Linda Snell MD MHPE FRCPC MACP, is a Professor of Medicine and Core Faculty member of the Centre for Medical Education, McGill University. She completed her undergraduate and medical education at the University of Alberta, her internal medicine residency at McGill University, and has a Master’s degree in Medical Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago. At McGill University she has served as Vice Chair (Education) in the Department of Medicine, Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine, Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education, Director of the Undergraduate Internal Medicine program, Program Director of the General Internal Medicine Fellowship program, Director of the Postgraduate Core Competencies program, and Associate Physician-in-Chief of the McGill University Health Centre.
At the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Dr. Snell is Senior Clinician Educator for CanMEDS. She is currently co-chair of the International Conference on Residency Education, leads the College initiative Latin American Conference on Residency Education, and Co-Chairs the CanMEDS 2015 Integration Committee. She has served on the Royal College Internal Medicine Specialty Committee, as an examiner in 3 specialties, and as organizer of the early medical education conferences. She has also been President of the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine, Quebec Governor of the American College of Physicians and has served on the executive of the Canadian Association of Medical Education. She led the CanMEDS 2015 Professional expert working group, and has contributed to both the AFMC and Royal College ‘Future of Medical Education in Canada’ papers on Professionalism, Resident-as-Teacher, Competency-based Education, Faculty Development and Generalism.
Dr Snell is active in teaching, education leadership and education research at all levels of medical training. Her current research and education interests include: developing advanced training for clinician-educators; learning, teaching & assessing CanMEDS competencies, in particular the Roles of Professional, Leader and Scholar; leadership in medicine and medical education; and education scholarship. She has received teaching and education awards, and presented workshops and invited lectures across Canada and internationally. Dr Snell has a busy internal medicine practice.