Dr. Jayna Holroyd-LeducI want to start by thanking and acknowledging the hard work of all department members and trainees during these unprecedented times in medicine. Despite the current challenges within the healthcare system, the department as a whole is leading by example in terms of innovation and collaboration. We need to continue to focus on working to improve the things in our capacity to change, and not waste valuable time and energy ceaselessly striving to change things out of our control.

We have started to develop our new Department of Medicine Strategic Plan. The departmental leadership and members from the department at large came together in May at an initial planning retreat. However, there is still much work to be done, and there will be further opportunities for everyone to provide feedback on the strategic plan as it continues to develop. Please join us for the first Medicine Grand Rounds of the 2022-23 academic year on Sept 6 for an interactive session focused on developing together our strategy moving forward.

I also want to take this opportunity to welcome all our new faculty members, administrative team members, and resident trainees to the department. I look forward to meeting, working, and learning alongside you over the coming academic year. To those trainees who are leaving us for exciting opportunities in other parts of the country and beyond, I wish you all much success and career satisfaction.

– Dr. Jayna Holroyd-Leduc