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. In 2012 he was elected President of the Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME) and is currently President of the Foundation of the CAME Foundation.
Currently, his educational efforts are focused on faculty and resident development of the intrinsic CanMEDs roles, eLearning, and curriculum design. He recently 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.