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Memo from the Dean's Office: Update - Conditions of Appointment for Physicians & Clinical Faculty Vote

Dear Colleagues,

It has come to our attention that many of you may have received an email from "" expressing an opinion in respect of the vote and the process for the revision of the Conditions of Appointment: Physicians document. There are indications that this message is seen by some as a communication from the Clinical Teachers' Association. It is not. The CTA executive supports the ratification of the Conditions document, and has participated in its development throughout. Further, the document reflects a four year process of consultation with physicians broadly, and was developed by a steering committee (and sub-committees) chaired and comprised of physicians. Feedback from recent town halls was taken into account and amendments were made.

Because this anonymous and possibly misleading email has caused confusion and may have contaminated the vote, the poll was suspended on May 10. Following this clarifying communication, the poll will be reopened anew on May 11, 2016 and physicians are asked to cast their vote before 5pm on May 13, 2016. Votes prior to May 11 will not be counted, and so all physicians (including those who have already voted) are being asked to (re)cast their vote.

The question on the vote will be:

Do you cast your vote to ratify the Conditions of Appointment: Physicians document (revised 2016)?

A "yes" vote will indicate your intent to ratify. A "no" vote will indicate you do not wish to ratify.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this and encourage you to vote in the new poll opening on May 11.

Dr. Margaret Steele
Vice-Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Dr. Mark Levstik
President, Clinical Teachers' Association