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Academic Focus

Teaching and clinical care

Clinical Care EFT


Teaching EFT


Formal Teaching (teaching outside clinical care): 40-50 hours per year; multiple teaching levels; significant presence in undergraduate (UG) medical education

Example of formal teaching: All elements of pre-clerkship and clerkship MD curriculum, including seminars, lectures and examinations; participation in postgraduate (PG) academic half-day/other educational programs; continuing education (CE)

Scholarly Activities EFT (#CPAs & Research; not involving clinical activities or teaching)


Example of scholarship: Contributions to #CPAs and/or education (e.g. curriculum development)

Administrative Service (hospital, department, university)

Clinical faculty members are expected to contribute 5 to 10% of their time to service to the hospital, department and/or university. Service to the university includes activities such as serving on committees, grant review panels, work with national societies or the Royal College, etc.) that does not directly benefit the individual.


CPA is a broad term that refers to:

  1. Contributions to the Development of Professional Practices, e.g., health policy development, regulatory committees, setting of standards;
  2. Exemplary Professional Practice, e.g., teaching techniques, educational innovations, curriculum development, models of care innovations (e.g. role of EMR prompts, standardized pathways, pre-printed patient ‘order sets’, on quality and safety of inpatient care or resident experience); leadership in development of professional practice (e.g. tools to enhance physician communication, professionalism); and
  3. Professional Innovation and Creative Excellence, e.g., patient videos, curriculum innovations, use of digital technologies or other devices to improve care and outcomes


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