Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine seeking Internal Medicine Faculty Lead – Objective Structured Clinical Examinations

May 30, 2018

The Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Toronto is seeking applicants for the position of Internal Medicine Faculty Lead – Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs). Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto is a dynamic and vibrant program, being central to the clinical care of complex patients at all of the major teaching hospitals affiliated with the University of Toronto. The Internal Medicine Program is the largest program within the Department of Medicine; the program encompasses three years of foundational and core training allowing trainees to enter medicine subspecialty programs or to enter a fourth year internal medicine program which focuses on preparing residents for independent practice as an internal medicine specialist.

The term of the Internal Medicine Faculty Lead – OSCEs is five years.  The Internal Medicine Faculty Lead – OSCEs main responsibility is to oversee the development of a robust level specific OSCE for Internal Medicine residents. The incumbent will plan all aspects of the PGY1-3 OSCE; this includes but is not limited to: examiner recruitment, developing scenarios, and analyzing results.  The Faculty Lead – OSCEs is also responsible for implementation of the PGY1 Entry Assessment; this assessment will ensure the IM program has a benchmark for how the PGY1s are performing.  The incumbent will be responsible for examiner recruitment/training, developing scenarios and providing the PD with an analysis of the results. 

The Internal Medicine Faculty Lead – OSCEs is a leadership position, highly valued and pivotal to the overall success of the educational mandate of the Internal Medicine Program and the Department of Medicine. The Internal Medicine Faculty Lead – OSCEs will report to the Internal Medicine Program Director (PD) who is responsible for the overall conduct, organization and accountability of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada’s Internal residency training program.

The ideal candidate is an Internist who is a respected clinical teacher and innovative leader with well-developed interpersonal and communication skills with an interest in education; experience developing clinical scenarios and planning examinations is an asset.

Applicants must have a full-time clinical academic appointment at the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto. Applicants must hold be a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Internal Medicine Specialist or be eligible for certification in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and licensure in Ontario.  The Internal Medicine Faculty Lead – OSCEs will receive an annual stipend from the Department of Medicine and may negotiate further salary support from the clinical site practice plan.

Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 9:00AM.  Should you be interested in this opportunity, please forward an up-to-date curriculum vitae and letter of intent to Dr. Jeannette Goguen, Internal Medicine Program Director, c/o Janine Hubbard (

If you wish to discuss this opportunity further with the Internal Medicine Program Director, please contact Dr. Jeannette Goguen (

The Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto is one of the oldest and largest in North America with over 700 full-time faculty members distributed across six fully-affiliated teaching hospitals and the University campus. The Department is comprised of19 Divisions, and approximately 800 postgraduate trainees and fellows. It is the largest research entity in Canada supported by more than $170 million in research funds. For more information about the Department of Medicine, please visit our website.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.