Medical Education

The Division of General Internal Medicine (GIM) is central to teaching in the Department of Medicine. Our faculty members are active in teaching of medical students, residents, fellows and colleagues, and in educational leadership.


Members of the Division of GIM attend on multiple "teaching services" where, in addition to providing high-quality subspecialty care to our patients, we provide exemplary clinical supervision to medical (clerkship) students, core Internal Medicine residents, and "off-service" residents.  Our key teaching services Include:

  • Clinical Teaching Units (CTUs)
  • GIM Consultation Services
  • GIM Clinics

Some members of the Division have additional clinical and teaching responsibilities in:

  • Thrombosis Medicine
  • Preoperative Assessment
  • Obstetrical Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine (ICU)

In addition to clinical supervision, members of the Division of GIM are active participants in the pre-clerkship undergraduate medical curriculum.

Educational Leadership

Several members of the Division of GIM hold education leadership roles with the Department of Medicine, the Faculty of Medicine and nationally.

At McGill University, members of our Division hold the roles of: Assistant Dean for Faculty Development (Dr Michelle Elizov), Program Director for the Core Internal Medicine Training Program (Dr Ning-Zi Sun), Program Director for the General Internal Medicine Residency Program (Dr Patrick Willemot), and Program Director for the AFC in Thrombosis (Dr Maral Koolian). Dr Beth Cumming was Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education 2016-2019.

The Division is very active with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). At least 6 of our division members are active examiners for the internal medicine oral exam.  Dr Thomas Maniatis is Chair of the Internal Medicine Specialty Committee and Dr Beth-Ann Cummings is Chair of the General Internal Medicine Examination Board.

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