Committees

Residency Program Committee (RPC)

The Pediatrics Residency Program Committee (RPC) assists the Program Director in the planning, organization, and supervision of all aspects of the pediatric training program. All other committees within the program report to the RPC.

Terms of Reference (September 2019)

Contact:
Alessandra Tedeschi, Student Affairs Advisor | pediatrics-residency.med [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Members Role(s) / Representatives
Dr. Evelyn Constantin Chair
Director, Pediatrics Residency Program
Dr. Elisa Ruano Cea Assistant Director, Pediatrics Residency Program
CBME Lead
Dr. Holly Agostino Mentorship and Career Counselling Representative
Dr. Najma Ahmed Subspecialty Representative
Dr. Shirley Blaichman Community Pediatrics Representative
Dr. Mylene Dandavino Inpatient Services Representative
Dr. Matthew Donlan Clinical Teaching Lead Representative
Dr. Tanya Di Genova PICU Representative
Dr. Daniel Faucher NICU-MCH Representative
Dr. Anne-Marie Gosselin Emergency Medicine Representative
Dr. Lajos Kovacs NICU-JGH Representative
Dr. Preetha Krishnamoorthy UGME Representative
Dr. Catherine Millar Inpatient Education Representative
Dr. Michelle Ryan Simulation Lead Representative
Dr. Pia Wintermark Research Representative
Dr. David Zielinski Subspecialty Representative
Dr. David D’Arienzo Chief Resident
Dr. Rosie Dion Chief Resident
Dr. Sophia Stattmiller Site Chief
TBD R1 Representative
Dr. Lara Berliner R2 Representative
Dr. Cassandre Tetu R3 Representative
Dr. Camille Duranceau R4 Representative
Liaison Members Role
Dr. Michael Shevell Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
Dr. Richard Gosselin Competence and Promotions Chair
Dr. Yohan Couture Gatineau
Dr. Suzanne Malaab Val D'Or
Dr. Armand Aalamian Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education

Competence Promotions Committee

This committee assists the Program Director with the following responsibilities: review dossiers of residents experiencing academic or professionalism-related difficulties, as identified by ITERs, medical students evaluations of teaching performance or supervisors;   mandate remediation and/or probationary programs, as per McGill’s Postgraduate Medical Education rules of Evaluation and Promotion; monitor progress of residents with academic difficulties; and Review and approve CITER and FITER reports prepared by the Program Director. 

Terms of Reference (December 2018)

Contact:
Alessandra Tedeschi, Student Affairs Advisor | pediatrics-residency.med [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Member Role
Dr. Richard Gosselin Chair
Dr. Evelyn Constantin Director, Pediatric Residency Program
Dr. Laurie Plotnick Department Education Leadership Committee (DELC)
Dr. Veronique Morinville Former Program Director
Dr. Elisa Ruano Cea Competence by Design Lead
Dr. Lajos Kovacs JGH Representative
Dr. Samar El-Tarazi Community Representative
Dr. Mohammed El-Sherbiny External Member

Selection Committee

This committee assists the Program Director and the RPC with the selection of candidates applying for positions in the Pediatric Residency Program (entry level or otherwise).  This involves specifically application reviews, selection for and performance of interviews. This committee is also responsible for reviewing the updating the selection process on an ongoing bases in order to ensure that our process is evidence-informed and designed to select for the values, attributes, and skills that align with our program.

Contact:
Dalia Sanzo, Administrative and Student Affairs CoorindatorStudent Affairs Advisor | pediatrics-residency2.med [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Member Role
Dr. Najma Ahmed Chair
Dr. Evelyn Constantin Director, Pediatrics Residency Program
Dr. Elisa Ruano Cea Assistant Director, Pediatrics Residency Program
Dr. David D'Arienzo Chief Resident
Dr. Rosie Dion Chief Resident
Dr. Louise Auger  
Dr. David Zielinski  
Dr. Tiscar Cavalle  
Dr. Catherine Millar  
Dr. Shuvo Ghosh  

Competence-by-Design Steering Committee

The CBD Steering committee mandate is to support and guide the McGill Pediatrics residency Program in its transition and implementation of Competency Based Medical Education (CBME) and Competency By Design (CBD), ensuring alignment with the RCPSC and McGill PGME requirements.

Contact:
Alessandra Tedeschi, Student Affairs Advisor | pediatrics-residency.med [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Members Role(s)
Dr. Evelyn Constantin Director, Pediatrics Residency Program
Dr. Elisa Ruano Cea Chair of Committee
Assistant Director, Pediatrics Residency Program
Diana Gorea Committee Administrator
Dr. Laurie Plotnick Associate Chair (Education)
Dr. Evelyn Constantin CBD Consultant
Dr. Mylene Dandavino General Pediatrics Faculty Representative (in-patient practice)
Dr. June Ortenberg General Pediatrics Faculty Representative (out-patient practice)
Dr. David Zielinski Subspecialty Faculty Representative

Ariel Chackowicz

Resident Representative
Cassandre Tetu Resident Representative
David D'Arienzo Resident Representative
Rosie Dion Resident Representative

Advanced Pediatrics Committee

The General Pediatrics Fellowship Committee supervises and coordinates the training of fellows in the various General Pediatrics Fellowships, which currently include Academic Pediatrics, Pediatric Complex Care, Social Pediatrics, Neonatal Follow-up, Gender Variance, and International Neonatal Medicine.

Responsibilities of this committee include:

  1. Address crosscutting pedagogical, administrative and scheduling issues (i.e. call requirements for fellows, common protected teaching sessions, recruitment of new trainees) shared by all the General Pediatrics fellowships.
  2. Review the academic progress of General Pediatrics fellows in training, make recommendations for remediation or termination for General Pediatrics fellows in academic difficulty, and confirm satisfactory completion of training at the end of fellowship.
  3. Review individual Fellowship Reports, including program descriptions and learning objectives, prior to submission to the Pediatrics Residency Program and McGill University every 2 years (as required by McGill University).
  4. Review requests for new General Pediatrics Fellowships as they arise and advise on strategies to help build new fellowship programs.
  5. Address work and union issues, as they relate to fellowship education and training.

Contact:
Dalia Sanzo, Administrative and Student Affairs Coordinator | pediatrics-residency2.med [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Member Role
Dr. Catherine Nolin Chair
Fellowships Administrative Director
Dr. Evelyn Constantin Director, Pediatrics Residency Program
Dr. Hema Patel Complex Care Fellowship Program Director
Dr. Elise Couture Neonatal Follow-Up Fellowship Program Director
Dr. Gillian Morantz Social Pediatrics Fellowship Program Director
Dr. Geoffrey Dougherty General Pediatrics Division Director
Dr. Elisa Ruano Cea Assistant Director, Pediatrics Residency Program
Dr. Mylene Dandavino Academic Pediatrics Fellowship Program Director
Dr. Therese Perreault International Neonatal Medicine Fellowship Program Director
Dr. Shuvo Ghosh Gender Variance Fellowship Director
To be elected APC Resident Representative

Rotation Coordinators Committee

This committee consists of rotation coordinators representing the 40+ rotations offered as part of the pediatrics program. The committee meets three times per year to review common issues that arise across rotations.

Contact:
Dalia Sanzo, Administrative and Student Affairs Coordinator | pediatrics-residency2.med [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Rotation Coordinator Rotation
Dr. Suzanne Macdonald Adolescent Medicine
Dr. Reza Alizadehfar Allergy and Immunology
Dr. P. Ingelmo Anesthesia
Dr. Preetha Krishnamoorthy UGME
Dr. Tiscar Cavallee Cardiology
Dr. D. Blaichman Community Pediatrics
Dr. Sara Long-Gagne Complex Care Service
Dr. Fatemeh Jafarian Dermatology
Dr. Shuvo Ghosh Developmental Pediatrics
Dr. Anne-Marie Gosselin Emergency Medicine
Dr. Helen Bui Endocrinology and Metabolism
Dr. Najma Ahmed Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Dr. D. Laura Russell Medical Genetics
Dr. Catherine Vezina Hematology-Oncology
Dr. Hema Patel Medical Day Hospital
Dr. Christos Karatzios Infectious Diseases
Dr. L. Kovacs NICU/Newborn Nursery - JGH
Dr. Indra Gupta Nephrology
Dr. Genevieve Legault Neurology
Dr. I. Simard-Tremblay  
Dr. Andrea Gorgos Newborn Nursery - MCH
Dr. Daniel Faucher NICU - MCH
Dr. June Ortenberg Pediatric Consultation Centre (PCC)
Dr. Tayna DiGenova PICU
Dr. L. Carpineta Radiology
Dr. Adam Shapiro Respirology
Dr. Sarah Campillo Rheumatology
Dr. Geoffrey Dougherty Social Pediatrics
Dr. Kenneth Shaw General Surgery
Dr. Mylene Dandavino Wards
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