Teresa Chan
Associate Professor, Medicine

Dr. Teresa Chan is an associate professor at McMaster University. Currently, she is the Assistant Dean, Program for Faculty Development in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster. 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 educator, receiving the 2017 Young Educator's Award from the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada and the 2019 Canadian Association of Medical Education Meridith Marks New Educator Award. She is the national RCPSC's Specialty Committee Chair of the Clinician Educator Area of Focused Competency program. 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 six journals including: AEM Education & Training, Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 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 (www.canadiem.org), the MedEdLIFE research collaborative, and a key member of the METRIQ Study Group. She is the Chief Strategic 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 co-developed and is evaluating a serious 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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