Welcome – Patricia Houston, Vice Dean Medical Education

Patricia Houston

Welcome to the 2019-2020 annual report for Post MD education. This report highlights some of the achievements across PGME and CPD.  Much of the year was impacted by the COVID-19 global pandemic and the ways in which processes, systems and the delivery of education and care needed to pivot to meet the needs of our learners, our patients and their families.

Most of these changes occurred under the leadership of Dr. Salvatore Spadafora who completed his term as the Vice-Dean Post MD Education at the end of June. Dr. Spadafora brought a wealth of experience to the role, and developed key collaborations and partnerships across the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, nationally and internationally. I would like to thank Dr. Spadafora for his dedication, commitment and willingness to lead change over the past 10 years in PGME – first as Vice Dean PGME and then as Vice Dean Post MD Education – PGME and CPD. Under Dr. Spadafora, CPD and PGME were fully integrated as Post MD Education, a first step in recognizing the importance of the continuum of medical education.

My new role, Vice Dean, Medical Education, will allow us to develop alignment, integration and collaboration across the continuum of learners at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.  I look forward to learning from and working closely with these awesome teams to meet the needs of our learners and our community.

Patricia Houston
Vice Dean, Medical Education