• canwomenstem_150#CanWomenSTEM150 Dr. Ana Jarvis
    Dr. Anna Jarvis is a professor emerita in the University of Toronto's Department of Paediatrics and an international authority on emergency health care for children.

    Her best advice for the next generation: “You will make errors, own them and move forward. Always dedicate quality time to convince the “doubtful majority” that changes will improve conditions for others. Nothing ever changes.” Paediatric Life Support Procedures, Clinical Outcomes, and Medical Education at all levels.

    Dr. Jarvis qualified at the University of the West Indies then completed Rotating Internships in Paediatric Medicine and Surgery, Neurosurgery and General Surgery at The University of the West Indies Hospital, Jamaica. For two years she worked as the Casualty Officer at The Holberton Hospital, Antigua and had a part time family practice. Dr. Jarvis then completed four years of Paediatric Training at The Hospital for Sick Children followed by Oncology Clinic and Ward Work for four months with Dr. Marilyn Sonley, Director of Paediatric Oncology, The Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto. She joined the staff in The Division of Emergency Services in 1997.

    In June 2010, Dr. Jarvis was appointed Director of the Office of Student Affairs, Facility of Medicine, University of Toronto. This role has evolved with added responsibilities and title change to Associate Dean, Office of Health Professions Student Affairs.

    Dr. Jarvis’ major educational contributions at The Hospital for Sick Children have been the creation and development of a wide variety of Paediatric Emergency Medicine, Continuing Education and Life Support Educational Learning Opportunities. She also created, implemented and supervised the Department of Paediatrics Clinical Fellowship Program in Paediatric Emergency Medicine for 13 years

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