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 membership consists of:  all Entry Level program Directors (25); 2 representatives from Medical  Subspecialties; 2 representatives from Pediatric Subspecialties; up to 3 representatives of the Association of Residents of McGill; 1 representative from the Collège des médecins du Québec; the Hospital Directors of Education; the PGME Managers; the Assistant Deans PGME, the Directors of Accreditation and Core Competencies, Chair of the Faculty Postgraduate Promotions Committee, and the Curriculum and Assessment experts.  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:  7-8 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; the Associate Dean is an Ex-Officio, non-voting member 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 promotion 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 or by the Associate Dean which requires the withdrawal of a trainee from a training program, for academic or non-academic reasons.

Postgraduate Educational Enhancement Committee (PEEC): This Committee identifies educational priorities for residency training programs, develops and implements educational principles for PGME trainees based on the best evidence and innovative practices for enhanced residency education. PEEC makes decisions regarding the development and implementation of educational initiatives and programs that benefit PGME programs and trainees. Membership includes clinical and medical education leaders within McGill University. By integrating CanMEDS roles as well as educational principles of learner-centredness, lifelong learning, physician wellness, and social accountability, PEEC’s mission is to provide competency-based medical education that will result in better patient care outcomes. PEEC also comprises two subcommittees: (a) Curriculum and (b) Assessment and Program Evaluation. These Subcommittees ensure that educational activities, and assessment and evaluation practices are designed, developed, and reviewed in a coherent and coordinated fashion, consistent with accreditation standards and current educational principles for competency-based residency education.