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Dr. Smith-Gorvie is a staff Emergency Medicine physician at University Health Network in Toronto, and is a Clinician-Teacher and a Lecturer in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She obtained her MD and BSc (Med) degrees at the University of Manitoba, and subsequently completed the FRCP EM program at U of T. During her subspecialty year, she obtained an MSc in Health Research Methodology from McMaster University. Dr. Smith-Gorvie is also the assistant course director for the FRCP EM PGY1 Clinical Epidemiology program, and is a tutor for the Health Science Research component of the Foundations Curriculum for the 2nd year medical students at U of T. Dr. Smith-Gorvie enjoys teaching health research methodology by means of lectures, tutorials, journal club. With respect to scholarly interests, she is interested in evaluating the impact of teaching health research methodology, evidence-based medicine and critical appraisal, but in true emergency doctor fashion, is interested in (or has participated in) a variety of other scholarly pursuits (e.g. observational studies, RCT’s, qualitative research). Dr. Smith-Gorvie is also an avid baker, who is continually experimenting with new recipes and baking techniques!


  • Med Ed – Residents

  • Med Ed – Undergrad


Emergency Department management and outcomes of closed distal radius fractures: a retrospective chart review (supervising a resident academic project)

The influence of health science research training on medical student perceptions of their learning experiences and approach to patient care: A program evaluation study (PI)


Lam PP, Coleman BL, Green K, Powis J, Richardson D, Katz K, Borgundvaag B, Smith-Gorvie T, Kwong JC, Bondy SJ, McGeer A. Predictors of influenza among older adults in the emergency department. BMC Infect Dis. 2016 Oct 28;16(1):615.

Parsons JA, Baker NA, Smith-Gorvie T, Hudak PL.To ‘Get by’ or ‘get help’? A qualitative study of physicians’ challenges and dilemmas when patients have limited English proficiency. BMJ Open. 2014 Jun 5;4(6):e004613. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004613.

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