Dr. Oandasan is an Academic Family Physician and Full Professor at the University of Toronto who has engaged in clinical practice and health professions education since 1997. Her ongoing hope is to help influence the development of competent and caring healthcare professionals who believe in the practice of interprofessional patient-centered care. Considered an expert in the field of Interprofessional Education (IPE), she grounds her knowledge and practices through her work as a clinician, educator, researcher, and administrator.
As the Director of Education at the College of Family Physicians of Canada, she leads the advancement of competency-based family medicine education across the continuum of learning from undergraduate to postgraduate education and into the early years of practice.
In her roles as an educational researcher, inaugural Director of the Office of IPE at University of Toronto, project lead for Health Canada's Literature Review and Environmental Scan for Interprofessional Collaborative patient-centered Practice and co-lead for Ontario's Interprofessional Care Blueprint for Action, she has influenced the implementation of IPE locally,provincially (Ontario), nationally (Canada) and internationally.