Dr. Richard Reznick, Representative of the Principal, Queen’s University
Richard Reznick was born in Montreal and received his undergraduate university education and medical degree from McGill University. He interned at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and joined the general surgical training program at the University of Toronto. He spent two years in fellowship training, the first in medical education receiving a Masters’ degree from South Illinois University in Springfield, Illinois. His second year of fellowship was in colorectal surgery at the University of Texas in Houston, Texas. Since joining the faculty at the University of Toronto in 1987, Dr Reznick has been active in both colorectal surgery and research in medical education.
Dr. Reznick's research interests have focused on assessment and technical skill acquisition. He was instrumental in developing a performance based examination which is now used for medical licensure in Canada. He runs a research program on assessment of technical competence for surgeons and supervises a fellowship program in surgical education. He was the inaugural Director of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine Centre for Research in Education at University Health Network (The Wilson Centre) from 1997 to 2002. In 1999 he was appointed Vice President of Education at University Health Network. In 2002 he was appointed as the R. S. McLaughlin Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Reznick is the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University and Chief Executive Officer of the Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization (SEAMO).