Dr. Adrienne Tan
The Department of Psychiatry in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, with its unique breadth and depth of expertise, is well positioned to shape the future of psychiatry. Our vision is to improve access and transform mental health care through education, research, and professional development that meets the needs of our communities.
The core psychiatry residency program at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto is built on a strong foundation of research, scholarship, and education. Teaching, fostering lifelong learning, continuous performance improvement, and a strong sense of professional identity are central to our residency program’s mission.
Resident wellness and community is supported in a variety of ways – through the PRAT (Psychiatry Residents’ Association of Toronto), strong resident leadership through our Chief Residents and PRAT co-presidents, alongside faculty who are dedicated to fostering and welcoming the next generation of psychiatrists. We deeply value the learner experience and our faculty teachers endeavor to role model a high standard of professional behaviour.
Our residency program is a leader in competency-based medical education (CBME) with the implementation of CBD, Canada’s model for CBME in postgraduate medical education. Education leadership in the Department of Psychiatry have led innovations in key components of CBD including workplace-based assessment, coaching, feedback and personalized learning plans. For more information on CBD in the residency program, please see our website. The residency program leverages the size and capacity of the department to deliver a dynamic and responsive curriculum to prepare residents for independent practice.
The broader community within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto creates a powerful network that influences and leads all aspects of mental health care, research, and scholarship. Through strong relationships between clinicians and researchers, alumni and faculty, the university and hospitals, our residents have the opportunity to participate in training experiences at the vanguard of cutting edge research, clinical excellence, and education.