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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 schedule for the academic year, or download the BOE-PG Meeting Schedule (.pdf).

Meeting Date Deadline for submitting ITERs for report Deadline for submitting DRAFT report Deadline for submitting FINAL report
June 30, 2017 June 9 June 14 June 21
July 28, 2017 Fri Jul 7 Wed Jul 12 Wed Jul 19
August 18, 2017 Fri Jul 28 Wed Aug 2 Wed Aug 9
September 29, 2017 Fri Sep 8 Wed Sep 13 Wed Sep 20
October 27, 2017 Fri Oct 6 Wed Oct 11 Wed Oct 18
November 24, 2017 Fri Nov 3 Wed Nov 8 Wed Nov 15
December 15, 2017 Fri Nov 24 Wed Nov 29 Wed Dec 6
January 26, 2018 Fri Jan 5 Wed Jan 10 Wed Jan 17
February 23, 2018 Fri Feb 2 Wed Feb 7 Wed Feb 14
March 23, 2018 Fri Mar 2 Wed Mar 7 Wed Mar 14
April 27, 2018 Fri Apr 6 Wed Apr 11 Wed Apr 18
May 25, 2018 Fri May 4 Wed May 9 Wed May 16
June 29, 2018 Fri Jun 8 Wed Jun 13 Wed Jun 20

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.

2016-17 2017-18
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 Tues, Oct 24, 2017
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 Tues, Jan 16, 2018
Wed, Mar 22, 2017 Tues, Apr 24, 2018
Thurs, June 15, 2017 Tues, Jun 12, 2018

Membership

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. Karl Iglar (St. Michael’s Hospital)
Dr. Rayfel Schneider (The Hospital for Sick Children)
Clinical Fellows Dr. Zachary Liederman
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

2017 2018
Friday, September 29, 2017 Friday, January 26, 2018
Friday, October 27, 2017 Friday, February 23, 2018
Friday, November 24, 2017 Friday, March 23, 2018
Friday, December 15, 2017
(All PDs & FMSD)
Friday, May 25, 2018
(All PDs & FMSD)
June 2018 – No Meeting

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
Abankwah Bryan Chair, PAAC bryan.abankwah@thp.ca
Atkinson Adelle Core Pediatrics adelle.atkinson@sickkids.ca
Bahrey Lisa Anesthesia lisa.bahrey@utoronto.ca
Bandiera Glen Associate Dean, PGME
Chair, PGMEAC
adpgme@utoronto.ca
Bartlett Eric Diagnostic Radiology eric.bartlett@uhn.ca
Bernstein Stacey UG Clerkship stacey.bernstein@sickkids.ca
Bezjak Andrea Radiation Oncology andrea.bezjak@rmp.uhn.ca
Campisi Paolo Otolaryngology paolo.campisi@sickkids.ca
Erlick Lawrence Hosp: Chief, DFCM & Medical Director, UG and PG Education lerlick@tsh.to
Farrugia Michele Obstetrics & Gynecology mm.farrugia@utoronto.ca
Fefergrad Mark Psychiatry mark.fefergrad@sunnybrook.ca
Goguen Jeannette Core Internal Medicine goguenj@smh.ca
Houston Patricia Vice Dean, MD Program md.vicedean@utoronto.ca
Iglar Karl Family Medicine karl.iglar@utoronto.ca
James Jacqueline VP Education, Mount Sinai Hospital jjames@mtsinai.on.ca
Kirsh Joel CPSO Rep joel.kirsh@sickkids.ca
Levine Ron Director, Postgraduate Education ronald.levine@utoronto.ca
Lloyd John Ophthalmology john.lloyd@sunnybrook.ca
Murdoch Stu Family Medicine stu.murdoch@utoronto.ca
Pakes Barry GHEI, Public Health Preventive Medicine barry.pakes@utoronto.ca
Parkinson Shauntel PARO sparkinson@paroteam.ca
Rosenblum Norman Clinician Investigator Program norman.rosenblum@sickkids.ca
Sade Shachar Anatomical Pathology shachar.sade@sunnybrook.ca
Schneider Rayfel Pediatric Subspecialties rayfel.schneider@sickkids.ca
Trowell Rhonda PARO rtrowell@paroteam.ca
Yu Eric Medicine eric.yu@uhn.ca
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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