Undergrad Education Committee

The mandate of the Undergraduate Education Committee is to ensure that minimum standards are met for undergraduate palliative medical education at all Canadian medical schools.

Goals for 2018-2019

  1. Support undergraduate representatives from the Canadian faculties of medicine to champion PEOLC curriculum changes within their programs
  2. Engage partner organizations to help influence and champion curriculum change
  3. Complete the final capacity project report and submit an article for publication. Use the data to continue advocating for improved funding and support for PEOLC education
  4. When the CSPCP staffing model is complete – look at implications for educational capacity at the undergraduate level and advocate for the required capacity
  5. Continue working with the Medical Council of Canada to increase inclusion of palliative care physicians on exam-writing committees
  6. Submit posters about the EFPPEC project to CCME and EAPC
  7. Create a shared space where members of the committee can connect to exchange teaching materials
  8. Explore ways to encourage student interest groups regarding palliative care

The Undergraduate Education Committee works in collaboration with the numerous partners including the Canadian Medical Association, the Medical Council of Canada, Pallium Canada, and the Association of the Faculties of Medicine of Canada.

Chair: Dr. Craig Goldie – Queen’s University
Past-Chair: Dr. Anne Boyle – McMaster University

Dr. Sarah Burton-MacLeod – University of Alberta
Dr. Margaret Cottle – University of British Columbia
Dr. Pippa Hawley – University of British Columbia
Dr. Amane Abdul-Razzak – University of Calgary
Dr. Jeff Dempster – Dalhousie University
VACANT – Université de Laval
Dr. Paul Daeninck – University of Manitoba
Dr. Tim Hiebert – University of Manitoba
Dr. Donald Ginsberg – McGill University
Dr. Hun-Je Park – McMaster University
Dr. Susan MacDonald – Memorial University of Newfoundland
Dr. Marie-Christine Carrier – Université de Montréal
Dr. Andrew Knight – Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Dr. Kathy Simpson – Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Dr. Shirley Bush – University of Ottawa
Dr. Andrea Johnson – University of Saskatchewan
Dr. Carl Bromwich – Université de Sherbrooke
Dr. Benoit Heppell – Université de Sherbrooke
Dr. Risa Bordman – University of Toronto
Dr. Donna Spaner – University of Toronto
Dr. Valerie Schulz – University of Western Ontario
Dr. Srini Chary – Pallium Canada
Dr. Christina Vadeboncoeur – Pediatric representative
Mr. Joshua Stanley – Student representative