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Stephen Kelly

Dr. Kelly brings extensive experience at both the MD undergraduate and postgraduate levels to his role as Associate Chair, Education for the Department of Surgery. He previously served as Residency Program Director for the Division of General Surgery and as Surgical Clerkship Director at McMaster and Clinical Teaching Unit Director for the General Surgery Residency Program at the McMaster University Medical Centre site of Hamilton Health Sciences.

Education Overview


National standards for the evaluation and accreditation of Canadian canera-logopostgraduate medical training programs will change effective July 1, 2019.

Learn more about CanERA (Canadian Excellence in Residency Accreditation).

Faculty & Professional Development Resources

Check out the wide range of sessions available to faculty and learners through the Faculty of Health Sciences' Program for Faculty Development.

The CASCaDe website is another valuable guide to the many resources that exist to assist faculty in the areas of education, research, leadership, interprofessionalism, and clinical excellence.


The LTL (Learning Technologies Lab) in the Faculty of Health Sciences is a great resource for those looking for information on the topic of educational technology. The LTL offers software sessions, lectures, customized workshops, as well as consultation and technical assistance service for those involved in e-learning projects.

MERIT (McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences Program in Education Research, Innovation, and Theory) is a community of scientists and research staff that promotes high-quality and high-impact research and scholarship in health professions at McMaster.


Performance Science Lab/Office of Education Science

SonnadaraRLearn more about the science behind human performance and the many projects  Dr. Ranil Sonnadara (Director, Office of Education Science, Department of Surgery) and his team are involved in at the Performance Science Lab, including studies on attention in education, competency-based medical education, and feedback and assessment in sport and surgery.


Competence By Design

Click here for more information and resources ​on CBME (Competency-Based Medical Education) and the CBD (Competence By Design) program.



Dr. Mira MMacLennan, MiraacLennan (PGY3 General Surgery), recipient of the 2019-20 Margaret and Charles Juravinski Surgical Fellowship award. Mira will be using the award to assist in the completion of a Master of Public Health degree, with a focus on Global Health, at Harvard University's T.H. Chan School of Public Health.


Bradley Petrisor

Dr. Brad Petrisor (Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery) was awarded the 2018 Royal College Program Director of the Year award. He received the award at last year's International Conference on Residency Education, held from October 18-20, 2018 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.












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