Dr. Barbara E. Stubbs

Please list your past and current roles at the DFCM.  

Associate Professor - active staff at the TWH Family Health Team- on staff at UHN since 1983. 

What do you think the DFCM's greatest achievements have been over the past 50 years?

Training thousands of family doctors to deliver excellent patient care to Canadians.

The significant expansion of our teaching sites and faculty appointments and faculty development to support this work- and preparing faculty for the competency-based curriculum.

The scholarly focus of academic FP- through the work of our Education Scholarship and Research and QI programs.

the increased role of our FM faculty in enhancing Undergraduate Medical Education at UoT and bringing the importance of generalism to the fore.

The important global outreach and social advocacy work our faculty has done.

In your opinion, what event, project, or initiative that you were involved in had the most impact?

I was the lead in founding and directing the Standardized Patient Program - for supporting medical education in our dept and across the Faculty of Medicine- in 1984 (together with the Chair of the DFCM at that time- Dr Wilfred Palmer). This work was recognized by my receiving the W. T. Aikins Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1985.

I was the Program Director for Faculty Development in the DFCM from 2011-2016- and was responsible for the development of new initiatives to support faculty mentorship (the DFCM Mentorship Network); Academic Leadership development (Leadership Basics) and Faculty Wellness and Resilience. My team developed innovative video series- eg. Mentorship and Leadership, as well as Successful Junior Promotion- that are stiil in use now.
In 2014 I received the CMA May Cohen Award for Women Mentors- in recognition of my work in this domain.

Is there a meaningful anecdote that you would like to share with us about your experience as a member of DFCM?

I recall the amazing work the DFCM did to prepare for the successful accreditation of our Post Grad program in 2012-2013- the first time we were required to show our work in the roll-out of the new competency-based curriculum.