The Clinical Teachers’ Association at the University of Manitoba (CTAM) was established in June 2011 to provide representation for GFT (geographical full time) academic clinicians in the Faculty of Medicine (now College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences) by GFT academic clinicians. The organization is well positioned to understand the specific interests of, and to speak for, GFTs in relation to the university and associated health care institutions because the members and executive committee are GFTs themselves.

There are currently over 600 GFTs in the College of Medicine, comprising approximately two-thirds of the entire Health Sciences faculty at the University of Manitoba. The GFTs are physicians and clinical psychologists, and they span clinical areas including anesthesia, clinical health psychology, community health sciences, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, otolaryngology, pathology, pediatrics, psychiatry, radiology, and surgery. GFTs are active in clinical service, research, and administration, as well as educational activities with undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate College of Medicine students. The University of Manitoba medical school was one of only three academic medical centres in Canada that did not have any representation of clinical faculty, and that gap was addressed with the formation of CTAM in 2011.

We welcome your questions and comments. Please see the New Members section if you are interested in joining CTAM.

Alan Jackson
CTAM Past President