News from Canada this week with the transformation of the Centre for Medical Education to the Institute of Health Sciences from the 1st May 2019.
The new Institute has an inclusive mandate that encompasses a range of academic disciplines and health care institutions.
McGill is now home to a new Institute of Health Sciences Education thanks to a motion approved by its Board of Governors in February.
The Institute, which replaces the existing Centre for Medical Education, is now an academic hiring and teaching unit that can provide graduate programs in health sciences education.
“Creating this Institute was a priority for the Faculty,” noted Dr. David Eidelman, Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at McGill. “I offer my congratulations to the many people whose hard work brought the concept of the Institute to fruition.”
The Institute has an inclusive mandate that encompasses the Faculty of Medicine’s health professions and biomedical sciences, with Institute members coming from a range of academic disciplines and health care institutions.
“I am thrilled about this news, which is a testament to the phenomenal work that our Centre members are doing,” said Dr. Yvonne Steinert, Director of the new Institute of Health Sciences Education. “This is a very exciting time for health sciences education at McGill, and we are eager to build on our success.”