Mentorship Events

Upcoming Events

For more DFCM-related events visit our events page. 

Contact the Mentorship Team to find out about future mentoring events.

Mentors’ Canyon

Watch a narrative vignette which highlights a successful mentor-mentee pair from DFCM. Through video interviews, our mentor-mentee pairs share their stories, lessons learned and the impact of mentoring relationships. We will post new interviews every few months.  

If you would like to nominate an impactful mentor-mentee pair from DFCM, please contact   

Meet our inaugural interviewees - Dr. Meeta Patel (mentor) and Dr. Nancy Li (mentee)

Past Events

Successful Paths to Senior Promotion from a Mentorship Lens - Panel Event (October 17, 2023)

This virtual panel event was led by Dr. Viola Antao (DFCM Faculty Mentorship Lead), who gave a brief introduction to DFCM Mentorship and our promotion-focused initiative. Faculty presenters included: Drs. Joyce Nyhof-Young, Farhan Asrar and Harvey Blankenstein, who have all successfully completed the senior promotion process. Each presenter gave a brief overview of their promotions journey and how mentorship informed the process. This was followed by a live Q&A period. Finally, Ms. Sarah Letovsky (Academic Promotions Coordinator, DFCM) provided information on available resources and the promotion process.

The event recording is now available.

Mentorship for Career Planning - First Five Years - Panel Event (June 1, 2023)

Are you in the first five years of practice and have questions about how to navigate this transition optimally? This panel event focuses on mentorship for new family medicine graduates.

Get inspired and gain valuable insights from our esteemed panelists, Drs. Stephanie Zhou, Alan Monavvari and Shelby Jaeranny. Each panelist briefly shares an overview of their experience and tips navigating this transition and the development of their practice.

Watch the recording now.

Mentorship for Retirement – Perspectives to Consider – Panel Event (March 28, 2023)

Recently retired colleagues shared their wisdom and practical tips on how to traverse this major milestone successfully. Panelists included Drs. Helen Batty, David White and Barbara Stubbs.

Watch the event recording now.

Successful Paths to Promotion from a Mentorship Lens - Panel Event (August 9, 2022)

This event was led by Dr. Viola Antao (DFCM Mentorship Lead), who gave a brief introduction to DFCM Mentorship and our new promotion-focused initiative. Dr. David White (Vice-Chair, Family Doctor Leadership and Member of the Department Promotions Committee (DPC)) also provided a brief introduction.

Dr. Antao introduced the below presenters. The event recording begins with Dr. Nyhof-Young's presentation.


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

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

Education Scientist, Academics Program & the Family Health Team, Women’s College Hospital

Education Scientist, Office of Education Scholarship, Department of Family & Community Medicine

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

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. 

Dr. David W. Eisen, BA, LL.B., MBA, MD, CCFP, FCFP

Associate Professor, University of Toronto 

Chief, Department of Family and Community Medicine, North York General Hospital   

Family Medicine Teaching Unit 

Dr. Eisen was promoted to Associate Professor in 2021 and can provide tips on leadership and insights on the teaching with a waiver of external review process. 

Dr. Allan Grill, MD, CCFP (COE), MPH, FCFP, CCPE  

Associate Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of Toronto  

Lead Physician, Markham Family Health Team  

Chief, Dept. Of Family Medicine, Markham Stouffville Hospital

Dr. Grill was promoted to Associate Professor in 2019 and can provide insights on the Creative Professional Activity (CPA) stream.