Associate Dean Welcome

Vernon Curran

Welcome to the Office of Professional and Educational Development (OPED), Faculty of Medicine. We enable lifelong learners to achieve their full potential and maximize their positive impact on the health and wellness of the communities they serve.  Our office is dedicated to the professional development of our faculty, health professionals, staff and students, and advancing educational scholarship along the continuum of health sciences education.

As one of Canada‚Äôs leaders in the use of distance and digital learning to meet the professional development needs of our rural and remote health workforce, OPED is committed to innovative educational methods and technologies to provide accessible and interactive lifelong learning opportunities.  Our Office is recognized as an innovator in research and educational scholarship to advance best practices in professional development, evaluation and assessment in health sciences education.  These achievements have been recognized through both national and international awards acknowledging our leadership in innovation and scholarship.

Through partnerships and collaboration with a variety of disciplines, divisions and units across the Faculty of Medicine, and externally with other key stakeholders, OPED strives to meet the needs of all learners and the communities we serve.  The OPED team includes passionate educators and staff with expertise in health professions education and educational scholarship support services.

As we move forward, we strive to build a culture focused on excellence, educational scholarship and innovation. If you are here to explore learning opportunities, I encourage you to learn more about our upcoming professional development programs.

Please reach out to our Office for further information on the programs and services we provide.

Vernon Curran, MEd, PhD
Associate Dean of Educational Development
Faculty of Medicine