Launch of The Mississauga Academy of Medicine


The Mississauga Academy of Medicine

The Mississauga Academy of Medicine (popularly known as “MAM”), launched in August of 2011 at the University of Toronto Mississauga, reflects a pivotal partnership between the Faculty of Medicine , at the University of Toronto, the University of Toronto Mississauga, and Trillium Health Partners.

In 2011, the Mississauga Academy opened with 54 first-year students and will reach a projected total enrollment of 216 students by 2015. Located across two floors inside the new Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex, the Mississauga Academy provides state-of-the-art classrooms, seminar rooms, computer facilities, learning spaces and laboratories. A fully-equipped student lounge and a unique outdoor terrace provide students with contemporary and comfortable spaces to socialize and relax. Advanced videoconferencing and other technologies connect students across multiple teaching sites, allowing students to share lectures and learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom.

The Mississauga campus lies on 225 acres of a protected greenbelt area along the Credit River. The campus boasts a number of award-winning facilities, including the Recreation, Athletics and Wellness Centre and the Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre — a $34-million library and information complex. For travel between U of T campuses and affiliated hospital sites, free shuttle transportation is available.

The Mississauga Academy links Peel Region’s vibrant community health-care network with excellence in teaching and research. The Academy partners with Trillium Health Partners
to offer students clinical experiences in a wide range of health-care settings.

Hospital Partners

The Mississauga Academy of Medicine links Peel region’s vibrant community health-care network with excellence in teaching and research. The Academy partners with Trillium Health Partners to offer students clinical experiences in a wide range of health-care settings.

Trillium Health Partners is one of Canada’s largest academically-affiliated hospitals, providing quality and safe health care to more than one million residents in Mississauga, southwest Toronto and the surrounding areas. The Trillium site is a 790-bed regional referral centre with highly specialized, complex programs in advanced cardiac, vascular, stroke, neurosciences, orthopaedics, seniors’ health and sexual assault/domestic violence services. Trillium-Mississauga houses the emergency department, inpatient units and a surgical centre, while an urgent care centre, day surgery and other outpatient programs are located at Trillium-West Toronto.

The Credit Valley Hospital site is a professional and caring health-care organization that promotes life, health and innovation, providing quality patient care to Mississauga and the surrounding region. Credit Valley covers over 1 million square feet and is a 382-bed acute care inpatient facility, offering an ambulatory care centre, a 24-hour emergency care centre and specialized regional programs for clinical genetics, renal care, maternal child care and cancer care. The regional women’s and children’s health centre features an advanced level 2 neonatal intensive care unit and the largest paediatric oncology satellite program in Ontario, outside of the Hospital for Sick Children.

For more information, visit the Mississauga Academy and MD Enrolment Expansion pages under the Office of the Vice Dean.

MAM Academy Staff

Dr. Pamela Coates, a Mississauga pediatrician, brings many years of experience in undergraduate medical education to her role as Director of the Mississauga Academy of Medicine. Dr. Coates graduated with a medical degree from McGill University and went on to practice emergency and general pediatrics at Montreal Children’s Hospital. In 1984, Dr. Coates joined the pediatric department at the former Mississauga Hospital and in 1985 she became a founding member of the pediatric department at The Credit Valley Hospital. In 1996, Dr. Coates was appointed Chief of Pediatrics, as well as Medical Director of the hospital’s pediatric program. Dr. Coates provides mentorship and leadership in the hospital, in the community and in the classroom.

Contacts:  
Dr. Pamela Coates
Academy Director
The Credit Valley Hospital
Phone: 905-813-1100 ext. 4059
E-mail:
mamacademydirector@utoronto.ca  
Tamara Breukelman
Academy Operations Manager
Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex
Phone: 905-569-4428
Fax: 905-569-5701
E-mail:
t.breukelman@utoronto.ca  
Laura Champagne
Medical Education Co-ordinator
Credit Valley Hospital
Undergraduate Studies
Medical Education
Phone: 905-813-1100 ext.4073
Fax: 905-813-4232
E-mail: lchampagne@cvh.on.ca

Lorraine Ferraro
Assistant to Medical Affiliation
Trillium Health Centre
Phone: 905-848-7580 ext.3312
Fax: 905-804-7975
E-mail:
lferraro@thc.on.ca

Address:  Links:
Mississauga Academy of Medicine
University of Toronto Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Road North
Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex, Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6
Mississauga Academy of Medicine Newsletter

University of Toronto Undergraduate Medicine Academies:

The Faculty of Medicine Academies provide the hospital-based portions of the curriculum in a supportive, student-focused learning environment. Each Academy offers the unique and diverse strengths of their associated hospitals, while maintaining a consistent standard of excellence in their educational role. All undergraduate MD students are admitted into one of four academies. Students at the Mississauga campus are assigned to the MAM, while students at the St. George Campus are assigned to one of three Academy sites shortly after the admissions process is completed. The St. George Campus includes the Fitzgerald, Peters-Boyd and Wightman-Berris Academies. All Campus and Academy assignments are for the entire 4 years of medical school. Students have opportunities to participate in clinical learning opportunities across the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine’s affiliates (both full and community-affiliates sites).

The Academy Directors work closely together and coordinate the provision of core curriculum as determined by the University and clinical departments. The Academy Medical Education offices relate to the (Undergraduate Medical Education)UME offices at Medical Science Bulding(MSB) and to community-based hospitals and health-care clinics.

For more information on the Academies, please click here.

For additional information on Undergraduate Medicine at the University of Toronto, please do visit www.md.utoronto.ca.