This Division assists the Department in fulfilling its teaching, clinical service and research mandates. The division also assists in Departmental administrative function, specifically by participating in Department and hospital-based committees that relate to patient care, utilization of resources and clinical teaching.
The major responsibility of Divisional members is the provision of primary care secondary clinical care. However, some members have additional subspecialty expertise which enables them to provide tertiary medical care. Divisional members may act as a resource for physicians and patients throughout the province when these services and appropriate expertise are not available in their own community.
In addition, Division members dedicate time specifically for the teaching of undergraduate medical students and doctors in residency training. It is also recognized that their clinical practices are a major component of the university teaching program and are vital to the recruitment of patients for clinical research.