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.

Terms of Reference

Goals for 2021-2022:

  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. 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 Educating Future Physicians in Palliative and End-of-Life Care (EFPPEC) project to CCME and EAPC
  7. Where possible use EFPPEC data to support decision-making
  8. Create a shared space where members of the committee can connect to exchange teaching materials
  9. Explore ways to encourage student interest groups regarding palliative care
  10. Continue to have the student rep work with the interest groups and represent them in a meaningful way
  11. Support Pallium in the completion of the cannabis module and promote it when it is complete
  12. Possible collaboration with HR Working group to educate undergrad students for a career in palliative medicine

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.

Past-Chair: Dr. Sarah Burton-MacLeod – University of Alberta

Dr. Sarah Burton-MacLeod – University of Alberta – Chair
Dr. Margaret Cottle – University of British Columbia
Dr. Pippa Hawley – University of British Columbia
Dr. Fify Soeyonggo – University of British Columbia
Dr. Mei Wen – University of British Columbia
Dr. Samuel Shum – University of Calgary
Dr. Elizabeth Amos – Dalhousie University
VACANT – Université de Laval
Dr. Bernard Cox – University of Manitoba
Dr. Golda Tradounsky – Université de McGill
Dr. Hun-Je Park – McMaster University
Dr. Susan MacDonald – Memorial University of Newfoundland
Dr. Marie-Chloé Gosselin – Université de Montréal
Dr. Christine Pun – Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Dr. Andrew Migay – Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Dr. Paula Enright – University of Ottawa
VACANT – University of Saskatchewan
Dr. Audrey Dubé – Université de Sherbrooke
Dr. Julie Blanchard – Université de Sherbrooke
Dr. Alisha Kassam – University of Toronto
Dr. Valerie Schulz – University of Western Ontario
Dr. Patricia Valcke – University of Western Ontario
Dr. Danielle Kain – Queen’s University
Jeff Moat – Pallium Canada
Dr. Stephanie van Zanten – Pediatric representative
Arshi Kaffash Mohamadi – Student representative

TOR for a student representative on the Committee: Read more

Supported by:
Kimberly Pinnick-Broderick – Executive Director/Chair Support, CSPCP