I am delighted to inform you that Jeremy Hall has been selected as our new Residency Program Director. Jeremy has immense experience in both undergraduate and postgraduate education, currently serving as the Director for Undergraduate Education for the Department of Surgery and the Associate Program Director in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Jeremy has been integral in promoting the specialty of Orthopaedic Surgery to Undergraduate medical students, and has been instrumental in the development of residents in their transitional years as PGY-1 and PGY-2 trainees in his Associate PD portfolio. Jeremy also has developed and administered the Basic Trauma module of our Competency Based Curriculum since its inception in 2009. He is widely regarded as an outstanding front-line teacher and resident advocate. Jeremy was the successful candidate from a number of likewise highly qualified candidates amongst our faculty. He will assume the role of PD on July 1, 2021.
At the same time I would like to take the opportunity to thank Markku Nousiainen for his enormous contributions to our training program over the past 7 years as Program Director. Markku has overseen the successful transition of our entire program to the Competence By Design platform and is widely regarded as a world authority on CBME. His decision to step down as Program Director comes just as we have received notice of a successful Royal College accreditation with re-review in 8 years, the highest level of approval. Our program is undoubtedly better thanks to Markku’s immense efforts.
Jeremy and I will be working to establish our new educational leadership team over the next few weeks and we will keep you informed these developments.
Once again, congratulations to Jeremy and thanks to Markku!
All the best,
Peter C. Ferguson MD MSc FRCSC FAOA
Albert and Temmy Latner Chair,
Division of Orthopaedics, Department of Surgery
University of Toronto