Annual Report 2017/18: Undergraduate Education

2 female students studyingOur Undergraduate Medical Education program remains committed to discovering and implementing innovative ways to train tomorrow’s physicians. This academic year, we have continued to advance a number of new initiatives.

Highlights include:

  • Our MEET (Making Every Encounter Therapeutic) Program has expanded under the leadership of Dr. Adrienne Tan to become part of the MD Program core curriculum and an integral part of the medical psychiatry program.
  • Psychiatry content in the MD Program’s Foundations curriculum was created with the help of many faculty members – Drs. Shree Bhalerao, Matthew Boyle, Carla Garcia, Nikola Grujich, Keyghobad Farid Araki, Josée Lynch, Irfan Mian, Abe Snaiderman, Carmen Wiebe, and Albert Wong. This innovative and highly interactive work was evaluated by the medical students and is the first year where exposure to psychiatry for pre-clerkship students has doubled in terms of content.
  • Drs. Garcia and Hawa were the successful co-recipients of a Collaborative Education Innovation Project (CEIP) grant application entitled “Optimizing the care of our most Complex Patients: Creating a 4-Year Integrated, Developmental Curriculum to Teach Future Physicians How to Communicate with Medical Psychiatry Patient.”

Director: Dr. Raed Hawa
Associate Director: Dr. Carla Garcia