Mississauga Academy of Medicine
The Mississauga Academy of Medicine (MAM) was established in 2011 as a partnership between the University and Trillium Health Partners (THP), and saw 54 medical learners (Y1) in its first year. It now hosts 216 learners of the 1,000+ collective learners from the 4-yr MD Program between the THP hospital sites and University of Toronto Mississauga campus. The students spend the majority of their first three years in Mississauga (Years 1 and 2 on campus and Year 3 at THP), where students experience a wide range of clinical practice in numerous health care settings. Final year learners are more dispersed as they participate in electives across the country.
The partnership has developed into a strong collaborative and complementary relationship, which optimizes support for MD Program learners across all four years of their training in the clinical-based umbrella of the Mississauga Academy of Medicine.
Dr. Alison Freeland, Associate Dean, Mississauga Campus
Dr. Alison Freeland’s commitment to education and leadership has been a consistent theme throughout her accomplished career. She joined the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto in June 2015, and is also a Psychiatrist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Dr. Freeland currently holds the position of Vice President, Education and Academic Affairs and Chief & Medical Director, Mental Health at Trillium Health Partners (THP).
Her clinical work is focused on providing care to people with serious mental illness and addictions. She has a passion to shape the future generation of health care providers to ensure the continued health and wellness of the Mississauga community and beyond.
Dr. Sarah McClennan, Academy Director
Dr. Sarah McClennan, an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, has held the Academy Director role since 2017 and has been a Staff Emergency Medicine Physician at Trillium Health Partners since 2008. She has previously held a variety of leadership positions to encourage teaching, research, education, and the effective implementation of clinical programs and services. Her goal is to engage with medical students to develop a curiosity and passion for lifelong learning, and to encourage a collaborative learning environment where teaching is valued and promoted.