Dr. Mohan Iype is New Brunswick’s new provincial medical co-ordinator (Anglophone) and adjunct assistant dean, education, in the Faculty of Medicine.
“I have a unique role to co-ordinate New Brunswick students at Memorial and Dalhousie, 20 at Dalhousie and 10 at Memorial. I want to ensure that the educational objectives the university has for its undergraduates and someday for its postgraduates in New Brunswick are met and that we have a clear relationship established between New Brunswick teaching centres and Memorial.”
Dr. Iype was at Memorial in for the MUN-DAL student conference in early March and had the opportunity to be involved in the admissions process during his visit.
“I want to tell you how impressed I am with the dedication and the absolute fairness of the selection process. The work done by the Admissions Office is outstanding obviously a lot of volunteers spend a lot of time and are very dedicated. The process would stand the scrutiny of anyone in the country.”
In the three-year term position, Dr. Iype is responsible for numerous medical education initiatives. Among them are: development of the specialty training component of New Brunswick’s medical education program; coordination of the clinical training activities of the medical education program for health care facilities within New Brunswick’s regional hospital corporations; and establishment, development, and ongoing review and management of medical education affiliation agreements between the two medical schools and teaching centres.
Dr. Iype brings a wealth of experience in medicine and medical education to the post. He is a professor of surgery, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), served as chief of staff at the Atlantic Health Sciences Corporation for seven years, was vice-president of Fellowship Affairs at the RCPSC, served on its council and was an examiner, and has been involved in medical education in various capacities for more than 25 years.
Taking over from Dr. Sydney Grant who provided leadership in this position for two terms, Dr. Iype is looking toward advancing Dr. Grant’s excellent work. “Enunciating a vision for medical education in New Brunswick, building relationships, and enhancing partnerships are my immediate goals,” says Dr. Iype. “My focus will be directed toward faculty development, tele-education, and research while keeping the goals in mind.”
Dr. Iype plans to visit Memorial about three times a year. “I want to assure students from New Brunswick that there is a support mechanism and clear desire on the part of New Brunswick to attract them to practice there. The important thing is that we keep track of people and make them feel wanted.”
Dr. Iype can be reached at 506-648-6370, 506-847-0544 or email@example.com.