Essential Teaching Skills (ETS) is a series of professional development workshops intended to help preceptors become better teachers. Each of the workshops are CME-certified by the Canadian College of Family Physicians (CCFP) for Mainpro credit. Each workshop consists of a four-hour face-to-face workshop with active discussion and activities, followed by a three-month reflection on practice.

To register for the workshop, contact:

Asiya Rolston
Faculty Development Coordinator
Tel: (613) 562-6335 ext. 1236


Participant Guides

The ETS participant guides are available in three formats:

We recommend that you use either the eBook or Electronic PDF format, as these versions provide active hyperlinks to all the resource material. In addition, the eBook versions includes the video clips used in the workshop.

Tutorials on how to use the iBooks app for annotating the participant guides are available at:


ETS3: Teaching Professionalism

ETS3 Teaching Professionalism Resources

Select the version of the participant guide you want:

eBook for iPad

Use this version of the participant guide if you wish to access the full functionality of the guide, including the ability to view the workshop video. This version only works on the iPad.

The eBook for the iPad is now available in the iBookstore. To download the eBook touch:

ETS3 eBook Participant Guide (March 31, 2014)

Electronic PDF

Use the PDF version if you do not have an iPad, or if you wish to use PDF annotations tools such as iAnnotate or GoodReader to make annotations on the PDF file.

Click for PDF Participant Guide (5.1 MB, 31 March 2014)

Printed PDF

Use the PDF version to print the participant guide.

Click for PDF Participant Guide (5.1 MB, 31 March 2014)

Workshop Evaluation

After you have completed the course please complete:

Workshop participant evaluation

After three months you will be invited to complete the following evaluation form:

Reflective exercise

Workshop facilitators are asked to complete:

Facilitator evaluation


If you have any general comments or questions regarding the Essential Teaching Skills program please contact the Director of Faculty Development: Dr. Deidre Young (


Department of Family Medicine