Department of Psychiatry


Recruitment Committee Mission Statement

pgme carms match resultsMental illness affects approximately one in four people throughout their lifespan. Despite increasing recognition of the needs of the mentally ill, the majority of those afflicted do not receive care from mental health professionals. The elderly, the poor, the chronically disabled, and those with mental illness residing outside urban centres are particularly vulnerable to receiving inadequate care.

The purpose of the Resident Recruitment Committee is:

  • To encourage beginning medical students to consider a career in psychiatry.
  • To communicate the satisfaction of a career in psychiatry.
  • To recruit senior medical students into the Department of Psychiatry Residency Program.

To achieve its purpose the Resident Recruitment Committee plans a variety of activities aimed at all levels of medical student training. These include:

“Many Faces of Psychiatry”
This is a booklet distributed through the Department of Psychiatry to those seeking information about the Residency Program and a career in psychiatry. This booklet highlights the wide diversity of lifestyles and careers choices available within the field of psychiatry and describes the University of Toronto Residency Program. The booklet is updated regularly to keep information current.

Database Development
The Committee is in the process of establishing a database to track patterns of student selection of psychiatry as a career and to conduct research on recruitment related activities.

Information for Medical Students interested in the Psychiatry Residency Program
Please visit the “Residents – Prospective” webpage on our website.

Upcoming Conference(s) of Interest
The American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting is taking place in San Diego from May 20-24, 2017.

The 2017 Association for Academic Psychiatry (AAP)  Annual Meeting will take place on September 6-9 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center – Denver, Colorado. 

Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CACAP) 37th Annual Meeting is taking place in Ottawa  from September 17-19, 2017.

Recruitment Committee Members List 2016-17


Dr. Kien Dang
Dr. Carla Garcia

Staff Psychiatrists:
Dr. Lisa Andermann
Dr. Matthew Levy
Dr. Vincent Woo

Dr. Aneta Krakowski
Dr. Aviva Rostas
Dr. Joanne Leung
Dr. Jordan Bawks
Dr. Justine Giddens
Dr.  Kaitlin Baenziger
Dr. Lu Gao
Dr. Michael Tau
Dr. Misha Hartfeil
Dr. Sophie Flor-Henry
Dr. Tahrin Mahmood

Medical Students:

Ms. Christine Li
Mr. Daniel Lo
Ms. Erene Stergiopoulos
Mr. Thomas Dashwood