Division of Emergency Medicine

Teresa Chan


Assistant Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine,
Department of Medicine





Education and Professional Standing

Dr. Teresa Chan is an assistant professor at McMaster University. She graduated from Western University in 2008, and completed her Royal College Emergency Medicine training at McMaster University in 2013. She completed her Masters of Health Profession Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is one of the founding members of the CanadiEM website, the MedEdLIFE research collaborative, and a key member of the METRIQ Study Group. She is the Chief Academic Officer of the international Faculty Incubator program for the Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM) group. For ALiEM, she has also serves on their Editorial Board and is a lead of the Medical Education in Cases Series. She also contributes to other FOAM organizations such as FeminEM, EM Cases, International Clinician Educator blog, and EM Sim Cases. At McMaster she is the Assistant Program Director of the Clinician Educator Diploma program. She is also the head of the newly minted "Social Media Squad" for her Department, also holding the roles of Continuing Professional Development Director for their Division locally, and Competency Committee Director for the residency program. She is a nationally-recognized educator, receiving the 2017 Young Educator's Award from the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada. She is presently the Communications Director of the Canadian Association of Medical Educators, and also serves in a similar role within the executive council of the Canadian Early Career Medical Educators group. She serves on the editorial boards of four journals including: AEM Education & Training, Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, the Journal of Education and Training in Emergency Medicine (JETem), and BMJ's Journal of Simulation and Technology-Enhanced Learning. In her free time, Dr. Chan enjoys writing music. You can follow her online as @TChanMD on Twitter, or check out her work at www.tchanmd.com.

Clinical Interests

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Pre-hospital Care

Research Interests

Dr. Chan has a broad interest in educational research and scholarship focuses, her most recent areas of interest have been:

  1. Interprofessional communication;
  2. Competency-Based Assessment for post-graduate medical education using human-centred design;
  3. Social Media-based Teaching, Learning, and Knowledge translation: Quality, Impact and REACH.


Click here to see Dr. Chan’s publication list on Google Scholar

Click here to see Dr. Chan's publication list on ResearchGate