Ryerson has formed a committee of nine medical experts to help plan for its proposed medical school in Brampton.
The goal of the senior medical advisory committee (SMAC) is to provide professional consultation towards the organization of the medical school’s learning environment, research interests and curriculum development.
The Ryerson School of Medicine is still in the beginning stages of development, and aims to advance health care in Ontario by focusing on primary care and expanding medical technology. The institute will also focus on the social determinants of health and providing adequate care to ageing populations and culturally diverse communities.
Dr. Andrew Padmos is the chair of the committee, and is also the chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian International Health and Education Association (CIHEA) and a professor of medicine at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. He was also previously the CEO and president of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for over 10 years.
“The leadership that Dr. Padmos provides as chair of the Senior Medical Advisory Committee will be invaluable to ensuring that our medical school proposal meets the needs of health care in Peel region, while reflecting the current best practices in medical education and aligning with our university’s values,” Ryerson president Mohamed Lachemi said in a press release.
“We are fortunate to have his, and all of the members’ expertise and guidance, as we create our proposal for the future of health care in our province.”