Welcome from the Dean of Medicine

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the start of your medical education journey. As your Dean of Medicine, I am excited to see you advance your skills and become our health leaders and physicians of tomorrow.

Whether you are new to Memorial or are continuing your studies here, you are now part of our Faculty of Medicine family. As you navigate the complexities of medical school, please remember that our staff and faculty, including myself, are here to support you.

I encourage you to seize every opportunity for learning, collaboration, and innovation. Embrace diversity and inclusion, recognizing the richness it brings to our profession and the patients we serve. Cultivate a spirit of lifelong learning, for the field of medicine is ever-evolving and your passion for knowledge will advance patient care.

Never lose sight of the profound privilege it is to be entrusted with the health and well-being of others. Let compassion be your guiding principle and empathy be your companion as you navigate the intricacies of health care.

Welcome. I’m looking forward to us getting to know each other.

Dolores M McKeen MD FRCPC MSc CCPE
Dean of Medicine
Professor of Anesthesia