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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, it is our vision that 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 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

Karen Schultz, BSc, MD, CCFP, FCFP

Associate Dean,   Postgraduate Medical Education

Welcome to the Postgraduate Medical Education Office.  As the Associate Dean for Postgraduate Medical Education, I oversee the education of our residents and the accreditation of the postgraduate programs at Queen's University.  Our office team is dedicated to providing a variety of services and resources to our learners and programs in a welcoming and supportive environment.

If you have any questions for our team, please do not hesitate to contact them directly.  I also welcome your questions and comments and can be emailed through my Assistant, Christine McCallum.

Karen Schultz, BSc, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education


To contact the Postgraduate Medical Education by phone, please dial one of the following:
613.533.2543 - Postgraduate Medical Education Office main line
613.533.6000 - Queen's University automated switchboard, followed by the individual extension number listed below


Assessment and Evaluation Extension
Laura McEwen, PhD
Director, Assessment and Evaluation 
The Director, Assessment and Evaluation collaborates with faculty members and residents to design, develop, and research the implementation of competency-based assessment systems. She also works with educational leadership to develop policy and processes to support innovation in competency-based assessment and program evaluation.   74918
Administration Extension
Jordan Sinnett
Program Manager
The Program Manager oversees the operations of the PGME Office.  She is also available to meet with residents to discuss transfers and other resident issues. 75431
Leslie Barroso
Registration Coordinator
The Registration Coordinator is responsible for registering new and returning residents and Clinical Fellows and updating their training status.  She works closely with the CPSO, CMPA, and a variety of other agencies and embassies. 77046

Amanda Villeneuve
Office Assistant

The Office Assistant provides support to visitors and responds to general inquiries.  She is responsible for credentials verification and administers the resident awards program. 32543
Denise Jones
Program Coordinator
The Program Coordinator organizes all postgraduate educational events including conferences, workshops, educational programming, and OSCEs.  The Program Coordinator provides administrative support for the Clinician Investigator Program and the MD/PhD and MD/Master's program. She also coordinates the annual CaRMS process. 79325
Christine McCallum
Administrative & Financial Coordinator
The Administrative and Financial Coordinator is responsible for providing administrative support to the Associate Dean and for coordinating the financial systems associated with the administration and operations of the Department.  She also coordinates special events including convocation. 78831
Jen Railer
Program Coordinator
Jen supports the Faculty Leads for Competency-Based Medical Education and Educational Scholarship.  She also coordinates PGME special events.  
Karen Spilchen
Accreditation Program Coordinator
The Accreditation Program Coordinator works closely with all postgraduate programs to coordinate accreditation activities.  This includes both internal and external reviews and on-site accreditation visits. She also coordinates various committee meetings including the Postgraduate Medical Education Committee, PGY 1,  Subspecialty Committee meetings, the Resident Advisory Committee and the Education Advisory Board. 78105
Marketing and Recruitment  Extension
Nicholas Snider
Director, Marketing and Recruitment 
The Director of Recruitment and Marketing works closely with residency programs to develop projects and initiatives designed to successfully recruit top prospective residents to Queen's.  He also works with the Associate Dean on special projects and is responsible for postgraduate communications including website development and maintenance. 77579
Resident Health and Wellness Extension
Melissa Andrew, MD, MEd, FRCPC
Director of Resident Wellness
The Director of Resident Wellness provides assistance to residents who encounter personal and academic difficulties in their program and offers counselling in a confidential and welcoming environment.