About the Postgraduate Office/Contacts

The Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) office oversees the educational and administrative components of all residency training at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Its mission is to deliver residency training programs in accordance with standards established by the certifying colleges through effective administration, integration and coordination.


PGME's faculty and staff specialize in assisting residents through this challenging phase of their careers. Residents are assured confidentiality by all members of the PGME staff. Contact information for our residency training programs is available under Prospective Residents.


After Hours Medical Learner Support Line
For UGME and PGME learners and their immediate families
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year
Urgent crisis support and everyday wellness issues
Read Frequently Asked Questions for more information
Please visit the Office of Well-being and Success for further supports and information 

 
PGME Faculty
Dr. Sohaib Al-Asaaed
PGME Associate Dean


Contact: pgmedean@mun.ca

To arrange a meeting with Dr. Al-Asaaed, please email pgmesecretary@med.mun.ca
 
Dr. Gerard Farrell
Faculty Lead, Program Evaluation


Contact: gfarrell@mun.ca
 
Dr. Sonia Sampson
Faculty Lead, Accreditation


Contact: sonia.sampson@easternhealth.ca
 
Dr. Kirsty Tompkins
Faculty Lead, Competency Based Medical Education


Contact: kirsty.tompkins@easternhealth.ca
 

To arrange a meeting with the Faculty Leads, please email amy.kelly@easternhealth.ca
 
Dr. Lisa Kenny
Educational Director, Critical Care


Contact: lisa.kenny@med.mun.ca
 
Dr. Kathryn Sparrow
Educational Director, QI/QA


Contact: ksparrow@mun.ca
 


PGME Staff
Jennifer Collins
Reception

Contact: pgme@mun.ca 

Responsibilities include: general enquiries; resident confirmation letters & certificates; resident reimbursements; archiving; resident handbook; office support
 
Daniel Penney
Associate Dean Assistant

Contact: pgmesecretary@med.mun.ca

Responsibilities include: Associate Dean's schedule & administrative support; resident leaves; internal electives; PGY 1 academic half-days; resident registration; resident newsletter
 
Holly Cooper
Academic Program Assistant

Contact: pgmeassistant@med.mun.ca

Responsibilities include: resident reappointments & leaves of absence; moonlighting; visiting electives; internal transfer support; admissions; alumni verifications
 
Rebecca Svarc
Evaluation and Assessment Officer

Contact: pgmeofficer@mun.ca

Responsibilities include: program evaluation and assessment review; QA/QI support; database management; accreditation documentation 
 
Raylene Rowe
PGME Administrator

Contact: pgmeadministrator@mun.ca

Responsibilities include: residency program liaison; accreditation coordination; CaRMS coordination; RCPSC/CFPC compliance; policies & procedures; internal & inter-provincial transfers; prescription privileges
 
Tracy O'Brien​
PGME Coordinator

Contact: pgmecoordinator@mun.ca

Responsibilities include: general operations; administrative oversight; resident modified learning plans, remediation & probation; management of human & financial resources 
 
We are located in:

Suite M2M401A 
Medical Education Building
Health Sciences Centre 
300 Prince Philip Drive
St. John's, NL   A1B 3V6

 
Phone: (709) 864-6331
Email: pgme@mun.ca
Office Hours:
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
8:30 am to 4:00 pm (Summer Hours)