Resources for Lecturers

This page contains a comprehensive set of resources developed in association with UBC Faculty of Medicine lecturers to support your design and delivery of effective and engaging sessions.

Design and Deliver Effective Lectures – Module and Resources

Start with this module which covers time management, content organization, understanding the curriculum, slide design, learner engagement, and inclusive language and visuals. Information in this module is based on relevant literature on teaching principles, teacher assessment data, and interviews with medical students, experienced lecturers, and course leadership.

This module is accredited for 1.0 MOC Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) and Mainpro+ credits.  

After completing the module, we recommend:

    • exploring the Inclusive Language Guide in depth
    • downloading the PowerPoint Template to get started on your presentation
    • completing the Successful Session Checklist 
    • reviewing the Recognize and Respond to a Student in Crisis document to help support student well-being

All of the materials are linked below. 

Inclusive Language GuideUBC is committed to supporting teachers in implementing inclusive course design and teaching practices. This inclusive language guide is developed by the Office of Faculty Development & Educational Support, and the Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, and is designed to support those teaching in lecture, small group, and clinical settings.

Lecture PowerPoint Template – This is a PowerPoint that lecturers can use for lectures in Years 1 and 2 (MEDD411/412/421/422).

It contains a title slide, an editable land acknowledgement slide, a conflict of interest slide, an objective slide and the second-to-last slide in this slide deck is a reminder for students to complete their Teacher Assessment From. Feel free to include that slide in your presentation if you received notification that you lecture will be assessed this academic year – this information should be included in the confirmation email you received from the program.

Successful Session Checklist – This one page document provides tips for delivering a successful session using PowerPoint. Summarizes key points from the Design and Deliver Effective Lectures module, inlcuding slide organization, slide design, delivering an engaging session and slide submission and recording permissions.

Recognize and Respond to a Student in Crisis Created by MDUP Student Affairs and the Office of Faculty Development, this resource helps you identify and differentiate the severity of a student’s distress and enables you to guide them to the most appropriate resources and supports

Additional Materials and Resources

Year 1 & 2 Curricular Week and Week Objectives  – This document is an up-to-date list of all curricular weeks and week objectives for MEDD 411/412/421/422. If you would like a more detailed look at the sessions which cover the individual objectives, and even more specific session and activity objectives, the ‘Slide Organization – Understanding the Curriculum’ section in the ‘Design and Deliver Effective Lectures’ module contains a step-by-step guide on how to access this information in Entrada.

Course Readings to Support Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) Instruction – This document outlines how to select reading materials for your course/session.

Land Acknowledgement Resource – Doing a land/territory acknowledgement helps insert an awareness of Indigenous presence and land rights in everyday life. This quick guide describes how to create and deliver a digital land/territory acknowledgement and why it is important to promote awareness.

This resource has been created in consultation with Center for Teaching and learning (CTLT) Indigenous Initiatives and the Center for Excellence in Indigenous Health, UBC.

Living Library Catalogue – This MS Word file contains a link to and descriptions of video vignettes of real patients and caregivers (Health Mentors) talking about their health care experiences and is available for educational use. Their stories illustrate important topics in health professional education. Potential uses include: lectures, required reading, case-based learning resource, student projects. Available on Canvas using your CWL

Planetary Health Resource – The Canadian Climate Wise Team has created a repository of slides that cover many conditions and these can be freely available through the preceding link – users will only need to acknowledge the source of the slides. If applicable, please consider including one slide illustrating how the condition/topic you’re presenting intersects with planetary health/climate change. This is particularly relevant when discussing some chronic conditions.

Teaching Support

Didn’t find what you’re looking for? For one-on-one support with planning the structure of your lecture and ways to embed engagement, please contact the Faculty of Medicine Office of Faculty Development at

Technical Support

Zoom Support – This page contains links to Zoom support on key topics like getting started, testing and optimizing audio and video, screensharing, and creating and managing breakout rooms.  

Self-recordingThe Educational Technology team has created a variety of guides on how to create, edit, and deliver high-quality recordings for your teaching. Includes practical tips on getting the best sound quality for your recording. 

Educational Technology Team (EdTech)The Educational Technology Team provides support, troubleshooting, and tips & tricks for a number of different tools used within the Faculty of Medicine. You can find information on using discussion boards (Piazza), audience polling (Slido), event recording (Panopto), self-recording, and learning management systems (Canvas & Entrada). 

If you would like support with using technology for your lecture, please email EdTech at

Teacher Assessment 

Feedback to Teachers – This webpage contains information that helps faculty understand teacher assessment. You will find:


    • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) that addresses common questions Educational Leads and teachers have regarding the assessment process
    • how you can access One45 and receive reports
    • information on the Peer Support Volunteer Program for discussing feedback
    • how to request assessment or reports for promotion and advancement
    • samples of Teacher Assessment forms for faculty and residents

Assessment of Teacher by Learner Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) The Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) Program strives to provide faculty and teachers with feedback from learners on their teaching. This FAQ info sheet is for Faculty and teachers and contains common questions Educational Leads and teachers have regarding this process.

Peer Support Volunteer Program The Peer Support Volunteer Program aims to empower teachers to act on their teaching assessments to improve their teaching with the support of a peer. We are seeking both teachers who would like to act as Peer Support Volunteers AND teachers who would like to access this support.

Contact Information

If you still require assistance with your session, please do not hesitate to reach out to the appropriate Program Administrator.

Vancouver Medical Program

  Leanne Murao                  Year 1 MD Undergraduate Program         (604) 822-2422

  Dani Perez                          Year 2 MD Undergraduate Program        (604) 875-4111 ext. 69043

Island Medical Program ​ ​

  Nicole Wells                       Year 1 & 2 MD Undergraduate Program (250) 472-5522

Northern Medical Program ​ ​

  Eileen Hunsaker               Year 1 & 2 MD Undergraduate Program  (250) 960-5330

Southern Medical Program

  Wendy Milligen                 Year 1 MD Undergraduate Program        (250) 807-8437

  Shonna Malczewski         Year 2 MD Undergraduate Program        (250) 807-8371