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Call for public representative for Postgraduate Medical Education Committee

Posted by Postgraduate Medical Education Office on October 14, 2021 in General Announcements

The Postgraduate Medical Education Committee is seeking an individual to serve as a public representative for its meetings. The successful candidate will be asked to represent the public perspective during all committee decisions that affect Postgraduate Medical Education.


The Postgraduate Medical Education Committee provides academic oversight and makes recommendations concerning postgraduate medical education programs. The committee reviews policy, receives reports from sub-committees, discusses areas that affect resident education, review research proposals, among other things.

The Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) program consists of over 50 Dalhousie University training programs with approximately 650 PGME trainees (medical residents/fellows) located at distributed sites throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island.


  • Among other criteria, value will be placed on community activities and diversity
  • Knowledge and interest in medicine and/or education
  • Familiarity with the organizational structure and governance of universities would be an asset
  • Willingness to work as an effective and respectful committee member
  • Commitment to the work of the PGME Committee (8 x 1.5-hour meetings per year, plus 30 min to 1 hour worth of prep time per meeting)
  • The successful candidate cannot be a physician
  • The successful candidate should not be a current faculty member or student


  • Familiarize yourself with the postgraduate medical education 
  • Provide a public perspective to the work of the PGME Committee
  • Prepare for, attend, and participate in the discussions and the deliberations of the PGME Committee
  • Recognize and be prepared to identify a conflict of interest
  • Abide by and support majority decisions of committee


Dalhousie University and the Postgraduate Medical Education Office are committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all individuals who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

If interested, please forward a cover letter, and resume no later than October 25th to Tara Ryan at

*This position is volunteer only. Successful candidate will be eligible for reimbursement for meeting expenses (eg. Parking, mileage).