Welcome to the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. As Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education, I am responsible for 75 residency programs and 2 Areas of Focused Competence (Diploma) programs accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the College of Family Physicians of Canada. The Faculty’s expert clinicians are also dedicated educators and researchers offering a diverse clinical experience in our 31 affiliated health care institutions and hundreds of other teaching practices across the province.
Highlights of a few of our PGME initiatives and activities are:
- The Best Practices on Admission and Selection (BPAS) report was produced and is now used by programs to re-organize their selection procedures.
- Global Health Education Initiative offers a two-year certificate program to residents to learn how expressions of health and illness are impacted by underlying determinants, critical to solving the most challenging health problems affecting individuals and communities in the city around the globe.
- The Internal Review Committee, chaired by Dr. Linda Probyn, enforces a rigorous quality assurance process on all of our residency program between on-site survey visits by the accrediting bodies for family medicine and specialty disciplines
- The Competency Based Education initiative – we are actively engaged with the RCPSC and our specialty programs to transform residency training structures and processes to focus on clinical milestones and evidence-based assessment
- The Resident Wellness Office assists our learners in optimizing their clinical performance and personal well-being. In addition, it has strengthened our partnership with the Practice Ontario program for optimal resident career planning.
- The multi-entry Clinician Investigator Program (CIP) led by Dr. Norman Rosenblum has expanded their resources to include on-line resources in research methodology, grant proposals, and presentations.
- Physician workforce planning contribution – we actively engaged in planning activities at national and provincial committees to respond to Ontario’s health care needs.
The PGME 2012-17 Strategic Plan reflects our mission to invest in priorities with our health care partners to strengthen our learner experience, engage in curricular innovation, recognize and support our clinical teachers, and foster leadership in socially responsible programming.
Glen Bandiera MD, FRCPC, MEd
Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education &
Professor, Department of Medicine