Boards and committees

Boards and Committees

Faculty Postgraduate Education Committee: The primary aim of the Committee is to ensure a high standard of academic excellence in the McGill Postgraduate training programs.

The Faculty Postgraduate Education Committee is a standing committee of the Faculty of Medicine that coordinates Postgraduate Education in all recognized programs, be they:

  1. Royal College Specialty Residency Programs
  2. Family Medicine Residency Programs

The Faculty PGEC Full includes:

  1. Associate Dean, PGME (Chair)
  2. Assistant Dean, PGME (non-voting)
  3. Dean, Faculty of Medicine: Ex-Officio (non-voting)
  4. Assistant Dean Distributed Medical Education (non-voting)
  5. Assistant Dean Outaouais (non-voting)
  6. Assistant Dean, Accreditation, PGME (non-voting)
  7. Assistant Dean, Resident Affairs (non-voting)
  8. Curriculum Lead, PGME (non-voting)
  9. Assessment Lead, PGME (non-voting)
  10. Representative from the Collège des Médicins du Québec (non- voting)
  11. Three resident representatives (selected by ARM) (voting)
  12. Program Directors (or delegates) representing the residency programs.(voting)
  13. Directors of Education or delegates of the major teaching institutions (MUHC, CIUSSS Centre Ouest, CIUSS Ouest de l’Ile). (non-voting)
  14. Guests from affiliated organizations will be invited to meetings as needed at the discretion of the Chair. (non-voting)

  The responsibilities of the Faculty Postgraduate Education Committee include:

  1. Establishment of general policies of residency education.
  2. Establishment and maintenance of appropriate liaison mechanisms with Directors of the integrated residency programs and the administrators of affiliated institutions.
  3. Internal review of all residency programs.
  4. Establishment and supervision of policies for the selection, evaluation, promotion and dismissal of residents in all programs.
  5. Establishment and maintenance of an appeal mechanism for matters related to Postgraduate Medical and Education promotion decisions.
  6. Assurance of a proper educational environment, free of harassment and intimidation with mechanisms available to deal with such issues.
  7. Establishment of policies to ensure proper resident supervision.
  8. Development of the teaching of CanMeds roles within residency programs.
  9. Promotion of faculty development opportunities.

Terms of Reference FPGEC - click here


PGME Advisory Committee: In addition to the Associate Dean, membership includes all PGME Senior MD Directors and Assistant Deans, representation from Undergraduate Medical Education, one Royal College Program Director, one Family Medicine Program Director, one Resident Representative, the Associate Director of Educational Services, and a member from the PGME Managers.  The primary role is advisory to the PGME Associate Dean and the FPGEC committee. Specifically, it will be consulted for:

  1. PGME strategic planning (e.g. policies and procedures for structure, processes and outcomes, retreats, and academic activities through the PGME office)
  2. Program evaluation and quality improvement issues for programs
  3. Research in PGME
  4. Decisions to be made by the PGME office e.g. stipends, annual PGME budget and resource allocation.
  5. Other issues brought forward by the PGME office

Terms of Reference Advisory committee - click here

Faculty Postgraduate Promotions Committee: The Faculty Postgraduate Promotions Committee is a standing committee which reports to the Associate Dean for Postgraduate Education. Membership voting members: 5-8 senior members of Faculty who have a good knowledge of the PGME training objectives, the rotation structure and the evaluation process, one of whom Chairs the Committee; 1 resident representative; Ex oficio non voting members: the Associate Dean, , Academic Leads in Curriculum and Assessment and the Recording Secretary. A primary role of this Committee is to monitor the evaluation and promotion process, and to ensure that residents and fellows are treated in a just and fair manner. The Committee can review the entire record of any trainee who is in academic or non-academic difficulty, including professionalism issues. All remediation and probation decisions must be approved by the Faculty Postgraduate Promotions Committee. The Committee will review the entire record of any trainee who has been engaged in unprofessional, unethical, inappropriate or criminal behaviour. It can require the withdrawal of a trainee from a training program for academic or non-academic reasons. The Associate Dean can make and approve promotion and probation decisions as well as suspend trainees, pending ratification by the Faculty Postgraduate Promotions Committee. The Committee must review and approve any decision taken by a Program Promotions Committee/Competence Committee or by the Associate Dean which requires the withdrawal of a trainee from a training program, for academic or non-academic reasons.

Terms of Reference FPPC - click here

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