Faculty information

Teaching and employment opportunities at the Mississauga Academy of Medicine

Physician teaching

Are you a physician interested in teaching at the Mississauga Academy of Medicine? There are a variety of teaching options (small group tutorial, seminar, or lecture) for each year in the various courses.  Please review the following document for more information:

2022-23 Undergraduate Teaching Opportunities in Mississauga

Trillium Health Partners (THP) Education Faculty Orientation Handbook

This handbook is intended to serve as a primary resource for all THP Faculty to leverage when looking for information on various topics ranging from connecting with the Education Office, and the Mississauga Campus Team, teaching opportunities, accessing teaching scores, obtaining a faculty appointment, simulation, awards, polices, supports for students, etc.

This handbook can be accessed through THPs intranet page.  * Should you be accessing this remotely, THP VPN is required.

Please contact the Academy Director Dr. Sarah McClennan for more information.

Research and Quality Improvement

MAM medical students are keenly interested in becoming involved in your scholarly projects, including research and quality improvement. For more information, please visit the Research Opportunities at MAM page.

Assistant Invigilators

If you are a current University of Toronto graduate or post-graduate student and are interested in becoming an Assistant Invigilator for the Mississauga Academy of Medicine, please send a resume with a cover letter by email to Elizabeth Day.

Foundations Curriculum

The preclerkship curriculum was re-developed for Year 1 and 2 students beginning in 2017-2018. For more information about this curriculum, please visit the Foundations Curriculum

Physician leads have been assigned to support various aspects of the Foundations Curriculum at the Mississauga Academy of Medicine. See below for contacts:

Physician Education Leadership

Dr. Sarah McClennan
Director, Mississauga Academy of Medicine

Dr. Robert Goldberg
Physician Lead, Faculty Development

Dr. Cindy Quinton
Physician Lead, Interprofessional Education and Education Innovation

Dr. Sujata Sikka
Physician Lead, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

Dr. Terence Tang
Physician Lead, Research and Quality

Clinical Skills Leads  

Year 1, Clinical Skills Site Lead, Credit Valley Hospital - Dr. Suleman Remtulla

Year 1, Clinical Skills Site Lead, Mississauga Hospital - Dr. Anu Joneja

Year 2, Clinical Skills Site Lead, Credit Valley Hospital - Dr. Shelley Kraus

Year 2, Clinical Skills Site Lead, Mississauga Hospital - Dr. Lori Coman-Wood

Foundations Curriculum Theme Leads

Site Coordinator, Ethics and Professionalism - Dr. Robert Boyko

Site Coordinator, Health in the Community (HC) - Dr. Wanda Szymonowicz

Site Coordinator, Skills, Competency, Observation, Reflection and Evaluation (SCORE) - Dr. Mini Joshipura

Health Sciences Research (HSR) - Dr. Sarah McClennan

Family Medicine Longitudinal Experience (FMLE) - fmle.recruit@utoronto.ca


Clerkship applies to the third and fourth year of the undergraduate medical education program, where the knowledge and skills from Foundations are applied in the practical context of the clinical setting.

For more information on teaching in clerkship, please contact Bryan Abankwah.

Clerkship Supervisors/Departments

Anesthesia (THP-CVH) - Dr. Christopher Flynn

Anesthesia (THP-MH) - Dr. Nitan Garg

Cardiac Health (THP-CVH) - Dr. Sumeet Gandhi

Children's Health (THP-CVH) - Dr. Nicholas Blanchette

Children's Health (THP-MH) - Dr. Katarzyna Gwiazda

Diagnostic Imaging (THP-CVH) - Dr. Karmdeep Guram

Diagnostic Imaging (THP-MH) - Dr. Niamh Coffee

Emergency Medicine (THP-CVH) - Dr. Michael Cohen

Emergency Medicine (THP-MH) - Dr. Sarah Stonehocker

Family Medicine (THP-CVH) - Dr. Azra Premji

Family Medicine (THP-MH) - Dr. Ruby Alvi

Family Medicine (THP-MH) - Dr. Jennifer Everson

Laboratory Medicine (THP-CVH & MH) - Dr. Harkiran Kaur

Medicine (THP-CVH) - Dr. Nazia Sharfuddin

Medicine (THP-CVH & MH) - Dr. Vincent Ki

Medicine (THP-MH) - Dr. Narendra Singh

Mental Health (THP-CVH & MH) - Dr. Ariel Shafro

Oncology (THP - CVH & MH) - Dr. Sarah Rauth

Ophthalmology (THP-CVH & MH) - Dr. Rahul Sharma

Otolaryngology (THP-CVH & MH) - Dr. Amandeep Grewal

Surgery - UG Program Lead (THP-CVH & MH) - Dr. Abdollah Behzadi

Surgery - Thoracic (THP-CVH) - Dr. Abdollah Behzadi

Surgery - Orthopaedic (THP-CVH) - Dr. Rajesh Chakravertty

Surgery - Orthopaedic (THP-MH) - Dr. Behzad Taromi

Surgery - Urology (THP-CVH) - Dr. Andrew Feifer

Surgery - Urology (THP-MH) - Dr. Toby Carnat

Surgery - General (THP-CVH) - Dr. Alana Hosein

Surgery - Neuro (THP-CVH & MH) - Dr. Sumit Jhas

Surgery - Cardiac (THP-CVH & MH) - Dr. Ting Zhang

Surgery - Plastic (THP-CVH & MH) - Dr. Barbara Jemec

Surgery - Vascular (THP-MH) - Dr. Ivica Vucemilo

Surgery - General (THP-MH) - Dr. Nathan Zilbert

Women's Health (THP-CVH) - Dr. Scott Tigert

Women's Health (THP-MH) - Dr. Carrie Ferguson

Faculty appointments

It would be expected that as you teach, you would begin or already be in the process of obtaining a faculty appointment with the University of Toronto. Information about the process for obtaining a faculty appointment can be found in this step-by-step guide to applying for a faculty appointment.

If you are already an affiliated Trillium Health Partners physician, please contact Kim Bradley who will help guide you through the process.

Direct teaching compensation program

Community physician tutors and seminar leaders who are not part of any practice plan may be compensated at the rate of $100 per hour for direct Mississauga Academy of Medicine student teaching time for tutorials and seminars required by the course curriculum as articulated in the course syllabus; inclusive of both university-based assignments and hospital-based assignments. 

Physicians are periodically approached with requests for assisting with other non-core curriculum activities - although physicians provide considerable value, there is no associated payment available for these valued contributions. 

When accepting a teaching assignment, it is the responsibility of the community physician to understand whether the assignment is considered to be mandatory curriculum and eligible for compensation. It is recommended that payment be discussed during recruitment. 

To set up or update payment information, please contact the Financial Officer as follows:

Tel: 905.569.4552
E-mail: utm.medfinance@utoronto.ca

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