Departmental Updates - July 2019

Posted on Friday, July 12, 2019

Dr. Carl Bertrand and Dr. Heather Daverne

Undergraduate Program

We held our Undergraduate Exam Question Writing Retreat on June 18th. Thank you to everyone who participated and created great content for our clerkship exam!

We had the opportunity to visit Dr. Heather Daverne, the recipient of our Community Preceptor of the Year Award in her office recently. Dr. Daverne is pictured here with Dr. Carl Bertrand. The team of physicians frequently receives clerkship students and provides excellent opportunities for our learners. Thank you for all your great work and congratulations!

Postgraduate Program

Welcome to our new PGY1s!

Another July 1st is here and we are thrilled to welcome our 2019-2021 cohort of residents into our program! Our year started off with a successful Orientation for all new residents on June 27th complete with some challenging and entertaining ice breakers! We wish you all the best as you begin your residency.

Confidence Surveys – Please Action

All PGY1 and PGY2 residents will be receiving a confidence survey – be sure to keep an eye out and complete in a timely manner! This is a very important tool in helping support your education.

Directorship Changes

Dr. Kristine Whitehead has stepped into the role of Riverside Unit Postgraduate Director while Dr. Margaret Gluszynski is on sabbatical from August 2019 - February 2020. Dr. Richard Johnson has taken over the role of Pembroke Unit Program Director from Dr. Heather Castillo. We welcome Dr. Kheira Jolin-Dahel as our New Director of Quality Improvement as Dr. Liz Muggah steps down from the role. A warm welcome to all our new Directors – we look forward to working with you all!

CFPC Exam Results

Congratulations to all residents who successfully passed their CFPC exams! We had an amazing 94% success rate – well done!

Community Teaching

The Community Program welcomes two new primary preceptors to our team this academic year, Dr. Gabriela Lewin and Dr. Erika Tanner.

The first Community journal club for 2019-2020 is scheduled on August 7th at 6:30 PM. RSVP required to We hope to see you all there for an interesting discussion and dinner!

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