We have had a very busy time over the last 6 months with graduation in May, updating & creating all our paperwork and the endless policies for the upcoming Royal College on site Review, and the start of Competence by Design (CBD) for Anatomical Pathology on July 1, 2019.
NEW PROGRAM DIRECTOR - HEMATOPATHOLOGY
We are very excited to welcome Dr. Kate Chipperfield, who was appointed as a Co-Program Director with Dr Suzanne Vercauteren on July 1, 2019 to ensure a smooth transition before assuming the role of Program Director on July 1, 2020. Kate is recognized as an excellent diagnostician, a dedicated teacher & mentor in Hematopathology and Transfusion Med. Welcome Kate! We are so enjoying working with you.
CBD/CBME/EPAs / MILESTONES / ENTRADA etc.
There’s no time to get complacent here in the residency admin office as new processes and systems are continuously coming our way. We welcomed our first cohort of Competence By Deisgn (CBD) PGY 1 residents in July in Anatomical Pathology, and we’re all slowly getting used to the new evaluation system called Entrada, and what EPAs and Milestones are. Our CBD faculty lead for all the Pathology programs, is Dr. Brian Skinnider, who has embraced this role with his usual enthusiasm and good humour, and under his leadership, the CBD role out for the other programs should be very smooth.
INCOMING PGY1 RESIDENTS
Welcome to Anatomical Pathology CBD PGY1 Residents, Ardalan Akbari, Jamie Lee, Collin Pryma and Deepak Toor. Also, a warm welcome to Robert Guo (Hematopatholgy); Suefay Liu (Medical Microbiology) and Brenden Joseph (Neuropathology) who will be completing their basic clinical year at either SPH or RCH.
INCOMING PGY2 RESIDENTS
We welcome PGY2 Anatomical Pathology residents who have just completed their clinical year, who are the last cohort to be on the traditional (non-CBD) track. A warm welcome to, Johnathan Lee, Michael Multan, Taylor Salisbury and Hang Yang.
General Pathology is now on ‘inactive’ status, and no longer actively recruiting residents.
ROYAL COLLEGE ON SITE REVIEW
Anatomical Pathology, Medical Microbiology, Neuropathology & Hematological Pathology are all being reviewed by the Royal College between March 2 – 5, 2020. My admin office, has been extremely busy over the summer, dealing with all the documents and policies that are required to be submitted by Oct 11 for these four programs. A no small feat, given the number of new policies, and requirements that needed to be in place by the end of the summer.