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Mark Hanson

Title: Staff Psychiatrist and Fellowship Director, Department of Psychiatry
Designations: MD, M.Ed., FRCPC
Phone: 416-813-7530
Email: mark.hanson@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact Name: Gorete Carreiro
Alternate Phone: 416-813-7530
Alternate Email: gorete.carreiro@sickkids.ca
U of T Positions: Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Biography

Dr. Hanson is a Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and Fellowship Director, Department of Psychiatry at The Hospital for Sick Children. His clinical expertise relates to the psychiatric assessment and care of children and youth with anxiety and behavioural concerns.  Dr. Hanson's research focus is on medical school admissions with specific interest areas being admissions tool development and social justice. His medical education research grants and publications relate to these two areas of inquiry.

Education

  • 1998: M.Ed., OISE/UT, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 1992: Child Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 1981: MD, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 1977: BA, Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Qualifications, Certifications and Licenses

  • 2013: FRCP(C), Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • 1987: FRCP(C), Psychiatry, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • 1982: Licensed Physician. Certificate Class: Independent Practice, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Experience

  • 2015–Present: Staff Psychiatrist, Child and Youth Psychiatry Outpatient Program, Psychiatry, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2015–Present: Fellowship Director, Psychiatry, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2016–Present: Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2016–Present: Cross-Appointed Researcher, Wilson Centre, University of Toronto. Ontario, Canada
  • 2009–Present: Associate Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • 2015–2016: Director, MD Admissions and Student Finances, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2009–2015: Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medicine Admissions and Student Finances, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
  • 2007–Present: Returning Faculty Member, Harvard Macy Institute, Program for Educators in Health Professions

Achievements

  • 2019: MedEdPublish Highly Commended Article. Association of Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) 2018-2019 Conference 
  • 2018: Miriam Rossi Award, Health Equity in Undergraduate Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Publications

  1. Lam J, Hanson MDMartimianakis MAT. Exploring the Socialization Experiences of Medical Students from Social Science and Humanities Backgrounds. Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Publish Ahead of Print: July 23 2019.
  2. Hanson MD, Eva KWA Reflection Upon The Impact Of Early 21st Century Technological Innovations on Medical School Admissions. Academic Medicine. May 2019;94(5):640-644.
  3. Fortin Y, Kulasegaram K, Kancir J, Moineau G, Carpentier A, Hanson MD. The Direct Economic and Opportunity Costs of the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) for Canadian Medical Students, AMEE MedEdPublish, Oct 25 2018, Paper No. 22.

See a full list of Mark Hanson's publications

Funding

  • 2016–2018: Principal Investigator. A New Health Professions Admission Model Grounded in Patient Defined Application Attributes, Processes and Policies. Associated Medical Services (AMS) Phoenix Fellowship.
    $100,000 CAD. [Fellowship] $50,000 for both the 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 academic year with $50,000 from AMS and $50,000 matched funding from SickKids Department of Psychiatry. 
  • 2019–Present: Principal Investigator. AMS 2019 Phoenix Fellowship Support Fund (Patient Engagement in Medical School Admissions). Associated Medical Services Healthcare. Principal Investigator: Hanson, M D.
    $5000.
  • 2019–Present: Principal Investigator. AMS 2019 Phoenix Fellowship Support Fund (Patient Engagement in CaRMS Psychiatry Resident Selection). Associated Medical Services Healthcare. Principal Investigator: Hanson, MD.
    $5000.  
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