Medical education is constantly being modified to reflect the dynamic nature of healthcare, literature, technological advancements and the needs of the students. As VP Education, I communicate student concerns and opinions with respect to medical education and curricular changes to the faculty. Part of my advocacy work includes representing the student body in curriculum committees including MD Program Curriculum Committee, Hospital University Education Committee, and Student Assessment and Standards Committee (SASC). I also co-chair the Student Education Committee (SEC) to ensure collaboration amongst different student representatives. Additionally, I co-lead educational programs like the MD Longitudinal Academic Mentorship Program (LAMP) and Career Chats with the Office of Health Professions Student Affairs (OHPSA) to assist students in their educational journey. Lastly, I support students in curriculum development projects and ensure that their ideas put forth do not go unnoticed.
VP Education Sr.
Cozy Sunday morning movies. Warm late afternoon summer golf. Singing show-tunes in the car on long road trips. This is who I am outside of my professional persona.
I come from a clinical background as a pharmacist. I am passionate about healthcare, and I am a naturally curious person. I like to get involved in many different initiatives. I believe that the opportunity to have our student voice heard is imperative to continually improving the undergraduate medical curriculum.
My goals in this role is ensure that all the voices of all the students in the undergraduate medical program are heard and represented in faculty decisions. We have such a unique ability and opportunity to be able to shape the program and continually improve it and I want to make sure this privilege is not squandered.
Year Plan and Goals
Reasons to Contact Me
Please do not hesitate to reach out if:
1) You have questions/concerns about the medical curriculum
2) You have ideas for curriculum development or a need support on an ongoing project
3) You have experienced mistreatment or discrimination with respect to medical education
Governance Restructure Pod (member)
VP Education Jr.
Hi everyone! My name is Sofia (she/her) and I am the VP Education Jr this year. I did my undergrad at McMaster and am currently in my first year at UofT med! A fun fact about me is that I play the viola (think big violin) and completed minor in music in my undergrad.
Year Plans and Goals
This year, we are working with faculty and other student council leaders to address key student concerns with current elements of the curriculum, such as anatomy and HSR! We are also looking into how how we can better support students who were not able to successfully complete their pre-clerkship OSCE evaluation.
Reasons to Contact Me
If you have any feedback about any of your courses, faculty, or the general medicine curriculum that you think would be valuable to emphasize to the faculty (or even if you just want to chat!) don't hesitate to reach out to myself or Nicholas!
Governance Restructuring, MedSoc Retreat