On behalf of the Postgraduate Medical Education Office and the School of Medicine, I am pleased to welcome you to Queen’s University and our regional community. I sincerely hope that you will enjoy your time with us.
Queen’s has a rich history of excellence in medical education dating back more than one hundred and fifty years. We are proud to offer challenging yet rewarding residency training programs taught by renowned physicians and scholars from across Canada and around the world. Our teaching hospitals, together with Queen’s University, provide excellent facilities for teaching and learning while Kingston and our regional communities offer an outstanding quality of life.
With the support and collaboration of our various partners, we want to create an environment where your learning occurs in an atmosphere of excellent practice, discovery, collegiality, and respect for all as you move toward the eventual goal of independent practice. The Postgraduate Medical Education Office is here to support your learning and provides a wide variety of services for residents. We maintain an open-door policy and welcome inquiries from residents. I also welcome your direct feedback and you can contact me through Elentra.
I am also pleased to share our new vision, mission, and values statement with you. We have thought carefully about the kind of office we wish to be, and the learning environment that we seek to offer to our learners.
Our vision is to offer innovative education for a diverse and changing world, while our mission is that guided by curiousity and continuous improvement, we will work together to foster inclusive and supportive environments while striving for excellence in care and everything we do. The values that guide us each and every day include Collegiality; Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Allyship; Accountability; Wellness; Creativity; and Excellence.
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your achievements and to once again welcome you to our community. I look forward to having you join us and hope to meet you in the months ahead.
Karen Schultz, BSc, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education