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  • Transforming Health Sciences Education with Radical Collaboration

    Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2023
    Time: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
    Event Type: Educational

    The health workforce is under enormous pressure. ‘Business as usual’ is no longer an option. Dr. Jane Philpott, Dean, Health Sciences at Queen’s University, will share her perspective on what the health workforce of the future looks like, and how academic institutions have an essential role in driving innovation in health sciences education. Her talk will outline how curricular changes, community engagement, and radical collaboration across professions can be tools for building a better health workforce and more effective health systems.

    Following Dr. Philpott’s address, we will have a short panel discussion, featuring several primary care physicians within our community to discuss their Perspectives on the Primary Care Crisis.

    About Dr. Jane Philpott

    Dr. Jane Philpott is the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Director of the School of Medicine at Queen’s University, and CEO of the Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization. She is a medical doctor, a Professor of Family Medicine, and former Member of Parliament. Prior to politics, Jane spent the first decade of her medical career in Niger, West Africa. She was a family doctor in Markham-Stouffville for 17 years, and became Chief of Family Medicine at Markham Stouffville Hospital in 2008. From 2015 to 2019, she served as federal Minister of Health, Minister of Indigenous Services, President of the Treasury Board, and Minister of Digital Government. She is currently the Chair of the Ontario Health Data Council, Vice-Chair of the Ontario Life Sciences Council, and was recently appointed as a Commissioner to the Global Commission on Drug Policy.