Doris Kalamut, B.Sc.Phm, R.Ph
Communication Skills Course Coordinator
A graduate of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Doris Kalamut has been teaching at the Faculty since 1981. She has been able to draw on her experience as a community pharmacist while teaching courses in communication skills, experiential education, professional practice, pharmaceutics, and patient self-care.
Doris Kalamut has been actively involved with the Faculty's International Pharmacy Graduate (IPG) program, since its development in 2001. She is the Course Coordinator/lecturer of the program's Communication Skills in Pharmacy Practice course and the experiential Canadian Practical Experience mentorship program, as well as a lecturer in the Professional Practice and Pharmacy Management course.
In July 2013, the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy announced the appointment of Doris Kalamut as Director, Student Experience and Academic Progress. In this position, she will be responsible for developing, implementing, delivering and leading initiatives like the Faculty Advisor and Mentorship program, the House program, and remediation programs. She will also represent the Faculty at the Council on Student Experience, in addition to any other activities or events related to student experience.
Doris Kalamut is also a Course Coordinator of the Year 2 Medication Therapy Management (MTM-2) course in the entry-level Doctor of Pharmacy (Phm D) program, ensuring that students gain valuable pharmacy experience in a simulated practice setting.
A firm believer of life-long learning, Doris Kalamut continuously enrolls in professional development programs which allow her to explore her interests on the implementation of knowledge into professional practice in a variety of pharmacy settings. Her professional research interests include experiential learning and mentoring, patient safety, inter-professional communication and education.
In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Doris Kalamut serves on the Jurisprudence and Peer Review committees of the Ontario College of Pharmacists; is a Presiding Officer of both written (MCQ) and oral (OSCE) examinations for the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada; and is an executive member of the Metropolitan Toronto Pharmacists Association.