Skip to Main Content
Follow us

The Professor-in-Residence Program

The Royal College Professor-in-Residence is a prestigious new program that will foster innovation and knowledge exchange at the Royal College. Annually a renowned expert will join the Royal College leadership team to examine health education and health policy with the goal of improving Royal College programs.

The Professor-in-Residence will be identified through an annual rigorous nomination process and will be selected by a review committee. The invited guest will present a Royal College Professor-in-Residence Lecture and will attend other College events.


Announcing our inaugural Professor-in-Residence

The Royal College is delighted to welcome Dr. Richard Reznick as the inaugural Professor-in-Residence. A Professor in the Department of Surgery and Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University, Dr. Reznick’s career has combined a clinical interest in colorectal surgery with 30 years of dedication to the advancement of medical education.

For details please contact researchunit@royalcollege.ca.

Dr Richard Reznick

About Dr. Richard Reznick

Dr. Reznick is a Professor in Department of Surgery and Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University and Chief Executive Officer of the Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization.

Dr. Reznick was the founding Director of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine Centre for Research in Education at University Health Network, now known as the Wilson Centre.

He developed a research program in the assessment of technical competence for surgeons and ran a fellowship program in surgical education, and was instrumental in developing a performance based examination, which is now used for medical licensure in Canada.

As Vice President of Education at UHN he advanced multiple educational initiatives and partnerships. As Chair of Surgery at University of Toronto he helped advanced a successful pilot program in competency-based medical education in Orthopaedic Surgery, and now as dean at Queen’s, he has championed conversion of 29 specialty medicine residency programs to CMBE.

Dr. Reznick’s career has combined a clinical interest in colorectal surgery with 30 years of dedication to the advancement of medical education.

He has received a number of awards, including the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Medal in Surgery and the James H. Graham Award of Merit.