Jennifer Clara Tang

MD, FRCPC, MHSc (Bioethics)

Jennifer Clara Tang

Ancaster, Ontario
Emergency medicine

Area 5, Division B — Specialists
(ONTARIO)

Candidate statement

I am an emergency physician and Coroner in my first five years of practice. I practice emergency medicine and teach in the academic community of McMaster University. As an Investigative Coroner who presides over inquests, I serve the province of Ontario and the greater community in Hamilton and Brant County.

I wish to join CMPA council because I wish to give back to an organization that I believe has great value. I have unique expertise in bioethics (Masters of Health Sciences (Bioethics) including a Clinical Ethics practicum), and I also have experience viewing patient care through a legal lens from my experience as an Investigative and Inquest Coroner. I have the skills, experience, and diverse perspective that would be valuable and foster the long-term success of the association. I have reviewed the CMPA's strategic plan for 2015-2019 and the outcomes (specifically outcome #1: assisting physicians, and outcome #2: contributing to safe medical care) align with the work that I have already been involved in as a former board member for the Professional Association of Residents of Ontario, as a teacher of ethics to medical learners, and as a Coroner.

As a CMPA Council member I would bring unique perspective to the table from my experience of being a diverse female physician in her early career. I bring knowledge from my medico-legal work as a Presiding Inquest Coroner, working with lawyers, juries, various ministries of government, and parties with standing. As an Investigative Coroner, I bring perspective from working with physicians and the justice system, and from listening to the concerns expressed by physicians, and patients. I have devoted much of my professional time to teaching ethics and professionalism at McMaster University and I enjoy working with medical students. I enjoy the teaching because of the lively debates and discussions I am privileged to have with the future of our profession. I would bring these perspectives forward.

If elected as a Council member, I will devote myself to promoting member engagement in early career physicians through work on the Member and Stakeholder Relations Committee. I believe it is important to reach out to early career physicians and trainees to see how the CMPA can best serve their interests. I am interested in innovative initiatives to engage early career physicians like the CMPA Safe Care Live! Facebook group and @CMPAmembers Twitter account.

Practice Appointments

McMaster University

Assistant Clinical Professor
2016-2018

Hamilton Health Sciences Hospital

Active Staff
2017-2018

Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario

Investigative Coroner
2015-2018
Presiding Inquest Coroner
2017-2018

Professional Appointments

Canadian Medical Association

CMA Bioethics Committee-Ontario Delegate
2015-2018
General Council in Yellowknife: Delegate to General Council (Ontario)
2012-2012
General Council in Vancouver: Delegate to General Council (Ontario)
2016-2016

Hamilton Health Sciences

Clinical Bioethics Committee Member
2015-2017

Ontario Medical Association

Delegate to Council: Section of Interns and Residents
2010-2014

Ontario Medical Association-Professional Association of Residents of Ontario

Resident Representative (Member Services Board Committee)
2013-2014
Resident Representative (Physician Health Program Advisory Committee)
2012-2014

City of Hamilton

Homelessness Funding Implementation Citizen Group
2014-2016

Queen's Emergency Medicine

Chief Resident
2012-2013

Professional Association of Residents of Ontario

Board of Directors: Secretary
2011-2012
Board Lead, Working Group on Distributed Medical Education
2011-2012
Queen's University Site Chair
2010-2011
Equity, Diversity and Gender Committee of Ontario’s Faculties of Medicine Resident Representative
2010-2011

Queen's University

Research Ethics Board - Resident Member
2012-2013

Professional Association of Residents of Ontario

Resident Advocate (accompanied residents in distress to hearings)
2010-2011




Election contact information

Email: jenniferclaratang@gmail.com