Winter 2020 (Volume 30, Number 4)

Who’s Who in Postgraduate Rheumatology Training

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Who's Who in Postgraduate Rheumatology Training is a new, recurring section where we'll introduce you to the individuals who serve as leaders in this area.

Dr. Raheem Kherani – Adult Rheumatology Program Director, University of British Columbia

Dr. Raheem B. Kherani, a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC), has training in pharmacy, medicine and health professions education. He provides leadership in education with a focus on postgraduate and interdisciplinary education, as well as continuing professional development (CPD), and rheumatology care. As the new UBC Adult Rheumatology Program Director, he hopes to continue to foster collaboration and empowerment of his trainees and faculty. “It is a privilege to serve in our health care profession and in the education of the future leaders of tomorrow in rheumatology,” says Dr. Kherani. Leading the CRA Education Committee, coordinating the National Written Rheumatology In-Training Examination (NWRITE) and serving on the Royal College Specialty Committee are avenues to further these aspirations and facilitate ongoing engagement.

Dr. Kim Legault - Program Director, McMaster University

Dr. Kim Legault is a clinician-educator at McMaster University and was appointed the Rheumatology Residency Program Director in July 2019. Dr. Legault’s clinical and research interests are in systemic lupus erythematosus and antiphospholipid syndrome. She has previously held the Geoff Carr Lupus Fellowship Award from the Arthritis Society/Lupus Ontario and has a Masters’ in Health Research Methodology. However, above all, she enjoys teaching residents.

Dr. Legault’s initiation into the ranks of program directorship has been eventful. She started as Program Director on the day of transition to Competency by Design in rheumatology, and shortly thereafter oversaw her program’s internal review. Several months thereafter, there was a surprising and swift transition to virtual care, and hence virtual residency education. However, the strong team of her colleagues and fellow educators, the powerhouse McMaster Rheumatology Program administrator, and the hardworking and dedicated Rheumatology Fellows have made the transition both reasonably smooth, and certainly fun!
Dr. Legault’s educational interests are in education in the virtual care setting and in development of a supportive learning environment.

Dr. Elana Murphy - Adult Rheumatology Program Director, Dalhousie University

Dr. Elana Murphy became involved in postgraduate education in 2016 as the Regional Representative with the Royal College Subspecialty Committee. She worked with committee members from across the country in developing the framework for Rheumatology Competence by Design (CBD). She became Program Director at Dalhousie in January 2019 and has enjoyed helping residents navigate this new educational model. She is appreciative of her supportive colleagues and staff at Dalhousie and is also thankful for the collegial group of Rheumatology Program Directors and Subspecialty Committee members from across Canada with whom she shares this work.

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