PGME has had a unique role in the pandemic. As both learners and health care providers, our residents and fellows stepped up to provide care in unorthodox models and in expanded roles. PGME oversaw more than 450 redeployments in the first wave including systematized simulation-based PPE training and has implemented a structured outbreak management and redeployment framework for the second wave. Furthermore, our learners have adapted to a virtual environment for much of their formalized learning. On top of all of this, our programs have moved forward with Competency-Based Education launches and prepared and underwent a full accreditation review – all done virtually for the first time in Canada. It has been a time of immense strain, but it has brought out the best in our academically minded and creative faculty, staff and learners. It makes me proud to be part of such an amazing environment.
Dr. Glen Bandiera
Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education