After receiving her undergraduate degree in Music from Queen’s University and a Master’s in Music from the University of Toronto, Dr. Flynn returned to Queen’s where she received her MD in 1987 and undertook her postgraduate medical education training. She became certified as a Family Physician and subsequently as a Psychiatrist. She began her academic career at Queen’s University when she was cross-appointed to the Departments of Family Medicine and Psychiatry. She has held roles as Director of Continuing Medical Education, Postgraduate Program Director and the Director of Psychotherapy in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Flynn held the role of Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education at Queen’s University from 2003-2010. She is a Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine as well as the Acting Director of the Office of Health Sciences Education and Vice-Dean, Education in the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Dr. Flynn has received departmental awards for Excellent Leadership in Education and the Annual Staff Excellence in Teaching Award. She has conducted research in Physician Health, the role of Health Advocate, Interprofessional Education and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. She is a Clinician Educator with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.