Education Scholars Program

Scholar Success

We ask Alumni to keep us informed of their activities by sending us their CVs or notifying us informally. Here are some of the highlights of their activities since graduating from previous ESP Cohorts.

Keyghobad Araki

  • Methadone Apprenticeship Simulation

Lisa Bahrey

  • Promotion to Associate Professor, University of Toronto
  • Appointed Postgraduate Program Director, Department of Anesthesia

Eric Bartlett

  • Awarded Best Teacher Award, Neuroradiology Fellowship Program 2015 Teaching Award
  • Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program 2015 – Successfully managed change to a ‘shift-based’ after hours work model for the Diagnostic Radiology Residency

Lindsay Beavers

  • Oral presentation (First author): ‘Scholarship: A Tale of Two Hospitals: Creating Inter-Organization Synergies in Student IPE’, Roanoke, VA
  • Oral presentation (Co-author): ‘Using Simulation to Teach Internationally Educated Physical Therapists’, Canadian Physiotherapy Congress 2016, Victoria, BC
  • Poster Presentation (First-author): ‘Breaking Barriers: A Governance Model for Successful Collaboration in Academic Health Sciences Centre’, Collaborating Across Borders Conference 2015, Roanoke, VA and CCME 2016, Montreal, QC
  • In collaboration developed a continuing education course “Oxygen Titration for Physical Therapists” (2014)

Michaela Cada

  • Appointed Program Director of Paediatric/Haematology/Oncology training program at SickKids, University of Toronto

Sean Caine

  • Awarded the Peters-Boyd Preceptor Award for Portfolio Course Director Medical Education for the Department of Emergency Medicine, North York General Hospital

Emma Cory

  • Appointed to Program Director, Child Maltreatment, Pediatrics

Shaheen Darani

  • Promoted to Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Recipient of three Department of Psychiatry Excellence Funds grants for Education and Creative Professional Activity, both as principal investigator and collaborator
  • Scholars’ Choice workshop ‘The Practice of Mentorship in Education’ was accepted to the Canadian Psychiatric Association and Association for Academic Psychiatry Conferences (September 2016)
  • Appointed Medical Education (Undergraduate and Postgraduate) Coordinator for the Forensic Division at the CAMH,
  • Appointed Postgraduate Education Site Coordinator, CAMH

David Dubins

  • Published in Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, Volume 8, Issue 5, September – October 2016, Pages 598-608: ‘When Passing Fails: Designing Multiple Choice Assessments to Control for False Positives’
  • Noticeable improvements in curriculum design and presentation/lecture style

Heather Flett

  • Completed the Teaching for Learning and Collaboration (TLC) Program and Train-the-Trainer Program (March 2016)
  • Invited Speaker for the Rehabilitation Sciences Annual Clinical Education Workshop, University of Toronto (February 2, 2016) on ‘Motivational Interviewing’

Marco Garavaglia

  • Appointed as TWH representative on the Department of Anesthesia Faculty Development Committee
  • Launched the first Elective in Pre-Hospital Care in Parma (Italy) for Toronto Anesthesia Residents

Katherine Hick

  • Appointed as Program Director of Subspecialty Training Program for the Division of Adolescent Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children (July 2015)
  • Appointed as the coordinator for the Department of Paediatrics Core Paediatrics Residents’ Annual Intraining Examination OSCE (July 2016)

Sari Kives

  • Actively involved in the development of a new residency half day teaching curriculum
  • Received the CREOG (Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology) award, a national faculty award for excellence in resident education (this award recognizes faculty member for their exemplary work in promoting excellence in resident education in obstetrics and gynecology

Radha Kohly

  • Publication: Faculty Development: A New Model Based on Faculty Needs for an Academic Department of Ophthalmology - Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, June 2016, Volume 51, Issue 3, Pages 190–191
  • Organized the first review course in ophthalmology in Canada (June 2016), with the conference being unique in its educational approach using TED-style talks to deliver medical information through the use of story and metaphor
  • Awarded $5 000 departmental grant for ESP scholarly project

Chetana Kulkarni

  • Appointed as Education Lead, Telelink Program and Tele Mental Health Services, The Hospital for Sick Children
  • Director, Continuing Professional Development, Division of Child and Youth Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

Eileen La Croix

  • Joint CPA – COPCE Award for Most Outstanding Continuing Education Activity in Canada for “Code White Training”
  • Poster Presentation (Co-author): ‘Integrating Psychiatry into a Multisite Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship’. Consortium of Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships Conference, Toronto, Ontario (October 2016)
  • Poster Presentation (Co-author): ‘Competency Based Medical Education: Objectives for a Foundational Emergency Psychiatry Experience’. 42nd Harvey Stancer Research Day, University of Toronto (June 2016)
  • Awarded COPCE The Council of Psychiatric Continuing Education and the Canadian Psychiatric Association Award for Most Outstanding Continuing Education Activity in Canada 2016 Affiliated with a Medical School, 66th Annual Conference of Canadian Psychiatric Association, Toronto, Ontario (September 2016) (Co-recipient)

Andrea McNiven

  • Appointed as Director, Physics Residency Education for the Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto

Kylen McReelis

  • Member of University of Toronto Department of Ophthalmology faculty development committee
  • Publication: Faculty Development: A New Model Based on Faculty Needs for an Academic Department of Ophthalmology, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology - Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, June 2016, Volume 51, Issue 3, Pages 190–191

Angela Orsino

  • Increased responsibility in revision of Child Development curriculum in undergraduate program as well as postgraduate residency committee (revision of rotation goals/objectives/ITERs and supervision of subspecialty resident rotations)
  • Research presentation at Canadian Conference for Medical Education: Benefits of Pre-Clerkship Paediatric Summer Medical Student Program at a Children’s Rehabilitation Centre, CCME, Montreal, QC (April 2016)
  • Awarded Teaching Award in Division of Developmental Paediatrics (October 2016)

Suvercha Pasricha

  • Invited to be the CAMH representative for the Faculty Development Committee, Department of Psychiatry
  • Presented in Don Waselynki Education Day, Department of Psychiatry: ‘Trauma Informed Approached to Simulation: From Design to Debriefing’ (February 2016)
  • Nominated for Physician of the Year Award, CAMH (2016)
  • Conducted two workshops in Canadian Psychiatric Association annual meeting: ‘Mentorship in the Academic Context: Is it All About Chemistry and Compatibility?’; ‘Engaging Simulation to Enhance Trauma Informed Approaches in Inpatient Psychiatry’ (2016)

Zohar Waisman

  • Qualified as a dual subspecialist in forensic and geriatric psychiatry by the royal college of physicians of Canada paving the way to explore the collaboration of both specialties.
  • Invited guest lecturer at the Psychiatric Assessment Services for the Elderly and the Central East LHIN, ‘Challenging Cases - Difficult Personalities in the Elderly’(April 2016)
  • Invited guest lecture at PACE Central East LHIN, ‘Assessing Violence in Long Term Care Facilities’ (June 2015)
  • ‘Assessing Violence in the Elderly’ with Dr. Lisa Marshall, Forensic Psychologist and Ms. Gail Grant, Manager PACE Program Central East LHIN at the Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry Annual Meeting (September 2014)