SEAMO and its partners, both individually and collectively, are concerned with medical education, basic and applied health research, and the provision of clinical services to the population of Southeastern Ontario.
Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) is Southeastern Ontario’s largest acute-care academic hospital. Consisting of our Hotel Dieu Hospital site and Kingston General Hospital site, as well as the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario and two research institutes, we care for more than 500,000 patients and families from across our region. As one of Kingston’s largest employers, we are home to nearly 5,000 staff, more than 2,000 health-care learners and 1,000 volunteers who are committed to partnering with patients and families to ensure we continually provide high quality, compassionate care. Fully affiliated with Queen’s University we are ranked as one of Canada’s top research hospitals.
Providence Care is the leading regional provider of aging, mental health and rehabilitative care in Southeastern Ontario. The hospital meets the needs of patients, clients and residents at two hospital sites, a long-term care home and at community locations throughout the region. Through academic affiliations, many of Providence Care’s clinical teams include residents, students, trainees and learners.
Established in 1862, Queen’s University’s School of Medicine is the most sought-after medical school in Canada. For 154 years, it has graduated physicians and scientists who serve our country and community. It offers undergraduate and post-graduate medical programs, graduate programs in biomedical and population sciences, and undergraduate programs in Life Sciences and Biochemistry. Through its affiliation with partner hospitals, post-graduate programming is offered in 21 Royal College programs and eight family medicine-related programs to 438 residents. The Queen’s medical education program is delivered locally and in distributed sites throughout Ontario. The School has formal affiliation agreements for clinical education with three principal teaching hospitals, 18 regional hospitals and three health units.
The role of the Clinical Teachers’ Association of Queen’s University (CTAQ) is to advance and promote the welfare of teaching clinicians in hospitals associated with Queen’s University. As a signatory to the SEAMO agreement, CTAQ is an active participant in the governance of SEAMO, and represents the interests of physician faculty members on the SEAMO Governing Committee and its subcommittees. It also elects representatives from Queen’s to the Academic Medicine Forum of the Ontario Medical Association. CTAQ is governed by an executive, elected from among its members. CTAQ also retains an ombudsperson, whose role is to provide counsel and support for member physicians in disputes that may arise from their roles in clinical/academic departments or with the teaching hospitals.