"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel
Maya Angelou, American author and poet
Our goal in the Department of Medicine is to support the well-being of each member of our department, while taking actionable steps to identify and address systemic barriers and move towards an equitable society. We expect all members of our community to take responsibility for creating an inclusive and professional climate where faculty and trainees can reach their full potential. The three tenets of Wellness; Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI); and Mentorship are deeply related and our leadership team works closely to ensure these values are infused in every aspect of the DoM, to ultimately achieve a culture which attracts, welcomes, supports and promotes diverse talent throughout the academic lifecycle.
Vice-Chair, Culture and Inclusion
Dr. Umberin Najeeb is a clinician educator in the Department of Medicine, centre researcher at the Wilson Centre and staff internist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. She completed her medical training from University of Peshawar and an accelerated residency in Internal Medicine from University of Toronto (UofT) followed by Education Scholars Program from the Center of Faculty Development.