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Department of Medical Education and Scholarship


A Look at the Department of Medical Education & Scholarship

It is an exciting time to be involved in Medical Education & Scholarship at SJHC. 2016 was an incredibly productive year with over 1000 medical trainees coming through our doors and a growing number of faculty members over the past four years. In 2016, The Department of Medical Education & Scholarship made great strides to expand and introduced the opening of Toronto’s first Teaching Clinic in a community based health centre as well as the implementation of our very own  Research program which continues to undergo portfolio/project growth. Since producing our strategic plan four years ago, we continue to meet the developmental objectives of our various educational and research missions, establish new goals all while we aim to leave our mark in history through innovating programming and international partnerships.

The pillars as identified in our Strategic Plan Include:

  • Delivering Canada’s best community-based teaching experience for our Undergraduate and Postgraduate medical trainees
  • Providing exceptional programs under the Faculty, Preceptor and Continuing Education & Professional Development (CEPD) portfolio
  • Increasing our research, scholarship and evaluation productivity
  • Optimizing our organizational capability to achieve SJHC’s Vision of Advancing the Health of the Community by being Canada’s Best Community Teaching Health Centre.

Structure of the Department

DMERS is responsible for overall educational experience of Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) medical trainees and physicians based at SJHC. The Department works with all of the clinical departments to ensure the trainees and physicians receive an excellent hands-on experience in a community setting. Various new educational experiences have been implemented throughout the Health Centre and the trainees and physicians are excited about the growth of the department.

Processes & Policies

  • Orientation and on-boarding of the trainees
  • Create resident on-call schedules for various different departments.
  • Development of a robust continuing education (CE) curriculum that allows physicians and staff to enhance their clinical skills at SJHC.
  • Providing hands-on education/faculty development to help clinicians be able to provide high quality education to all SJHC health professions trainees.

Past Annual Reports

2013/2014 –

We appreciate the commitment and support we have received from so many different areas of the Health Centre and the University of Toronto.

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