Congratulations to Dr. Teresa Chan for winning the 2017 Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada Young Educators Award!  This award recognizes individuals within their first seven years as a faculty member who have produced change within their university or within the medical community as a whole through their vision, work, and interaction with colleagues.

Dr. Chan is an emergency physician, base hospital physician, and clinician educator in Hamilton, Ontario. She is currently an assistant professor at McMaster University. Since 2014, she has been the Director of Continuing Professional Development for the Division of Emergency Medicine. She is also the Director of Assessment for the McMaster Royal College Emergency Medicine Residency. She is the Communications Director of the Canadian Association of Medical Educators (CAME) and is an executive member of the Early Career Medical Educators section. She on the editorial boards of two journals (Academic Emergency Medicine Education & Training, Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine) and has been awarded a Top Reviewer award from Academic Medicine two years running.  Within education, Dr. Chan is an academic innovator, an avid medical education researcher, and an active teacher and mentor. Additionally she is an active research in areas including critical appraisal scoring systems for online educational resources, decision making of physicians in complex environments, and workplace-based assessment systems. She has also helped to foster several free and open access medical education blogs including,, International Clinician Educator’s Blog and our very own!

Congratulations Dr. Chan!

Read more about the AFMC Awards here.