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Postgraduate Committees

The Postgraduate Medical Education Committee (PGMEC) supports the Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education at Queen’s University in planning, organizing and evaluating all aspects of residency education. The Committee is responsible for developing appropriate policies and processes to oversee residency education; advocating for resources to facilitate and enhance residency education;  and, addressing social accountability within residency programs ensuring the needs of the population are served.

Download the PGMEC Terms of Reference here.

Core Committee  
Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education (Chair) Dr. Karen Schultz
Anatomical Pathology Program Director Dr. Christine Orr
Anesthesiology Program Director Dr. Marta Cenkowski
Cardiology Program Director Dr. Samir Hazra
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Dr. Amer Sapru
Clinician Investigator Program Director Dr. Anne Ellis
Critical Care  Program Director Dr. Paul Heffernan
Diagnostic Radiology Program Director Dr. Andrew Chung
Dr. Benjamin Kwan
Emergency Medicine Program Director Dr. Erin Brennan
Dr. Chris Evans
Family Medicine Program Director Dr. Brent Wolfrom
Family Medicine Enhanced Skills Program Director Dr. Meg Gemmill
FM / Anesthesia Program Coordinator Dr. Valerie McLeod
FM / Care of the Elderly Program Coordinator Dr. Christopher Frank
FM / Emergency Medicine Program Coordinator Dr. Matthew Stacey
Gastroenterology Program Director Dr. Mark Ropeleski
General Internal Medicine Program Director Dr. Stephen Montague
General Surgery Program Director Dr. Sarah Jones
Geriatric Psychiatry Dr. Maria Hussain
Hematology Program Director Dr. Janet Lui
Infectious Diseases Dr. Evan Wilson
Internal Medicine Program Director Dr. Stephen Gauthier
Dr. Sara Awad
Dr. Bikrampal Sidhu
Medical Oncology Program Director Dr. Francisco Vera Badillo
Nephrology Program Director Dr. Hasitha Welihinda
Neurology Program Director Dr. Lysa Lomax
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Program Director Dr. Marisa Horniachek
Ophthalmology Program Director Dr. Mark Bona
Orthopedic Surgery Program Director Dr. Davide Bardana
Pediatric Program Directors Dr. Kirk Leifso
Palliative Care Medicine Program Director Dr. Craig Goldie
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Program Director Dr. Sussan Askari
Psychiatry Program Director Dr. Eric Prost
Public Health and Preventive Medicine Program Director TBA
Radiation Oncology Program Director Dr. Martin Korzeniowski
Respirology Program Director Dr. Christina Liak
Rheumatology Program Director Dr. Marie Clements-Baker
Surgical Foundations Program Director Dr. Timothy Phillips
Dr. Sarah Jones
Urology Program Director TBA
Director, Resident Wellness Dr. Melissa Andrew
Assistant Dean, Distributed Medical Education Dr. Ruzica Jokic
Chief, Academic and Medical Affairs, Kingston Health Sciences Centre Chris Gillies
Director of Medical Administration, Providence Care Allison Philpot
Resident Representatives  
PARO Representative Dr. Bryce Chen
Dr. Rosy Fournier
Dr. Nimrit Bath
CFPC Resident Representative  
RCPSC Resident Representative  
Non-Voting Members  
Vice Dean, Education Dr. Richard van Wylick
EDI Faculty Lead, FHS  
Program Manager, Postgraduate Medical Education Jordan Sinnett
Accreditation Coordinator, Postgraduate Medical Education Karen Spilchen
Family Medicine - Kingston & 1000 Islands Site Director Dr. Kelly Howse
Family Medicine - Belleville/Quinte Site Director Dr. Nadia Knarr
Family Medicine - Peterborough/Kawartha Site Director Dr. Kim Curtin
Family Medicine - Bowmanville/Oshawa/Lakeridge Site Director Dr. Wei-Hsi Pang
Family Medicine - Indigenous Health Dr. Michael Green
Family Medicine - Global Health Dr. Eva Purkey
Family Medicine - Women's Health Dr. Rupa Patel
Medical Director, Academic Affairs - Lakeridge Health Corporation Dr. Randy Wax
Director, Assessment and Evaluation and Chair, Education Advisory Board Laura McEwen, PhD
Director, Marketing and Recruitment Nicholas Snider 
Chair, Resident Advisory Board  
Member of the Public Diane Kelly
RCPSC Program Administrator Genevieve Bureau
CFPC Program Administrator Laura McDiarmid
Educational Consultant Representative Lindsay Crawford
Queen's Resident Medical Education Committee Dr. Jessica Trier
EDI Resident Representatives Dr. Nikita Arora
Fellowship Education Advisory Committee  


Time (Location TBD)

September 14, 2022


October 13, 2022


November 23, 2022


December 15, 2022


January 11, 2023


February 16, 2023


March 23, 2023


April 20, 2023


May 17, 2023


June 22, 2023


The PGY1 Subcommittee of the Postgraduate Medical Education Committee (PGMEC) has been established to make recommendations to the PGMEC regarding affairs of the PGY1 programs.  The PGY1 Subcommittee will discuss several key topics including:

  • Queen's postgraduate quotas in the Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS)
  • curriculum review and development for the Core Academic Days
  • resident assignment and management for PGY1 required rotations

An updated Terms of Reference will be posted shortly.

The Resident Advisory Committee was established in August 2012 to provide a forum for resident engagement in policy and management decisions within the affiliated teaching hospitals.  Working collaboratively with hospital administration, the committee reports to the Postgraduate Medical Education Committee (PGMEC).

Resident Advisory Committee Terms of Reference

The Critical Care Medicine (CCM) Position Allocation Subcommittee reviews requests and makes recommendations to the CCM Training Program and the Associate Dean, PGME, on the annual allocation of trainees participating in CCM at Queen's University and at CCM designated training sites.

Download the Terms of Reference