Professionalism and Practice Program

We can provide the essential support and content you need to learn about medical professionalism.

Each year representatives from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario travel across the province to support undergraduate medical education faculties. We do this by working collaboratively with students and faculty to deliver presentations on a variety of professionalism topics. We know that medical students want interactive tools to help them learn about professional expectations. The CPSO is an important resource for students because our regulatory role gives us full access to the real-life trends and challenges that physicians’ face in practice. We’re committed to providing students with useful guidance as they transition from learner to professional.

The Program

We provide:

  •  Curriculum development and support
  •  CPSO spokespeople to deliver or co-teach education sessions
  •  A key CPSO contact for advice on policies and positions
  •  Engaging case studies and modules on key topics

Key topics:

  • Medical Professionalism
  • Medical Regulation and the CPSO
  • Medico-legal concepts
  • Medical records
  • Social Media
  • Mandatory Reporting
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Boundaries and Sexual Abuse
  • Physician and Patient Rights
  • Blood Borne Viruses


We’ve developed the following downloadable modules on key professionalism topics. Our modules are fully customizable and include PowerPoint presentations, case studies, relevant CanMEDs competencies and supporting materials on each topic. Click on one of the following images to download the module package. Additional modules on the remaining key topics will be added to this site as they are completed.

Contact Us

We welcome students and faculty to contact us if they’d like to book a CPSO speaker, further discuss a professionalism topic or provide suggestions for future modules. Contact us at: or toll free at 1-800-268-7096 ext. 552 or 765.