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).
Please see below the BOE-PG meeting schedule for the academic year, or download the BOE-PG Meeting Schedule.
|Meeting Date||Deadline for submitting DRAFT report||Deadline for submitting FINAL report|
|March 27, 2020||Wed Mar 11||Wed Mar 18|
|May 1, 2020 (April meeting)||Wed Apr 15||Wed Apr 22|
|May 29, 2020||Wed May 13||Wed May 20|
|June 26, 2020||Wed Jun 10||Wed Jun 17|
|July 31, 2020||Wed Jul 15||Wed Jul 22|
|August 28, 2020||Wed Aug 12||Wed Aug 19|
|September 18, 2020||Wed Sep 2||Wed Sep 9|
|October 30, 2020||Wed Oct 14||Wed Oct 21|
|November 20, 2020||Wed Nov 4||Wed Nov 11|
|December 11, 2020||Wed Nov 25||Wed Dec 2|
|January 29, 2021||Wed Jan 13||Wed Jan 20|
|February 26, 2021||Wed Feb 10||Wed Feb 17|
|March 26, 2021||Wed Mar 10||Wed Mar 17|
|April 30, 2021||Wed Apr 14||Wed Apr 21|
|May 28, 2021||Wed May 12||Wed May 19|
|June 25, 2021||Wed Jun 9||Wed Jun 16|
The purpose of the BPEA for PGME Advisory Committee is to provide ongoing advice to the Postgraduate Medical Education Advisory Committee (PGMEAC) about best practices, tools and systems for learner assessment and program evaluation (e.g. teacher evaluations, rotation evaluations) for residency education at University of Toronto.
Further details on the Advisory Committee are available in the Terms of Reference.
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.
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 Shannon Spencer or phone 416-978-4719 for regrets or information.
Listed below are the FEAC meeting dates.
|Tues, Oct 30, 2018||Tues, Oct 29, 2019|
|Tues, Jan 22, 2019||Tues, Dec 10, 2019|
|Tues, Apr 9, 2019||Tues, Feb 25, 2020|
|Tues, Jun 4, 2019 (Cancelled)||Tues, Jun 2, 2020|
The following table provides a listing of all FEAC members.
|Chair||Dr. Rayfel Schneider|
|Associate Dean, PGME||Dr. Glen Bandiera|
(Admissions & Evaluation)
|Dr. Linda Probyn|
|Standing Members||Dr. Cheryl Jaigobin (Medicine)|
|Dr. Rayfel Schneider (Paediatrics)|
|Dr. Helen MacRae (Surgery)|
|Dr. Giovanna Sirianni (Family & Community Medicine)|
|Rotating Members||Dr. Peter Chung
|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)|
|Dr. Adrienne Tan (University Health Network)|
|Clinical Fellows||Dr. Zachary Liederman|
|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:
In addition, throughout the accreditation cycle, there are:
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.
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.
|Friday, September 20||January - No Meeting|
|Friday, October 25||Friday, February 28|
|Friday, November 29||Friday, March 27|
|Friday, December 13
(All PDs & FMSD)
|Friday, April 24|
|Friday, May 22
(All PDs & FMSD)
|June – No Meeting|
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.
|Last Name||First Name||Affiliation|
|Erlick||Lawrence||Hosp: Chief, DFCM & Medical Director, UG and PG Educationfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Farrugia||Michele||Obstetrics & Gynecologyemail@example.com|
|Goguen||Jeannette||Core Internal Medicinefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Houston||Patricia||Vice Dean, UGMEemail@example.com|
|Iglar||Karl||Hosp: Director, PGME, SMHfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|James||Jacqueline||Hosp: VP Education, Sinai Health System||jacqueline.James@sinaihealthsystem.ca|
|Jones||Nicola||Clinician Investigator Programemail@example.com|
|Levine||Ron||Director, Postgraduate Educationfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Pakes||Barry||Public Health Preventive Medicineemail@example.com|
|Sirianni||Giovanna||Family Medicine Enhanced Skillsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Abrahams, Caroline||Director, Policy, Analysis & Systemsemail@example.com|
|Bandiera, Glen (Chair)||Associate Dean, PGMEfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Fechtig, Lindsey||Edu Deansemail@example.com|
|Freeland, Alison||VP Education THP/AD Med Ed Regionalfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Glover Takahashi. Susan||Director, Education Integration Groupemail@example.com|
|Hynes, Melissa||Lead, Learner Education Supportfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Maggi, Julie||Director, Resident Wellnessemail@example.com|
|Matlow, Anne||Faculty Lead, Strategic Initiativesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Morris, Maureen||Associate Director, Operationsemail@example.com|
|Murgaski, Laura Leigh||Program Manager, Education & Quality Systemsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Probyn, Linda||Director, PG Admissions & Evaluationemail@example.com|
|Spadafora, Sal||Vice Dean, Strategy and Operationsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Spencer, Shannon||International Relationship Manageremail@example.com|
The Postgraduate Administrators Advisory Committee (PAAC) provides collaborative support, orientation, and essential knowledge pertaining to the medical education administrator role. The committee also provides advice to the Postgraduate Medical Education Advisory Committee (PGMEAC) on enhancing program support for administrators in academic departments, medical education and training sites affiliated with postgraduate medical education.
|Tuesday, September 10||Tuesday, February 11|
|Tuesday, November 12||Tuesday, April 14|
|Tuesday, June 9|
All meetings are held at the PGME Office, 500 University Avenue, 6th floor, Boardroom A. Meetings are held from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm with lunch available at 12:00 pm.
Should you wish to contact PAAC directly and confidentially, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and a PAAC committee member will respond.
On an annual basis, the Quotas Subcommittee:
To learn more about the Quotas Subcommittee, please review the Terms of Reference.
The Simulation Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) was established in 2016 as a source of advice to the Vice Dean Post MD Education about the coordination and optimization of simulation expertise and resources within the Faculty of Medicine university and hospital network.
The SEAC gathers and shares information about educational simulation activities, develops guidelines to streamline processes and improve access to simulation resources, promotes innovation and best practice, and creates a vision for education simulation in the Faculty of Medicine.