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Dr. Ruzica Jokic appointed as Assistant Dean, Distributed Medical Education.

Dr. Ruzica Jokic

Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Tom Harris, Interim Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Dr. Ruzica Jokic as Assistant Dean, Distributed Medical Education for the Faculty of Health Sciences. The appointment is for a five-year term beginning on October 1, 2018.

Dean Reznick would also like to thank Dr. Phil Wattam, who has served as the Assistant Dean, Distributed Medical Education for the past five years. Under Dr. Wattam’s guidance, the Faculty of Health Sciences has made significant advancements in studentship in their distributed medical education sites through the creation of innovative educational partnerships.

Dr. Jokic earned her MD from the University of Belgrade in 1983, and then went on to complete her specialist training in Internal Medicine there as well. After coming to Canada, she trained as a psychiatrist, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2003. After completing her training, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Saskatchewan from 2003 to 2004 before moving to Queen’s.

At Queen’s, Dr. Jokic was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry from 2004 to 2011, when she was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor. In 2016, she was granted tenure at the university. Since coming to Queen’s, she has taken on an increasing level of responsibility in medical education, serving in positions such as the Postgraduate Program Director in the Department of Psychiatry.  She has taken on other leadership roles at Queen’s as well, including serving as Deputy Head of the Department of Psychiatry and as the Clinical Director of the Mood Disorder Research and Treatment Service at Providence Care.

Outside of Queen’s, Dr. Jokic has taken on leadership roles in national organizations. For instance, she was a member of the Specialty Committee on Psychiatric Education for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada from 2009 to 2016. Dr. Jokic also served as the Chair of the Coordinators of Psychiatric Education of Canada (COPE) from 2014 to 2016.

A valued member of the Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Jokic has earned several awards from the department, including the Mentorship Award in 2012, the Exemplary Service to the Department award in 2016, and the Outstanding Contribution to Postgraduate Education Award in 2017.

Dr. Jokic will undoubtedly bring the same dedication and vision that made her an effective Postgraduate Program Director to her new role as Assistant Dean. Please join Dr. Reznick in congratulating her on this appointment.

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