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Learner Mistreatment

We are here for you, feel free to contact us if you want to discuss, disclose or report something that has happened.

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These webpages are here to support all residents and clinical fellows (including International Medical Graduates (IMGs) and externally sponsored learners), as well as visiting elective learners who are registered with PGME.

Information for AVP and/or PEAP Learners

Call 911 or seek immediate assistance from onsite security or other authorities if you are concerned about impending harm to yourself or others. Contact a designated PGME Program leader only after your safety is ensured.

We place the utmost importance on your safety and well-being. If you have experienced or witnessed behaviour that you perceive or suspect of being mistreatment, you can discuss, disclose, or report the concerning behaviour. Please come forward even if all you would like to do is talk. 

We encourage all members of the Faculty of Medicine Community, including students, to practice allyship by disclosing or reporting mistreatment witnessed in the learning environment, even if not experienced directly.

Find out more about:

What constitutes mistreatment?

The difference between disclosure and reporting

How do I disclose mistreatment?

Contacts

Dr. Reena Pattani – Director of Learner Experience, Temerty Faculty of Medicine

I am a clinician-teacher in the Department of Medicine and a staff physician in Internal Medicine at St Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto. I have worked with learners at all levels on the frontlines and also served as the Internal Medicine clerkship site co-director and the General Internal Medicine Fellowship site director at my hospital. In these roles, my goal has been to help learners thrive, and not just survive, through their training. Training to become a physician is challenging in so many ways, and we have a responsibility to ensure that you have support and guidance to become the best versions of yourselves. If you feel unsettled by something that you have experienced or witnessed, I am here for you to unpack it and determine next best steps. I will earn your trust and work hard to be your advocate. Please feel free to contact me anytime!

Dr. Glen Bandiera – Associate Dean, PGME

Dr. Glen Bandiera, Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education

In my role as Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education I oversee all aspects of resident and fellow education in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine. I have been in this role for almost 10 years, and before that have had numerous hospital and education leadership roles, including an 8 year period as a residency program director and a 10 year period as a hospital department chief. I have had a career-long academic focus on medical education and am committed to implementing system-wide changes to improve the learning environment for each and every learner. Through our leading work on Best Practices in Application and Selection (BPAS), Voice of The Resident and Fellows (VoTR/VoTF) and scholarly program evaluation, I seek to ensure that all PGME efforts are aligned to support Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity in the Faculty and that your learning environment is the best it can possibly be.

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