Dr. Alim Pardhan joined the Department of Pediatrics in 2012 as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Manitoba, completed his Emergency Medicine Residency training at McMaster, and in 2008 was recognized with the Best Resident Award in his field by St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton. While at McMaster, he was active on several administrative committees including the Basic Clinical Training Committee and the Post Graduate Medical Education Committee.
As an emergency medicine physician with a Masters of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business, Dr. Pardhan’s career interests focus on medical education, healthcare administration and public policy. Issues surrounding healthcare delivery and postgraduate medical education are of particular interest.
Recently, Dr. Pardhan co-lead the report, Governance in Postgraduate Medical Education in Canada, which was supported by the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC). The report outlined suggested reforms regarding how the Canadian medical education system trains doctors, specifically focusing on medical students as they move into postgraduate training and, later, into practice. Dr. Pardhan also aspires to develop a management curriculum for postgraduate medical trainees at McMaster, to help them understand the administrative and management components of health care delivery.