The Centre for Faculty Development (CFD), the University of Toronto Postgraduate Medical Education and Continuous Professional Development, and Program in Health, Arts and Humanities (HAH) are excited to announce the launch of Writing for Healthcare Practitioners: Creation, Reflection, and Practice with Damian Tarnopolsky!

For more information and to register, please visit: https://cfd.utoronto.ca/fostering/. Registration closes on March 20, 2019.

This program aims to meet the needs of healthcare practitioners seeking to explore creative and reflective writing, as well as those looking to inform their professional practice with narrative approaches to health and medicine.

The course will begin by introducing the elements of writing practice and the essentials of close reading, to be applied with greater focus and depth as the workshop goes on. We will read a selection of published works relating to health and the body, including short stories, memoir, and drama, and discuss what they offer to us as models. Guest speakers will offer theoretical/practical/creative perspectives on additional genres, such as poetry and non-fiction.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We hope that you will consider joining us for this exciting learning opportunity and please share this announcement widely with your networks.

With many thanks,


Farah Friesen, MI
Education Knowledge Broker & Program Coordinator
Centre for Faculty Development
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto at St. Michael’s Hospital
Li Ka Shing International Healthcare Education Centre
30 Bond Street, LKSKI Building, 4th Floor
Toronto, Ontario, M5B 1W8
T:416-864-6060 ext. 77416