Department of Medicine: Self-Study Report

External Review 2013-2018

In 2018, we embarked on a self-study as part of an external review commissioned by the Faculty of Medicine’s Dean’s Office. The external review is a wonderful opportunity to take stock of where we are, where we’d like to be, and to garner input on how to get there.

Over the last five years, the Department of Medicine has focused on reassessment and renewal with a spotlight on five key areas:

  1. Enhancing diversity, equity and professionalism;
  2. The added value of the Department to its faculty members and hospitals;
  3. Divisional support, particularly for residency training;
  4. Cross-departmental communication and branding; and
  5. Transparency of our processes and decision-making.

The Department of Medicine is made up of an exceptional group of physicians, scientists, educators, innovators, staff and trainees. We attract learners and faculty who are inherently highly motivated to contribute to patient care. As a result, I believe the most important role of the Chair and the leadership team is to break down barriers to the success of these individuals—to serve as catalysts, champions and facilitators. I believe that our collective work over the past five years is doing just that.

I invite you to read the self-study reports to learn more about the achievements, successes and challenges we’ve faced as a department over the last five years.

Dr. Gillian Hawker
Sir John and Lady Eaton Professor and Chair of Medicine

About the Department of Medicine

Our mission is to prepare future physician leaders, contribute to our communities and improve the health and healthcare experiences of individuals and populations through the discovery, application, translation and communication of knowledge.

Our vision is to meaningfully impact health through international leadership in education, research and the translation of new knowledge into better care and health outcomes.

Fast Facts: DoM in 2018

  • 789 full-time and 652 part-time and adjunct faculty members
  • 36% clinician teachers and 48% clinician investigators or scientists
  • 39% full time faculty are female (36% in 2013)
  • 45% DoM leaders are female and 30% identify as visible minorities (26% and 10.5% in 2013)
  • $185.448 million in research funding (2017)
  • 23,607 peer-reviewed publications and 245,770 citations in last 5 years
  • 1,004 postgraduate trainees (740 in 2013): 250 in Internal Medicine (PGY1–4), 142 in our PGY1 entry programs, 152 PGY4–PGY6 subspecialty trainees, and 460 fellows (441 clinical and 19 research)

Quick Links

Chair’s Column: The Department’s Five-Year Review