QUEST Club Workshop Series

PACT – Program for Academic Clinical Teaching 

PACT – Program for Academic Clinical Teaching (QUEST Club – Intensive)

In this QUEST Club Intensive (compressed time frame), participants will:

1. Describe and compare health professions education theories and principles relevant for health professions education

2) Apply key theories and principles in health professions education to diverse clinical teaching contexts

3) Identify and develop clinical teaching approaches tailored to and suitable for intended student learning outcomes

4) Engage with a multidisciplinary and interprofessional community of practice to develop health professions education and clinical teaching competencies


McMaster University, Continuing Professional Development Program (CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide CFPC Mainpro+ and RCPSC Maintenance of Certification (MOC) study credits for Continuing Medical Education.

This activity is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by McMaster University Continuing Professional Development Program. You may claim a maximum of 4 MOC Section 1 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at

Registration Fee:

$250+ HST for external faculty or practicing professionals outside of McMaster

$50 + HST for faculty within McMaster

$25 + HST for trainees/fellows/students


📅 November 2 - December 14, 2023

7:30pm - 8:30pm EDT

November 2nd, 2023

November 16th, 2023

November 30th, 2023

December 14th, 2023

💻 Delivered Virtually (Zoom)

Overview of key milestones:

1. PACT Overview

2. Foundational Competencies

3. Principles of Teaching and Learning

4. Principles of Curriculum Development

5. Principles of Assessment and Feedback

6. Principles of Teaching in Simulation-Based Learning Contexts

7. Principles of Education Scholarship

8. Future Directions in Health Professions Education

9. Putting it all together – creating a PACT Portfolio

This QUEST Club Intensive series features asynchronous milestones & learning goals with synchronous meeting times (four 1-hour synchronous meeting times).

This workshop series target audience consists of: Nursing,  Rehabilitation Sciences,  Midwifery, Physician Assistant,  Health Professions Educators.

Conflict of Interests

The following Planning Committee Members did not declare a relationship with a FOR-PROFIT and/or NOT-FOR-PROFIT organization over the previous two years: Ruth Chen, Kristin Burrows, Sean Park, Stephen Gandza

The following Planning Committee Members have or had a relationship with a FOR-PROFIT and/or NOT-FOR-PROFIT organization over the previous two years:

Jasdeep Dhir, Canadian Physiotherapy Association, MERIT McMaster & Physician Services Inc.