Education

Programs in Rheumatology at McMaster

The Postgraduate training program has flourished under Dr. Khalidi’s strong leadership who recently has handed over the reigns to Dr. Kimberly Legault on July 1, 2019, and the program continues to be nationally recognized for its excellent teaching. The applicant pool for trainees continues to be of the highest calibre. The Division has embraced Competency By Design and has had a successful Internal Review of its newly redesigned evaluation system that Dr. Khalidi and Program Coordinator Rennée Tremblay worked tirelessly to implement (and currently Dr. Kim Legault alongside Rennée Tremblay).

The program offers sub-specialty clinics in Lupus, Scleroderma, Vasculitis, Metabolic Bone Disease as well as multi-disciplinary clinics with Respirology, Nephrology and Neurology.  The Division also provides educational support for Neurology, Physiatry, Internal Medicine, Dermatology, Family Medicine and Ophthalmology. Dr. Matsos will be Co-chair of the recently established Internal Medicine Competence by Design Committee.

The faculty has strong representation across the undergraduate program in tutoring, professional skills, MSK boot camp, clerkship selective and supervising Medical Foundation 5 under Dr. Carmona’s direction.

Outreach and community learning experiences are provided by the many associated clinical faculty in Hamilton, Burlington, Milton, St. Catharines, Cambridge and Kitchener-Waterloo.

Dr. June Lee, our first faculty at the St. Catharines campus has completed her Masters in Education while providing leadership in the undergraduate program.

Our highly-rated ‘Clinical Day in Rheumatology: the pearls you need to know’ was held again this year in November.