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Chapter 5: Coordinator Duties

Naomi Downer

Effective August 2019*

Naomi DownerNaomi (She/Her) graduated from McMaster University with a B.A. in Communications and a minor in History, and has worked in an educational setting for over 11 years. She has experience in public relations and communications, having worked with and represented several international organizations. Naomi has a passion for education and contributing to a positive, inclusive, and efficient work environment. Once an international student herself, Naomi is proud to be part of a program at McMaster that includes professionals from all around the world! You may contact Naomi at



*This list is not exhaustive

  • Coordinates the scheduling of all SF events
  • Gathers and arranges for dissemination of teaching materials for SF sessions/events
  • Encourages communication and maintains positive, professional relationships with faculty and residents
  • Plans and organizes anatomy and technical skills events
    • With the help of CSBL staff and Anatomy Lab staff
    • Attends sessions to ensure events run smoothly and troubleshoots any problems / answers questions
    • Obtains feedback on sessions and helps assist in clean-up after the event in conjunction with staff
    • Coordinates procurement of supplies through hospital stores, purchasing department, industry partners etc.
  • Arranges for cleaning and reliable return of equipment to sources
  • Tracks attendance, prepares attendance reports, and sends attendance reports to SF Director, PDs and residents, as well as attending any attendance related enquiries
    • Provides residents with quarterly report indicating SF and SRM attendance and quiz grade marks
  • Maintains resident score database and learners file folders
    • Both physical and electronic
  • Coordinates committee meetings, attends meetings, takes minutes, and distributes findings for:
    • SF Competence Committee
    • SF Resident Program Committee
  • Tracks resident evaluations and advises residents of progress
    • Sending at minimum two formal letters with progress to each resident per academic year
  • Collates results of resident evaluations for feedback to presenters/preceptors
    • Inputs information on electronic resume for each presenter/preceptor
    • Provides official thank-you letter with resident feedback
  • Maintain SF website

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