Education Committee

Purpose

To advise the Department of Medicine Chair on the investment of resources and the educational challenges, opportunities and priorities for the future. The committee is chaired by the Vice-Chair, Education.

Mandate

To engage in ongoing, high level discussions about the educational goals of the department and to bring leadership for all levels of medical education—from the first year of medical school to the final year of fellowship—together to help shape the environment for education in the department, at the Faculty of Medicine, and in the various healthcare facilities in the University of Toronto system. To advocate for the needs of learners—and by extension, our patients—in order to foster educational innovations that address important issues confronting society.

Meetings

Once monthly during the regular academic year (September-June). Additional meetings of subcommittees and working groups may be necessary with periodic reports to the Education Executive Committee.

Membership

In addition to senior administrative representation, faculty representatives from the entire spectrum of the department’s education mission—from undergraduate medical education to postgraduate education and continuing professional development—as well as the different sites involved in the department’s educational efforts, are present on the committee.

 

Name

Position

Division

Site

Arno K. Kumagai Vice Chair, Education Endocrinology Women’s College Hospital
Ryan Brydges, Ph.D. Education Scientist Wilson Centre UHN - Toronto General Hospital
Luke Devine

Program Director, UGME

General Internal Medicine Sinai Health System - Mount Sinai Hospital
Shiphra Ginsburg Director, Education Scholarship Respirology Sinai Health System - Mount Sinai Hospital
Jeannette Goguen Program Director, Internal Medicine Core Endocrinology St. Michael’s Hospital

Sawan Tate

Projects Coordinator, Specialty Programs N/A Department of Medicine
Cheryl Jaigobin Director, Fellowship Programs Neurology UHN - Toronto General Hospital
Dawn Lim Standing Member Emergency Medicine UHN - Toronto General Hospital 
Heather McDonald-Blumer

Department Division Director, Rheumatology

Lead, Competence By Design

Rheumatology Sinai Health System - Mount Sinai Hospital
Umberin Najeeb Co-Director, Master Teacher Program General Internal Medicine

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Danny Panisko

Co-Director, Master Teacher Program

General Internal Medicine Sinai Health System - Mount Sinai Hospital
Lisa Richardson

Vice-Chair, Culture & Inclusion

General Internal Medicine UHN - Toronto Western Hospital
Martin Schreiber Co-Director Lead, Faculty Development Nephrology St. Michael's Hospital 
Asia Ferrara Postgraduate Program Coordinator, Admin Lead EEC N/A Department of Medicine
Brian Wong Director, Continuing Education & Quality Improvement General Internal Medicine Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre