Why do the IMR Course?

Studying for my final examinations in 2012 was a stressful and frustrating experience – there was so much subject matter to cover, and everyone I approached for advice gave me different study tools – texts, online reviews, study notes. I wished there was a review course – as there are in most other medical and surgical specialties in Canada – that could help me narrow my studies… so after successfully completing my exams, I created one!

This course was designed by new General Internists after surveying their colleagues for topics that were felt to be relevant and high-yield subject matter for Canadian Internal Medicine trainees preparing for final exams. After a successful sell-out eight year in 2020 content has been updated and expanded for the 2021 program for residents preparing to write their final exams. Adapting to the COVID Pandemic and its restrictions – we continued to support our 2020 attendees providing Canadian Guideline updates until their delayed exam, and expanded access to our content to accommodate the delays in 2020 to the IM Specialty exams. In 2021 we are offering a fully virtual course experience to assure every attendee the benefit of our high quality programming, no matter what pandemic phase we are in nationally.

The two day course is available to all residents and International Medical Graduates pursuing Internal Medicine specialization in Canada. Course material will be supplemented by online physical examination videos and course notes available exclusively to attendees.



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About Dr. McKenna

Dr. Ann Marie McKenna

Ann Marie McKenna, MD, FRCPC
Founder and Chairperson

Dr. McKenna completed her specialty training in Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto in 2012, acting in the capacity of Chief Medical Resident at St. Michael’s Hospital in her final year. She successfully completed both her Royal College and American Board of Internal Medicine exams in 2012. She now works in a community Internal Medicine practice at the North Bay Regional Health Centre in North Bay, Ontario.

Her academic and teaching record is reflected in the caliber of content available to participants of the Internal Medicine Review.

  • Recipient of the award for Best Community Clinical Teacher, 2016-2019 inclusive, Northern Ontario School of Medicine.
  • Recipient of the Jean Rochefort Teaching Award for excellence in teaching at the North Bay Regional Health Center, 2017.
  • Recipient of multiple awards for excellence in clinical medicine, including the Medical Alumni Gold Medal – awarded for the highest overall standing in the graduating medical class of the University of Western Ontario.

She has successfully directed and organized a number of academic meetings, including acting as Founder, Chair and organizer for the Internal Medicine Review, 2013-2021.

Dr. McKenna has a wealth of experience stewarding both non-profit and charitable organizations. As a Fundraising Director and Executive member of 3 non-profit organizations in the past, she has fundraised and managed over $350,000 in grants and corporate sponsorship. For information on sponsoring the 2021 Internal Medicine Review, please click here.

Support Team

Stacey Monteiro

Stacey Monteiro, Executive Administrator
Internal Medicine Review

Mrs. Monteiro is a teacher by trade and has worked as the executive administrator of the IMR since its inception in 2013. She manages our Inbox and will help you with all of your course administrative queries!