Education

Dr. Karen Fruetel has taken on the role of Vice-Chair, Medical Education within the Department, and is leading a new Educational Office (located on the 9th floor of the North Tower). In her new role, Dr. Fruetel will liaise closely with the CME, PGME and UME programs, as they pertain to the Department of Medicine, as well as with Dr. Marcy Minz (IMRP) and Dr. Rahim Kachra(Clinical Clerkship), to provide them with appropriate Departmental support, when needed, for these core programs. We have one of the best – if not the best – IM residency training programs in Canada, and we need to ensure that we retain this position! This new office will also ensure that Departmental members – particularly those who seek academic promotion through the educational stream – have all of their teaching activities captured in a standardized way. It will also provide mentorship around issues such as preparing a teaching dossier, reviewing teaching activities for promotion, etc. Finally, with the roll-out of competency-by-design medical education coming to Internal Medicine in July 2018, the Edcuation office will provide guidance, along with the IMRP, to members looking for advice on how this new teaching model will impact them.