Co-Chair, Core Internal Medicine Accreditation Task Force, Department of Medicine

Jun 11, 2021
All day

The Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Toronto is seeking applicants for the position of Resident Co-Chair, Core Internal Medicine Accreditation Task Force (AC Task Force). The Co-Chairs, of the AC Task Force will establish the AC Task force membership and work plan and ensure the Task Force is a safe environment where resident and faculty input are confidential while meeting the milestones of the work plan.  

The Resident Co-Chair, AC Task Force will report to the Executive Committee of the Department of MedicineThe term of the Resident Co-Chair, AC Task Force is one year, with potential for renewal for an additional year.  Effective start date is June 2021 or an alternative date as mutually agreed.

The Department of Medicine recognizes diversity and inclusion as cornerstones to excellence in both academic and clinical realms. The Resident Co-Chair must be a resident in good standing who will be either a Core Internal Medicine (IM) Resident in their PGY2, PGY3 year or a PGY4 resident in IM effective July 1, 2021. Current and past Chief Medical Residents are not eligible for this position as the administrative role of the Chief Medical Resident poses a potential conflict of interest.

The Resident Co-Chair, AC Task Force will be a full-time resident appointed to the Department of Medicine.  The ideal candidate is an effective communicator and is a committed advocate for improving the resident learning experience. S/he is supportive, collaborative, assertive, and approachable and has demonstrated leadership experience/potential.

The incumbent will work alongside the Faculty Co-Chair; together they will be responsible for:

  • Selecting the members of the AC Task Force;
  • Establishing the Task Force work plan;
  • Chairing the meetings of the Task Force;
  • Ensuring the Task Force meets the milestones of the work plan (see Task Force Terms of Reference);
  • Ensuring that the Task Force is a safe environment;
  • Ensuring individual resident input is kept strictly confidential and that information is reported in an aggregate manner, which will ensure individual residents cannot be identified; and,
  • Developing a communication plan for the Task Force’s work with particular attention to communication with the residents in the program, the RPC, departmental leadership and PGME.

The AC Task Force will be provided administrative support so as to minimize disruption to the members’ training and clinical/academic activities. The IM Program will provide the Resident Co-Chair, AC Task Force flexible, protected time to enable participation in task force activities. It is anticipated that the time commitment will be greatest over the summer of 2021 and decline thereafter. In recognition of the resident’s contribution to this time-limited and critical activity, the Resident Co-Chair, AC Task Force will receive a modest stipend from the Department of Medicine.  

Nominations (for self or others) are being collected by the Postgraduate Medical Education Office (PGME) through a brief survey.  Those interested in this opportunity, or who would like to nominate a colleague for the role, are asked to complete the survey with a brief statement of interest (maximum 150 words).  Nominations will be accepted until Friday June 11th 2021.  If you have any questions about the nomination process, please contact

The Resident Co-Chair, AC Task Force, will be selected from among eligible nominees by the IM program residents through an election, to be held the week of June 14th 2021.

All eligible residents are encouraged to apply. 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, sexual minority group members, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas.