Dr. Puddester joined the Faculty of Medicine at uOttawa in 2000 and was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 2005. He completed a Master's of Education in 2008, with a particular focus on evaluation and curriculum design. He is a Past- President of the Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME) and Past-President of the the CAME Foundation.
He served as a Special Project Lead for Postgraduate Medical Education at uOttawa, leading innovations in multi-source feedback, competency-based education, assessment and remediation of professionalism, and learner satisfaction. The program was recognized by the 2017 Optimas Award (Gold Medal) by Workforce Magazine.
Dr. Puddester has published widely in the peer-review and open source literature. He serves on a number of editorial boards and is frequently invited by the media to unpack complex issues related to physician health and sustainability. He also co-authored the Royal College of Physician and Surgeon's of Canada Time Management Guide. Dr. Puddester is a Faculty Member of Royal College International, providing educational services across the world.
Dr. Puddester is also a certified VitalSmarts Trainer for Crucial Conversations, Crucial Confrontations, Crucial Accountability, and Influencer courses.
A passionate believer in education as emancipation, Dr. Puddester is involved in a number of scholarly projects that integrate principles of physician health into medical education and professional development.