Faculty Role Descriptions in the MD Program (2021/22 Academic Year)

Academic Coach – 133 in London, 38 in Windsor

A faculty member who has a key role in the support of student success in learning. The faculty member meets regularly (minimum monthly) with individual students to review their academic progress throughout the year. Academic coaches are not meant to provide career coaching. The academic coaches will be given pathways to access resources to direct students with non-academic issues.

  • Duration: monthly through the year; 1:1 relationship with 1 student from each of the Meds2023 and Meds 2024 classes
  • MD Program Equivalent Teaching Hours: 20 plus 5 hours preparation time

Case of the Week Process Facilitator – 20 in London, 8 in Windsor

A faculty member who meets weekly with 2 small groups of 6-7 students to guide them through their analysis and decision making around the Case(s) of the Week.  The faculty member is an expert facilitator not a content expert and ensures appropriate collaborative team growth over the course of the semester. Students present a case and Facilitator provides verbal feedback. 

  • Duration: Time commitment is 6 weeks for one hour each.
  • Dates: Mondays Sept. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, Nov. 8, and 29
  • MD Program Equivalent Teaching Hours: 6-8 hours plus 6-8 hours prep time

Integrative Small Group Facilitator – 44 in London, 12 in Windsor

A faculty member from any discipline who meets weekly with a group of 6 students over a semester to explore the full context of medicine (for example: ethics, social determinants of health, epidemiology, health care systems). The faculty member is an expert facilitator not a content expert. The students are expected to come prepared and to take responsibility for running the sessions. Sessions will be scheduled between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday. Facilitators will be required to review 1 student self-assessment, 2 formative assessments (early and mid-term), 1 final summative assessment and a group presentation assessment.

  • Duration: 15-18 weeks/semester, 2.5 hours weekly
  • MD Program Equivalent Teaching Hours: 30-36 hours per semester plus 20 hours prep time

Discipline Specific Small Group Facilitator – 20 in London, 6 in Windsor

This is a faculty member who meets with a group of 12-18 students for 3 or 4 sessions that explore discipline specific content and is recruited by the discipline lead rather than UME (e.g. Cardiology). The faculty member is an expert facilitator but also familiar with the discipline. While students are expected to come prepared and actively participate, the faculty member has a role in clarifying concepts. Faculty members may be asked to facilitate these sessions for 2 groups. These sessions could be scheduled any time between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday.

  • Duration: 3-4 weeks at a time; 2-4 hours weekly
  • MD Program Equivalent Teaching Hours: 2 hours per session plus 1 hour of prep time

Professionalism Career & Wellness (PCW) Small Group Facilitator (Year 3-4)
– 26 in London, 12 in Windsor

A faculty member who guides a group of 5-8 students through years three and four of the longitudinal course supporting non-medical skills development of professional identity, personal wellness, and career success. Facilitators are expected to meet face-to-face with their student groups twice a year to facilitate case presentations and discussion. In addition, facilitators will review and provide feedback on student journals, personal statement and CV

  • Duration: Two-year commitment; 30-35 hours per year

Professionalism Career & Wellness (PCW) Reflection Grades (Year 1 or 2) – 20-30

A faculty member who provides written narrative feedback on 4-10 student reflections, twice per year (December and May) The reflections should focus on a meaningful topic from within the PCW course and can be submitted in any format.

  • Duration: 4-20 hours/year

Faculty Grader 

A faculty member / resident subject matter expert who assists Course Chairs with grading student assessments.

  • Duration: Variable; will be an ongoing need
  • Teaching credit total per assessment: calculated on a case-by-case basis

Clinical Skills Facilitator Year 1 – 44 in London, 12 in Windsor

A faculty member who works alone or with a partner with a small group of students to develop their clinical skills in history taking and physical examination over either the fall or winter semester.

  • Duration: 16-18 weeks per semester
  • MD Program Equivalent Teaching Hours: 30-45 hours per semester plus 15 hours prep time

Clinical Skills Facilitator Year 2 – 44 in London, 12 in Windsor

A faculty member who works alone or with a partner with a small group of students to develop their discipline specific clinical skills in history taking and physical examination during Principles of Medicine II.

  • Duration: Variable (likely 4-6 weeks per discipline)
  • MD Program Equivalent Teaching Hours: 6-10 hours per discipline plus 5 hours prep time