Oct 17, 2023  |  5:00pm - 6:30pm

DFCM Mentorship Panel Event: Successful Paths to Senior Promotion from a Mentorship Lens

Is now the right time for you to start considering senior promotion? Do you want some tips, guidance, and insights on the promotions process?  

You’re invited to “Successful Paths to Senior Promotion from a Mentorship Lens”  

>>Register Now<<

This virtual panel event will showcase the experiences of three senior faculty members, who have successfully completed the senior promotions process. Each presenter will give a brief overview of their promotions journey and how mentorship informed the process. This will be followed by a live Q&A period. A member of the promotions office will also be in attendance to answer questions. 

Questions can be submitted here ahead of the event.  

Presenters: Drs. Joyce Nyhof-Young, Farhan Asrar and Harvey Blankenstein

Dr. Joyce Nyhof-Young, BSc, MSc, PhD   



Office of Assessment and Evaluation, MD Program, University of Toronto   

Office of Education Scholarship, Department of Family & Community Medicine   

Family Practice Unit, Women’s College Hospital   

Department of Family and Community Medicine, St Michael’s Hospital   

Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto     

Dr. Nyhof-Young was promoted to Full Professor in 2020 and can provide insights on the Teaching and Education and Creative Professional Activity (CPA) streams, and applying with a teaching waiver of external review.

Dr. Farhan Asrar, MD, MSc, MPH, CCFP

Clinician, Academic, Researcher - Family Medicine, Public Health, Space   

Associate Professor, DFCM, UofT

Cross appointed with Dalla Lana School Of Public Health

Global Faculty Member, International Space University

Physician Research Lead, CVH & Mississauga Hospital's FMTUs, Trillium Health Partners

Dr. Asrar was promoted to Associate Professor this summer and can provide insights on the CPA stream and Teaching and Education stream.

Dr. Harvey Blankenstein, MD, CCFP

Associate Professor, DFCM, UofT

Dr. Blankenstein is a comprehensive family physician at the North York General Hospital where he has been teaching extensively at the clerkship and postgraduate levels for over thirty years. This summer, he was promoted to Associate Professor and can speak to applying with a teaching waiver of external review.