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The following boards and committees are organized by the PGME Office. Each board or committee section contains information pertaining to meeting dates, reference materials as well as agendas and minutes.

The Board of Examiners (BOE-PG) is a committee of faculty and residents appointed by the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. At the request of the Program Director and Vice Dean, Post MD Education, the BOE-PG reviews the cases of residents in academic difficulty and determines the appropriate course(s) of action, which may include remediation, remediation with probation, probation or suspension and dismissal.

The BOE-PG committee meets on a monthly basis usually on the last Friday of each month. A Program Director who would like to bring forward a case to be considered by the committee must notify PGME approximately 4 weeks in advance of the BOE meeting date in the month they wish to bring forward a case (Please see BOE Meeting schedule for deadline dates).

Meeting Dates

Please see below the BOE-PG meeting dates for the 2015-16 academic year, or download the BOE-PG Meeting Date Calendar (.pdf)

Meeting Date Deadline for submitting ITERs for report Deadline for submitting DRAFT report Deadline for submitting FINAL report
July 29, 2016 Fri Jul 8 Wed Jul 13 Wed Jul 20
August 26, 2016 Fri Aug 5 Wed Aug 10 Wed Aug 17
September 23, 2016 Fri Sep 2 Wed Sep 7 Wed Sep 14
October 28, 2016 Fri Oct 7 Wed Oct 12 Wed Oct 19
November 25, 2016 Fri Nov 4 Wed Nov 9 Wed Nov 16
December 16, 2016 Fri Nov 25 Wed Nov 30 Wed Dec 7
January 27, 2017 Fri Jan 6 Wed Jan 11 Wed Jan 18
February 24, 2017 Fri Feb 3 Wed Feb 8 Wed Feb 15
March 31, 2017 Fri Mar 10 Wed Mar 15 Wed Mar 22
April 28, 2017 Fri Apr 7 Wed Apr 12 Wed Apr 19
May 26, 2017 Fri May 5 Wed May 10 Wed May 17
June 30, 2017 Fri Jun 9 Wed Jun 14 Wed Jun 21

Remediation templates

Policies & Procedure Guidelines

The Fellowship Education Advisory Committee advises the Vice Dean, Post MD Education on the oversight of fellowship programs, to develop and maintain policies related to clinical fellows.

Reference Materials

Meeting Time & Location

All meetings will take place from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM at the PGME Office, 500 University Avenue, Suite 602, Boardroom. Please contact John Kerr or phone 416-978-8420 for regrets or information.

Meeting Dates

Listed below are the FEAC meeting dates for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic sessions.

2015-16 2016-17
September 29, 2015 Wed, Oct 26, 2016
December 15, 2015 Wed, Dec 7, 2016
March 8, 2016 Wed, Mar 22, 2017
June 14, 2016 Wed, May 31, 2017


The following table provides a listing of all FEAC members.

Affiliation Member Name
Chair Dr. Rayfel Schneider
Vice Dean, Post MD Education Dr. Salvatore Spadafora
Associate Dean, PGME Dr. Glen Bandiera
Director, PGME
(Admissions & Evaluation)
Dr. Linda Probyn
Standing Members Dr. Cheryl Jaigobin (Medicine)
Dr. Rayfel Schneider (Paediatrics)
Dr. Helen MacRae (Surgery)
Dr. Julia Alleyne (Family & Community Medicine)
Rotating Members Dr. Asim Ali (Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences)
Dr. Peter Chung
(Radiation Oncology)

Dr. Arun Ravindran (Psychiatry)

Dr. Doreen Yee (Anesthesia)
Affiliated Hospitals / HUEC Dr. Julie Maggi (St. Michael’s Hospital)
Dr. Rayfel Schneider (The Hospital for Sick Children)
Clinical Fellows Dr. Andrea Simpson
Ex-Officio Dalia Al-Mouaswas (University Health Network)
PGME Office PGME Office staff as required

The IRC is the standing subcommittee of the Postgraduate Medical Education Advisory Committee (PGMEAC) which has oversight responsibility of the internal review of all residency programs.

The accreditation process is a 8 year cycle which encompasses:

  • the on-site survey,
  • regularly scheduled internal review(s),
  • update reports, and
  • any mandated reviews of the postgraduate medical education office and residency training programs.

In addition, throughout the accreditation cycle, there are:

  • new Program Applications,
  • FIRE Applications, and
  • the re-activation of inactive programs.

The Internal Review Committee (IRC) is the standing subcommittee of the University of Toronto, Postgraduate Medical Education Advisory Committee (PGMEAC) which has oversight responsibility of the internal review of all residency programs. The IRC has the mandate to support educational excellence and accreditation compliance through organizing, reviewing and providing recommendations based on all residency program reviews, carried out under the auspices of the Postgraduate Medical Education Office. The IRC consists of program directors (current, former), teaching faculty, educators, and senior residents.

Family Medicine Internal Review Subcommittee

The Family Medicine Internal Review Subcommittee (FM-IRSC) is an ad hoc subcommittee of the IRC and the PGMEAC of the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine.

The FM-IRSC provides qualitative and formative feedback to the Family Medicine Residency Program Committee, Family Medicine Program Directors, and the Divisional Site Directors. Recommendations from the FM-IRSC with respect to internal reviews, follow-up reports, or follow-up reviews are intended to assist programs and sites in building on strengths and identifying weaknesses, and are subject to approval by the IRC. Membership of this committee consists of teaching faculty, educators, site directors (current, former), IRC members, and senior residents.

The Postgraduate Medical Education Advisory Committee advises the Dean and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and generates policy recommendations to the Faculty Council on all matters related to Postgraduate Medical Education, including those brought to it by its committees.

Reference Materials

PGMEAC Meeting Dates

2016 2017
September 23, 2016 January 20, 2017
(All PD & FMSD)
October 28, 2016 February 24, 2017
November 25, 2016 April 28, 2017
December 16, 2016 May 26, 2017
(All PD & FMSD)

Time & Location

All meetings are held at the PGME Office, 500 University Avenue, 6th floor, Room 602, Boardroom; except for All Program Director Meetings which will be announced closer to the meeting date. 

Meetings are held from 12:30 to 2:30 pm with lunch available at 12:15pm.

Membership Listing

Last Name First Name Affiliation Email
Atkinson Adelle Core Pediatrics
Bahrey Lisa Anesthesia
Bandiera Glen Associate Dean, PGME
Bartlett Eric Diagnostic Radiology
Bernstein Stacey UG Clerkship
Bezjak Andrea Radiation Oncology
Campisi Paolo Otolaryngology
Fefergrad Mark Psychiatry
Freeland Alison Associate Dean, Medical Education (Regional)
Goguen Jeannette Core Internal Medicine
Iglar Karl Family Medicine
James Jacqueline VP Education, Mount Sinai Hospital
Kirsh Joel CPSO Rep
Yu Eric Medicine
Levine Ron Director, Postgraduate Education
Lloyd John Ophthalmology
Maggi Julie Director, PGME, St. Michael's Hospital
Houston Patricia Vice Dean, MD Program
Pakes Barry GHEI, Public Health Preventive Medicine
Parkinson Shauntel PARO
Paton Morag Education Vice Deans
Rosenblum Norman Clinician Investigator Program
Sade Shachar Anatomical Pathology
Schneider Rayfel Pediatric Subspecialties
Spadafora Sal Vice Dean, Post MD Education
Steele Donna Obstetrics & Gynecology
Trowell Rhonda PARO
Post MD Staff (As required) Post MD Education

The goals and objectives of the POWER Steering Committee are to:

  • To advise on priorities for development of the system
  • To identify common needs among users of the system and compile a list of changes/new system developments and prioritize for implementation re costs, urgency, and majority use.
  • To enhance and improve the use of reports and reporting tools in the evaluation and registration sections of the system.
  • To advise on issues relating to evaluation as they arise
  • To oversee and advise on inter-connections between POWER and other systems including: MedSIS, U of T Portal etc.

To learn more about the POWER Steering Committee, please review the Terms of Reference.

On an annual basis, the Quotas Subcommittee:

  1. Reviews the criteria and principles for allocation of PGY1 positions for the upcoming CaRMS
    match (July-August)
  2. Considers criteria and principles for allocation of other PGY positions for advanced training, reentry,
    repatriation, transfers, subspecialty positions (including CCFP-PGY3) as well as PGY1
    positions for Visa trainees and capacity for assessment of IMGs.
  3. Receives and reviews submissions from programs on the allocation of PGY positions and
    assessment capacity in accordance with MOHLTC directives and the University of Toronto’s
    mission (July/August)
  4. Recommends the CaRMS quotas and transfer options for the next match for Pool A and Pool B to
    PGMEAC (September/October)
  5. Reviews and makes recommendations on the allocation of other PGY positions as identified above
    to PGMEAC (Ongoing throughout the year as per CaRMS timetables)

To learn more about the Quotas Subcommittee, please review the Terms of Reference.

The purpose of the committee is to lead in the development, implementation and evaluation of a strategy to integrate the competencies of ‘Resource Stewardship (RS)’ (with Choosing Wisely as the exemplar) into all PGME programs.

Reference Materials

Meeting Dates

2014 Meetings 2015 Meetings
Date Time Location Date Time Location
June 10 12:00pm - 1:30 pm PG Boardroom,
500 University,
Suite 602
January 27 1:00pm - 2:30pm CPD Boardroom,
500 University,
Suite 650
August 26 10:30am - 12:00pm PG Boardroom,
500 University,
Suite 602
March 3 Cancelled Cancelled
November 4 1:00pm - 2:30pm DFCM Boardroom,
500 University
May 5 Cancelled Cancelled
December 16 10:00am - 12:00pm PG Boardroom,
500 University,
Suite 602
June 23 1:00pm - 2:30pm CPD Boardroom,
500 University, Suite 650

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