Promotion Process

September - December

Mandatory workshops are held for promotion candidates and their promotion mentors.

Workshops for candidates going forward for July 1, 2018 will be held on Nov. 16, 2016 from 8-10 am and Dec. 7, 2016 from 3-5 pm in the Helliwell Centre classrooms 025/026, Wightman-Berris Academy at Toronto General Hospital.

Candidates meet with their assigned promotion mentors 

January

Hospital physicans-in-chiefs (PICs) confirm their candidates and submit lists to the University of Toronto (U of T), Department of Medicine (DoM).

February – April

Candidates submit their promotion documents to their hospital promotion administrators. See submission deadlines.

April – August

Internal, external, and student referee letters are solicited by U of T, DoM.

Promotion dossiers are compiled for review by the U of T DoM Promotion Committee.

September – November 

U of T DoM Promotion and Teaching Effectiveness Committees meet to review candidate dossiers. Candidates may be asked to submit additional materials. The DoM Promotion Commitee makes a final recommendation regarding each candidate to the DoM Chair.

December

DoM Chair advises the candidate, PIC and department division director (DDD) of DoM Promotion Committee final recommendations. Those recommended for promotion are sent for review by the Faculty of Medicine (FoM) Decanal Promotions Commitee.

January – March

FoM Decanal Promotion Committee deliberates recommendations and advises the Dean and Provost.

April

Appeals heard on deferral of academic promotion for clinical faculty.

May-June

DoM Chair notifies candidate, PIC and DDD of outcome. Provostial confirmation of promotion confirmed in writing to candidate.

July 1

Promotion takes effect.

Department of Medicine Promotions Committee (Chair: Dr. Susan George) 

Department of Medicine Teaching Effectiveness Committee for Promotion (Chair: Dr. Martin Schreiber) 

Decanal Promotion Committee (Chair: Dr. Mary Jane Esplen) 

Promotion Mentors

Mentors are chosen by each hospital to guide candidates through the promotion process and assist with preparing their documents. Each hospital has at least one mentor for each of research, CPA, and teaching.

As a candidate for promotion, it is critical that you frame your accomplishments in a logical and compelling way in order to be successful. You are being asked to draft a submission that contains a mixture of structured and free form content. Both are important. You will likely need support in determining how to best do this, which is why we strongly encourage ongoing discussions with your promotion and other mentors. 

 

Hospital

Area of Expertise

Mentors

Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care

Creative Professional Activity (CPA)/Research /Teaching/Education Gary Naglie  

Sinai Health System -University Health Network-Toronto Rehab Institute

Teaching/CPA in education advisor Robert Silver  
CPA advisor Stephen Lapinsky  
Research advisor Pamela Goodwin  

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Teaching/CPA in education advisor Anita Rachlis  
CPA advisor Maureen Trudeau  
Research advisor Don Redelmeier  

St. Michael's Hospital

Teaching/CPA in education advisors

Larry Leiter

Sharon Straus

Bernadette Garvey

Marc Goldstein

Shaun Goodman

Tony Graham

Bob Hyland

Robert Josse

Stephen Hwang

CPA advisors

Tony Graham

Robert Hyland

Stephen Hwang
Research advisors

Sharon Straus

Bernadette Garvey

Marc Goldstein

Robert Josse

Shaun Goodman

Richard Gilbert

Stephen Hwang

Women's College Hospital

Hospital promotion mentor Paula Harvey  
Teaching/CPA in education advisor Catherine Kelly  
CPA advisor Anna Day  
Research advisor Paula Rochon  

Appeals

There are two possible grounds for appeal:

  1. Procedures have not been properly followed
  2. Scholarship, teaching, and service of the candidate have not been evaluated fully or fairly

The process is outlined in Section 29 of the University of Toronto Policy and Procedures Governing Promotions1980, and more fully in the Grievance Procedure, Article 7 of the Memorandum of Agreement Between the Governing Council and the University of Toronto Faculty Association, 2006. Clinical faculty should also refer to the Policy for Clinical Faculty, 2004, and the Procedures Manual for Policy for Clinical Faculty, 2013.

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