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Dr. Sharon Card MD, MSc, FRCPC Associate Professor General Internal Medicine



Education included Queen’s University medical school, St. John’s Newfoundland (rotating internship) and Internal Medicine residency training at Dalhousie University in Halifax. She subsequently did locums in Nova Scotia for a year before joining the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in 1996 where she has practiced General Internal Medicine since then. During her career in Saskatoon she has been both GIM Program Director and GIM Division Head. Over the past 20 years she has been extensively involved with both the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine (GIM Program Director’s Committee, Education Committee, Council) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Chair GIM Working Group; current Chair GIM Specialty Committee; Accreditation Committee; Internal Medicine Specialty Committee; Internal Medicine Examiner).

Her main career focus has been the development of consistent, robust training for those entering practice in General Internal Medicine. She has been instrumental in developing General Internal Medicine (GIM) into an acknowledged discipline at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. As current Chair of the RCPSC Chair of the Specialty Committee in GIM she is leading the development of the Competence by Design project for GIM.

Selected Honours and Awards

  • Professional Association of Interns and Residents of Saskatchewan (PAIRS) 1999 Excellence in Teaching Award for Saskatoon.
  • U of S Medical Research Residents Clinical Teacher of the Year Award 2002-03.
  • College of Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award 2010.
  • 2012 Exceptional Service Award, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Silver Teaching Medal, Department of Medicine University of Saskatchewan
  • Osler Award, Canadian Society of Internal Medicine 2013

Comment: The CSIM Osler Awards are presented annually to individuals demonstrating excellence in achievement in the field of General Internal Medicine (GIM), either in clinical practice, research, medical education, specialty development or health promotion.

Selected Publications

  • Card S, Clark H, Elizov M, Kassam N. The Evolution of General Internal Medicine (GIM) in Canada: International Implications. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2016.
  • Card SE and N Kassam. The Future is Bright for Competency-based Education in General Internal Medicine. Canadian Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2016; 11(1): 25 – 29.
  • Anderson L, Ward H, Card SE. Discussion Paper - Linking General Internal Medicine Residency Training to Human Resource Needs and Roles in a Changing Health Landscape Lindsey. University of Saskatchewan Undergraduate Research Journal. 2015;1(2):01-07.
  • Arishenkoff S, Blouw M, Card S, Conly J, Gebhardt C, Gibson N, Lenz R, Ma I, Meneilly G, Remiche L, Schaefer J, Sochocki M, Zarnke K. Expert Consensus on a Canadian Internal Medicine Ultrasound Curriculum. Canadian Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2014;9(3):106-111.
  • Boden C, Ward H, Esau R, Card SE. Accessing Information on a General Internal Medicine Consultation Service: The Value of a GIM Online Guide. Canadian Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2014;9(2):63-65.
  • Ferguson L, Ward H, Card SE, Sheppard MS, McMurtry J. Putting the 'patient' back into patient-centred care: An education perspective. Nurse Education in Practice. 2013 Mar 19(13):283-287.
  • Card SE, Ward HA, Chipperfield D, Sheppard MS. Postgraduate internal medicine residents' roles at patient discharge - do their perceived roles and perceptions by other health care providers correlate? Journal of Interprofessional Care. 2013. Epub 2013. DOI: 10.3109/13561820.2013800849.
  • Card SE. General Internal Medicine Subspecialty Training Update. Canadian Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2012;7(4):127-128.
  • Card SE, PausJenssen A, Ottenbreit R. Determining specific competencies for General Internal Medicine residents (PGY 4 and PGY 5). What are they and are programs currently teaching them? A survey of practicing Canadian General Internists. BMC Res Notes. 2011, 4: 480. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-4-480. online. 2011 Nov 3. Epub 2011 Nov 3.
  • Card SE, Kassam N, Touchie C, Trahey J. General Internal Medicine Training Programs. What is the Proposal? CJGIM. 2010 Aug;5(2):60-61.
  • Cumyn A, Gibson P, Can COM (including Card SE) S. Validation of a Canadian curriculum in obstetric medicine; 3:145-151. Obstetrical Medicine. 2010.
  • PausJenssen L, Ward H, Card SE. An internist's role in perioperative medicine: a survey of surgeon's opinions. BMC Family Practice, 9:4 doi.10.1186/1471-2296-9-4. 2008.
  • Card SE, Ward H, PausJenssen A, PausJenssen L, Basran J, Dust W. CanMEDS in Practice: A Template to Optimize Patient Care. Canadian Journal of General Internal Medicine Volume 2, Issue 4, Page 27. 2007.
  • Card SE, Snell L, O'Brien B. Are Canadian General Internal Medicine training program graduates prepared for their future careers? BMC Medical Education 2006, 6:56. 2006.
  • McClean KL, Card SE. Informed consent skills in internal medicine residency: how are residents taught, and what do they learn? Acad Med. Feb; 79(2): 128-33. 2004.
  • Pilkey J, Card SE. Internal Medicine Residents and Attending Physicians: Perceptions of each other's work hours in 2001 - A Pilot Project. Annals RCPSC 35(8): December 2002 supplement: 551-555. 2002 Dec.
  • Card SE, Rathgeber MR, Sheppard S. An Internal Medicine Clinic Teaching Unit - Does it Affect Services Provided for the Elderly in Saskatoon? Involved in Development and Participation in Study Design; Writing of Manuscript. Annals RCPSC. 2002 Aug;35(5):274-278.
  • Sheppard MS, Rathgeber MR, Franko JM, Treppel DM, Card SE, Neudorf CO. Are longer hospital stays beneficial for the elderly? Hosp Q. Winter; 6(2): 52-5, 2. 2002.
  • Soparkar GR, Card SE. Technical Skills during Residency and in Practice: A Survey of Specialists in Internal Medicine in Saskatchewan. Annals RCPSC. 1999 Aug;32(5):296-301.