Santiago Toro-Posada, MBBS
Universidad CES, Colombia
Dr. Santiago Toro-Posada, originally from Colombia, graduated from a six-year medical program as a General Physician and Surgeon from the Health Sciences Institute (CES). He also holds a post-Graduate diploma in Economical and Financial Management of Health Institutions. Santiago worked as a bedside teacher for several years, during which time he gained a great appreciation for knowledge transfer and curriculum delivery. He also worked as a general practitioner and assistant surgeon, and managed different health care centers prior to immigrating to Canada 16 years ago.
In 2003, Dr. Toro-Posada joined the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine as a curriculum and assessment manager. In this role he became the UBC Item Bank Administrator for the International Database for Enhanced Assessments and Learning (IDEAL) Consortium, and implemented online testing for multiple year 3 clerkships. For the past five years, he was dedicated entirely to leading the Curriculum Management Unit. He managed the Faculty of Medicine’s undergraduate curriculum repository, supervised the management of the curriculum objectives resource inventory, and supported the development and alignment of educational activities. He provided strategic curriculum leadership on the planning, development and implementation of a new Curriculum Management System “ENTRADA” and ensured full compliance with the university’s Exit Competencies and with the curriculum-related accreditation standards set by the Committee on the Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS).
In January 2017, he joined the Elson S. Floyd College of medicine as the Director of Curriculum Accreditation and Management, where he provides strategic leadership for the implementation and management of the Curriculum Management System, ENTRADA and ensures curricular activities are aligned and in compliance with internal and external stakeholders, while providing pedagogical support in their development.