Sent on behalf of Dr. David Snadden, Executive Associate Dean, Education and Dr. Paul Winwood, Chair, MD Undergraduate Regional Executive, Faculty of Medicine.
Further to our recent announcement that Dr. Sandra Jarvis Selinger, Director of Curriculum, is making an exciting career move to become Associate Dean Academic, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, we have reviewed the curriculum leadership positions for the MD undergraduate program (MDUP).
In line with changes in curriculum governance for the renewed curriculum and to maintain continuity, we have modified the Assistant Dean, Clinical Education position, currently held by Dr. Adam Peets, to provide overall leadership for the curriculum. This revised position will be known as Assistant Dean, Curriculum and will be supported by three new positions:
The Associate Director, Renewed Curriculum, Years 1 and 2, will lead the implementation and operation of the renewed curriculum, which starts for the incoming Year 1 class in September 2015.
In order to ensure that the quality of education in the current curriculum for Years 1 and 2 is maintained, there will also be an Interim Associate Director of Curriculum Years 1 and 2 (expected to be filled internally), until June 2016 when the existing Year 1 and 2 curriculum will end.
The Associate Director, Curriculum, Years 3 and 4 will provide leadership for the current curriculum and the implementation of the renewed curriculum for the clinical years of the MD undergraduate program.
These positions have been created from existing resources through the amalgamation of existing positions and are now posted on the Faculty’s website. Applications for these exciting opportunities are invited from faculty members who have leadership experience as well as a strong interest and expertise in medical education.
We would like to take this opportunity to recognize and thank Dr. Jarvis-Selinger for her outstanding leadership, commitment and expertise in taking forward the final phase of developing and implementing the renewed curriculum. Her recruitment and promotion to her new position is a strong endorsement of her work and leadership in the MDUP.
Dr. David Snadden
Executive Associate Dean, Education | Faculty of Medicine
Dr. Paul Winwood
Chair, MD Undergraduate Regional Executive | Faculty of Medicine