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MESSAGE FROM THE DEPARTMENT HEAD
Welcome to spring everyone! After a long winter, I hope everyone will take advantage of the increasing hours of daylight and the milder temperatures to get outside and let nature help rejuvenate your minds, bodies and spirits.
I want to congratulate all department members for what has been a productive academic year. We have continued to face the many clinical challenges that the pandemic has brought, while moving forward to achieve success across the CARE pillars of academic medicine. Please plan to come celebrate with your colleagues at the DOM Virtual Annual Awards celebration on April 8.
After many delays caused by the pandemic, the Department will begin the process of developing a new Strategic Plan to help us achieve our mission to equitably advance health and wellness by cultivating a community of diverse physicians who lead through care delivery, discovery, innovation, education, and knowledge implementation. Please stay tuned for opportunities to participate in the process.
I encourage you to review the spring newsletter for some departmental highlights and important announcements.
– Dr. Jayna Holroyd-Leduc
MESSAGE FROM THE DEPARTMENT MANAGER
What a busy few months! It was great to have so many of you participate in our February Healthy Hearts Challenge, it definitely helped me get outside and moving more than usual. Personally I am happy to say goodbye to the cold weather and hello to Spring!
Our education teams have been busy with CaRMS and Accreditation preparations. We are eagerly looking forward to match day to find out who will be joining us here in Calgary this summer. Our administrative teams continue to work hard, they are formally moving to their new models of working, with hybrid arrangements for many, beginning April 18th. Our 9th floor space will also be working in a hybrid onsite model and we have developed plans so that there is consistently team members on site should you need anything from the team in person.
Wave 4 of Connect Care is coming quickly, as we approach launch date in late May. This is an exciting time and despite the long hours ahead for those involved with launch it is a major step along the path towards a provincial clinical information system.
You will have all heard the recent news of Dr. Verna Yiu’s departure from the role of CEO, and many are struggling with this news. She lead with compassion and integrity and no doubt will be missed in that role.
As always, please reach out to me with any questions or concerns. I am wishing you all a Happy Spring.
– Allison Mirotchnik
MEDICAL GRAND ROUNDS
“Human Biomedical Research in the Third Dimension”
Dr. Mark Gillrie
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
8:00 am – 9:00 am
All health providers & learners welcome, but registration is required.
DEPUTY ZONE CLINICAL DEPARTMENT HEAD
Close Date: May 26, 2022
IMRP ASSOCIATE PROGRAM DIRECTOR, PLC
Scope: Academic, Administration
Close Date: June 1, 2022
NEW RECRUITMENT & FINANCE ASSISTANT
The Department of Medicine and is pleased to announce that Eva Khondaker will be taking on the role of Recruitment & Finance Assistant as of May 9, 2022.
Eva is graduating with a Medical degree from UMHS (University of Medicine and Health Sciences) in June 2022. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta majoring in Biological Science and minor in Classics. Eva is also a published co-author of a Medical Ethics and Biostatistics textbook specifically for students preparing for the USMLE exams.
In her spare time Eva is currently a Podcast host on ITB (Inside the boards), largest medical podcast network in the US. She also loves to dance (trained classical Kathak dancer), loves the gym and all things sci-fi/fantasy related. Her dog Quincy, a golden retriever loves hiking and playing fetch.
NEW ASSOCIATE PROGRAM DIRECTOR, SHC
The Department of Medicine and the IMRP are pleased to announce that Dr. Jolene Haws will be taking on the role of Associate Program Director for the IMRP at South Health Campus as of June 1, 2022. In this new role, Dr. Haws will provide site-specific leadership to the IMRP at the SHC while providing leadership regarding supervision, scheduling and mentorship of residents within the PGY-4 program of the IMRP.
Dr. Haws is a Clinical Lecturer in the division of GIM and the Department of Medicine site lead for South Health Campus hospital. Dr. Haws completed a fellowship in simulation-based medical education at the KidSIM program in Calgary and has a special interest in medical education. In addition, Dr. Haws has two children, Elliot age 6 and Charlie age 3 that both keep her busy! Please join us in welcoming Dr. Jolene Haws into her new leadership role.
NEW TEAM LEAD, POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION
The Department of Medicine is pleased to announce a change to our Education Team. Stacey Dickinson has been promoted to Team Lead, Postgraduate Education from her former position of Team Lead, IMRP. This change allows us to bring all the Program Administrators (IMRP and specialties) together reporting to a single Team Lead. We hope this change will help create a high performing team environment and enable superior coverage for vacations.
Stacey has been working in Post Graduate Medical Education for 10 years, with the last 5 years in IMRP. She is passionate about medical education and believes that Program Administrators are an integral part of that. “It is very satisfying contributing to resident learning and seeing them become successful physicians and sometimes even Program Directors”. Her cat Zero is her home office buddy and is very needy – Zero doesn’t like being too far away from Stacey. Stacey is a rocket launch and space geek, and loves The Calgary Flames, trashy Netflix TV and playing Mario Golf with her family. Join us in congratulating Stacey into her new role.