Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Medicine (2017/2018)
7 Continuing Professional Development

The Faculty of Medicine's Office of Professional Development (OPD) is a university-accredited provider of continuing professional development (CPD) for healthcare professionals and faculty as designated by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME). Such designation allows OPD to accredit Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) and College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) CPD programs, by following accreditation guidelines set forth by the two colleges. OPD offers a breadth of professional development and faculty development programming each year which addresses the needs of faculty and healthcare professionals who practice in both urban and rural communities across Newfoundland and Labrador, nationally and internationally. Programs are offered in a variety of formats, including: live/face-to-face; online/distance; discipline rounds; and educational assessment, retraining and traineeship experiences. OPD also offers professional development certificate programs in a variety of program areas that address the various competencies of the CanMEDS and CanMEDS-Family Medicine frameworks.

  1. The Office of Professional Development (OPD) offers a variety of accredited continuing professional development (CPD) and faculty development programs in partnership with Faculty of Medicine Disciplines and Divisions, and other community partners. Participants interested in registering for OPD programs or further information on services are advised to consult the OPD website at www.med.mun.ca/opd, or contact the Office by email at pdmed@mun.ca, or by telephone at (709) 864-3358.

  2. The Certificate in Medical Teaching is a ten-month course offered on-site and online that introduces participants to fundamental concepts, principles and theories of teaching and learning in medical education settings. Participants are required to complete a Medical Education Project and submit a final report to meet program requirements.

  3. The Physician Management & Leadership Program is a ten module accredited certificate program combining on-site and online learning, and designed to prepare physicians (and other healthcare professionals working in medical administration) to become effective leaders and managers. The program has been developed collaboratively by Office of Professional Development (OPD) and the Faculty of Business Administration (Gardiner Centre). Participants are required to complete a series of reflective assessment activities to meet program requirements.