Professor, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada
• Speaker, Education Symopsium, 18 Sep 2021
Prof Ivy Oandasan is a Full Professor with the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. An active family physician who practices at the Toronto Western Hospital, she has been involved in teaching and research since 1997. Prof Oandasan’s main scholarship has been in curriculum development, evaluation, and research related to competency-based education, family medicine education, and interprofessional education.
As the Director of Education at the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), the national certifying and accrediting body for family medicine, she is charged with enhancing undergraduate and postgraduate family medicine education for the development of family physicians who can meet societal needs. She was a Co-chair for the Future of Medical Education in Canada – Postgraduate Medical Education Project and the Co-Chair of the National Steering Advisory Committee for the Royal College’s CanMEDs 2015 review.
Prof Oandasan believes that health professions' education is a health system intervention. Prof Oandasan’s burning platform remains to foster a generation of competent and caring healthcare professionals who believe in the practice of interprofessional patient-centred care and are ready to meet the evolving healthcare needs of Canadians. She grounds her knowledge and practice through her work as a clinician, educator, researcher, administrator, and leader.