Department of Medicine seeking Program Director, Emergency Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine

Feb 15, 2021
All day

Assistant /Associate / Full Professor – Program Director, Emergency Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine

The Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Toronto is seeking applicants for the position of Residency Program Director, Emergency Medicine. The Division offers one of the largest training programs in Emergency Medicine in Canada (50 residents); faculty members are national and international leaders in education and research.  Applicants must be eligible for a full-time clinical academic appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor at the University of Toronto. Successful completion of the Continuing Faculty Appointment Review (CFAR) is required.  The term of the Emergency Medicine Program Director (PD) appointment is five years with the possibility of one renewal following a successful review. Effective start date is July 1, 2021, or an alternative date as mutually agreed on with a transition/mentorship period prior to the start date.

The Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto is a dynamic and vibrant division, being central to the clinical care of complex patients at all of the major teaching hospitals affiliated with the University of Toronto. Trainees and faculty in the two adult (Department of Medicine & Department of Family and Community Medicine) and one pediatric divisions of Emergency Medicine collaborate in education and research endeavours.

The Emergency Medicine PD is a leadership position, highly valued and pivotal to the overall success of the Division and the Department. The Emergency Medicine PD is responsible for the overall conduct, organization and accountability of the Royal College Emergency Medicine residency training program. The PD is supported by an assistant PD and reports jointly to the Vice-Chair, Education or his/her designate and the Departmental Division Director. The PD is also accountable to the Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education.

The ideal candidate is a respected clinical teacher and innovative leader with well-developed interpersonal and communication skills with an interest in education scholarship. A solid track record of scholarship and innovation would be a strong asset. S/he will ensure that residents are able to achieve the competencies of Emergency Medicine and that they are thoroughly prepared for their Royal College examinations and future careers as Emergency Medicine Specialists.

Applicants must hold an MD degree, be a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Emergency Medicine Specialist or be eligible for certification in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and licensure in Ontario. The preferred hospital site for the Program Director’s clinical activities will be negotiated with the successful candidate and be one of the following fully-affiliated University sites:  Sinai Health Systems, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (SHSC), St. Michael’s Hospital or University Health Network. The Program Director for Emergency Medicine will receive an annual stipend from the Department of Medicine in the amount of $75,000 plus HST. The PD will have support from a full-time administrative assistant and use team workspace within the Department of Medicine.

Applications will be accepted until February 15, 2021.  Should you be interested in this opportunity, please forward a letter of interest and up-to-date curriculum vitae to Dr. Arno Kumagai, Vice Chair Education c/o  Note – the letter of intent should not only outline your strengths and leadership skills as they relate to this position but describe your vision for the program.   If you wish to discuss this opportunity further, please contact the Department Division Director Dr. Anil Chopra at or the current Program Director, Dr. Nazanin Meshkat at

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto is one of the oldest and largest in North America with over 700 full-time faculty members distributed across six fully-affiliated teaching hospitals and the University campus. The Department is comprised of 19 Divisions, and approximately 800 postgraduate trainees and fellows. It is the largest research entity in Canada supported by more than $170 million in research funds. For more information about the Department of Medicine, please visit our website at: