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The Queen's MD Program strives to create and support a community in which every student feels empowered
Our students are proud of our welcoming community and embrace equity, diversity, inclusion, Indigeneity and accessibility. We want all students from various intersecting identities to see themselves in our MD Program.
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Meet our Director of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Indigeneity, and Accessibility (EDIIA)
Dr. Chung is a thoracic surgeon with extensive experience in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education (PGME). Dr. Chung is also the Collaborator Competency Lead in the MD Program. He is working on weaving EDIIA into collaborative learning, teaching, and practice between our MD program, the School of Nursing, and the School of Rehabilitation Therapy. His Master of Health Professions Education has given him the expertise and skillset for his current roles. Dr. Chung is leading the decolonization and Indigenization of the surgical curriculum in PGME.
Dr. Chung has office hours at The Nest every Monday afternoon from noon until 16:00. He can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Medical Students,
It is an honour and privilege to serve as your Director of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Indigeneity, and Accessibility (EDIIA).
We each came from a different place and arrived by way of a unique journey to Queen’s. These differences contributed to shaping us and inspiring our reactions and perspectives. The better we appreciate and understand each other’s perspective, the better we can work in a team and relate to our patients to deliver quality care.
Diversity is an action, inclusivity is cultural, and belonging is a feeling. My vision is to establish an environment where EDIIA is natural. It should not feel forced or cause resentment. It should be a bridge to unity and fairness, not a bridge to polarization. We all learn, teach, and care for patients together, so we owe it to each other and our patients to stand united. We are stronger together than apart.
I will also continue as your Collaborator Competency Lead. I look forward to weaving EDIIA into collaborative learning, teaching and practice between our MD program, the School of Nursing, and the School of Rehabilitation Therapy.
Please do not be a stranger. I have an open-door policy. I encourage you to drop by my office and say hello. I would appreciate hearing about your lived experience or ideas for change. I am also here if you need support or to speak with someone. My office is a safe space, and our conversations will always be confidential. My office is in The Nest, and I will be there most Mondays from noon until 16:00. I can also be reached at email@example.com
I look forward to walking with you on our journey.
Wiley Chung, MD, MHPE, FRCSC
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