Teresa Chan
Associate Professor, Medicine

Dr. Teresa Chan is an assistant professor at McMaster University. Locally, she is the Director of the RCPSC Clinician Educator Area of Focused Competency Diploma program. She is also the head of the newly minted "Social Media Squad" for her Department, also holding the roles of Continuing Professional Development Director for their Division locally, and Competency Committee Director for the RCPSC emergency medicine residency program.

She is a nationally-recognized educator, receiving the 2017 Young Educator's Award from the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada. She is presently the Communications Director of the Canadian Association of Medical Educators, and also serves in a similar role within the executive council of the Canadian Early Career Medical Educators group. She serves on the editorial boards of five journals including: AEM Education & Training, Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, Perspectives in Medical Education, the Journal of Education and Training in Emergency Medicine (JETem), and BMJ's Journal of Simulation and Technology-Enhanced Learning.

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. Most recently, she completed a Masters of Health Profession Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Chan is very well known for her online education research and efforts. She is one of the founding members of the CanadiEM website, the MedEdLIFE research collaborative, and a key member of the METRIQ Study Group. She is the Chief Academic Officer of the international Faculty Incubator program for the Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM) group. For ALiEM, she has also serves on their Editorial Board and is a lead of the Medical Education in Cases Series (www.aliem.com/medic). She also contributes to other FOAM organizations such as FeminEM, EM Cases, International Clinician Educator blog, and EM Sim Cases. Dr. Chan is also interested in developing medical education innovations (and evaluating them!). For instance, she has worked on a pre-cursor competency-based clinical education program called the McMaster Modular Assessment Program (McMAP), which began as a fellowship program but now is helping to inform best practices with Canada's advent into the CBME. She is even currently looking at new projects revolving around a serious board game about emergency department flow called GridlockED (www.gridlockedgame.com)!

In her free time, Dr. Chan enjoys writing music. You can follow her online as @TChanMD on Twitter, or check out her work at www.tchanmd.com.
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