Dr. Debra Hamer is an Assistant Professor and Shared-Care psychiatrist at Queen’s University. She completed her Honors Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Semiotics and Communication Theory at the University of Toronto, before pursuing medical training at the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University. Her psychiatry residency was completed at the University of Toronto.
Since being hired to Queen’s University as a clinician-educator, she has been actively involved in teaching both at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. She is currently the acting Director of the Psychiatry Clerkship Course.
Her research has focused on the integration of humanities into medical education, as well as physician wellness. For her contribution to medical education, she has received numerous awards including the Association for Academic Psychiatry Fellowship Award, the PARO Resident Teaching Award, and most recently the 2019 Queen’s Department of Psychiatry Award for Excellence in Teaching.