Dr. Shannon Venance appointed as the Faculty Lead, Undergraduate Medical Education Curriculum Implementation

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Shannon Venance, MD, PhD, FRCP(C), to the position of Faculty Lead, Undergraduate Medical Education Curriculum Implementation reporting to Dr. Gary Tithecott, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education. 

In this new role, Dr. Venance will join Program Course Chairs and the implementation team continuing the great progress that has been made to date in  launching the renewed competency-based medical education (CBME) curriculum for September 2019.  As we transition to CBME for all Year 1 and Year 3 curricula in September, a dedicated role like this will ensure the successful launch. 

Dr. Venance has led transformative change in the undergraduate Neuroscience, Eye and Ear course, introducing innovative instructional practices such as team-based learning. As the Interim Accreditation Lead for Schulich Medicine, she shepherded the undergraduate medical education program through the 2015 CACMS/LCME accreditation site visit. Dr. Venance has also been the Director of CBME Implementation for Postgraduate Medical Education where she worked with residency programs, program directors, clinical departments and the Postgraduate Medical Education Office to facilitate the transition to a CBME frame work.  She has published on the impact of curriculum change on front-line medical school faculty, and she brings years of experience as a respected clinical teacher of medical students and residents.

We are delighted to have Dr. Venance join the MD Program curriculum renewal team as we move into the next exciting phase of launching the renewed CBME curriculum. Dr. Venance’s term began March 11, 2019.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Venance to her new role.

Gary Tithecott
Associate Dean – Undergraduate Medical Education

Fred Ross
Manager – Undergraduate Medical Education & Distributed Education

Jay Rosenfield
Vice Dean – Medical Education

Michelle Devito
Director – Medical Education