The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Eric Wong who will join the College in the position of Director, Certification and Examinations, Academic Family Medicine effective September 21, 2015.
Dr Wong has extensive experience with the CFPC having served as Chair of the Triple C Task Force and as a Continuing Professional Development Regional Educator – both high level priorities for the College and the family medicine academic community in advancing life-long learning for family physicians in Canada.
“We are delighted to welcome Dr Wong to the CFPC leadership team,” says CFPC’s Executive Director, Academic Family Medicine, Pamela Eisener-Parsche, MD, CCFP, FCFP. “His leadership and passion for medical education throughout the continuum (undergraduate, postgraduate, continuing professional development) will provide a strong contribution to the CFPC. In his new role, he will continue to work closely with our valued medical school colleagues – whom he knows well - to further enhance the family medicine assessment process for all involved in the years ahead.”
A graduate of Western University, Dr Wong received his Certification in Family Medicine in 2004. He provides care to his patients in the office, hospital and residential settings including long-term care homes through his academic practice located in London, Ontario.
Dr Wong is an associate professor with the Department of Family Medicine at Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. In 2006, he participated in the Ivey Program for Emerging Leaders in Medical and Dental Education in London, and in 2009, he completed the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management Executive Program in Advancing Health Care Leadership.
Dr Wong takes the place of Dr Tim Allen, Director, Certification and Assessment, who will officially retire from his position with the CFPC on October 9, 2015. To support Dr Wong in his new role and the related transition, Dr Allen will continue with the College on a part-time basis until December 2015.