Teresa Chan
Associate Professor, Medicine

Dr. Teresa Chan is an associate professor at McMaster University. Currently, she is the Associate Dean, Continuing Professional Development. She previously was the Assistant Dean, Program for Faculty Development in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster from 2019-2021. She is also the Director of the RCPSC Clinician Educator Area of Focused Competency Diploma program, and the Competency Committee Co-Director for the RCPSC emergency medicine residency program. Additionally, she serves as the Social Media Lead for the McMaster Department of Medicine.

She is a nationally-recognized researcher & educator. She has received 2017 Young Educator's Award from the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada, the 2019 Canadian Association of Medical Education Meridith Marks New Educator Award, the 2020 Ian Stiell Researcher of the Year award from the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians, the 2021 Early Career Medical Educator's Champion award, and 2021 Royal College Award for Early-Career Leadership in Medical Education. In 2021, she was also selected as one of McMaster's University Scholars for a four-year term, an award given to only a handful mid-career researchers within the entire university.

She is the national RCPSC's Specialty Committee Chair of the Clinician Educator Area of Focused Competency program. She serves on the editorial boards of six journals including: Academic Medicine, Journal of Graduate Medical Education, Perspectives in Medical Education, AEM Education & Training, and the Journal of Education and Training in Emergency Medicine (JETem). Dr. Chan completed her medical school at Western University (Go Meds2008!), and then completed her residency in the RCPSC emergency medicine training at McMaster University. In 2016, she completed a Masters of Health Profession Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Chan is very well known for her scholarship in faculty development and online education research. She is one of the founding members of the METRIQ Study group. She is the Chief Strategic Officer for the CanadiEM digital community of practice. She is a Senior Advisor of the international Faculty Incubator program for the Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM) group. For ALiEM, she has also served on their Editorial Board and was a lead of the Medical Education in Cases Series (www.aliem.com/medic). Dr. Chan is also interested in developing medical education innovations (and evaluating them!). For instance, she has co-developed and is evaluating a serious game about emergency department flow called GridlockED (www.gridlockedgame.com)!
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