Testimonial: Dr. Tom Fahey
Flaherty Visiting Professorship (2015)
University of Toronto and University of British Columbia (Visiting Professor in Family Medicine)
Travelling to Canada as a James M. Flaherty Visiting Professor enabled me to meet and present at academic meetings in Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver. I established academic collaborations for undergraduate research placements and postgraduate training in academic family medicine.
In July 2016, I will host an international meeting in Dublin attended by colleagues representing the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian College of Family Physicians, and the Editor of the Canadian Medical Association Journal. We attracted an international panel from the UK, Sweden, and Ireland along with the participation of the President-elect of WONCA (World Organisation of Family Doctors).
Without the Flaherty Professorship, I would not have been able to establish collaborations at this scale. This is the first step in establishing an international network for recruiting, training, and retraining family physicians in academic medicine.
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