The Office of Professional Development (OPD) is committed to providing leadership in education for physicians, other health care providers and the community to assist them in providing excellence in health care. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) combines service provision within a framework of academic and scholarly work.
OPD is also involved in several research and development initiatives that will broaden our service offerings, and enable us to continue to support our audience in their educational needs. These include:
- distributed medical education;
- needs assessments;
- family practice skills enhancement;
- faculty development for International Medical Graduates (IMG)/Family Practice (FP) preceptors;
- IMG assessment tools;
- and improving patient health care and reduction of wait times of patients.
These initiatives are being realized with provincial and federal governments, health care organizations and pharmaceutical companies.