with U of T Faculty of Medicine are eligible for consideration.
  • Awards are in recognition of U of T accredited Continuing Education courses only.
  • An individual who has been previously nominated and has not won an award remains eligible in a succeeding year. A new submission is required.
  • An individual will not normally be considered for an award if he or she has won the award in the previous five years. They are however eligible to apply in another category.


Vashty Hawkins
(416) 946-7903

CPD R&D Grants

Research & Development grants are intended to support projects that directly relate to the planning, implementation, delivery and evaluation of continuing education for health professionals. Up to $5000 may be awarded.

View More Information on CPD Grants