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Robert Maudsley Fellowship for Studies in Medical Education

2017

Marcio Gomes, MD, PhD (sciences), FRCPC, MHPE Candidate

Staff Pathologist, The Ottawa Hospital

Marcio Gomes, MD, PhD (sciences), FRCPC, MHPE Candidate
Marcio Gomes, MD, PhD (sciences), FRCPC, MHPE Candidate
Workplace Assessment of Pathology EPA's

How this work will inform research in medical education

“This work is important to medical education because pathology training in Canada and worldwide is lagging with regard to the introduction of competency-based medical education (CBME), and there are no specific workplace tools for assessing technical skills in pathology and laboratory medicine. Anatomical pathology has initiated the RCPSC Competence by Design (CBD) project in 2016 and CBME tools will be essential for the assessment of the pathology entrustable professional activities (EPAs). Although the final list of pathology EPAs has not yet been defined, some procedure-based routine pathology activities will be part of that list, including intra-operative consultations (aka frozen sections), gross examination and autopsies. Therefore, developing workplace-based assessment tools is a required step in this process. The idea of this study is to introduce assessment-for-learning tools in pathology training, and in particular to do so with regard to the assessment of intra-operative pathology.”

Jennifer Tam, BSc (Pharm), MD, FRCPC

Subspecialty Resident, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Paediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children

Jennifer Tam, BSc (Pharm), MD, FRCPC
Jennifer Tam, BSc (Pharm), MD, FRCPC
Clinical Competency Committees: Using Qualitative Methods to Explore What Works and Why

How this work will inform research in medical education

“A clinical competency committee (CCC) is a group tasked with assessing the progress of each resident in a residency program, with the goal that the resident will be able to practice independently upon program completion. While some programs have used a CCC for years, the formalization of CCCs as an accreditation requirement is relatively new. As such, the best way to run a CCC is unknown. The Paediatric Infectious Diseases training program in Toronto has had a CCC since 2008. This provides a valuable opportunity to examine a CCC in Canada using a method called “instrumental case study” to reveal what works, what does not work, and why. Healthcare is dependent on the people that deliver it, so ensuring the best care to patients starts with medical education. This study will help the Royal College and residency programs develop effective CCCs to guide the training of our future doctors.”

Claire Temple-Oberle, BA, MSc, MD, FRCSC, MMEd Candidate

Professor, Divisions of Plastic Surgery and Surgical Oncology, University of Calgary

Claire Temple-Oberle, BA, MSc, MD, FRCSC, MMEd Candidate
Claire Temple-Oberle, BA, MSc, MD, FRCSC, MMEd Candidate
A Curriculum for Microsurgical Skills

How this work will inform research in medical education


“The project entitled “A Curriculum for Microsurgical Skills” is important because microsurgery is the backbone of reconstructive plastic surgery. Present microcourses and workplace learning may not foster mastery learning nor provide an environment conducive to deliberate practice. Leveraging a new simulation centre at the University of Calgary, a revised curriculum has been developed using Kern’s 6 steps of curriculum development. Once evaluation closes the loop on curricular development, insights gained will provide measurable behaviours and assessment instruments that could underpin the move toward competency based surgical education in microsurgery.”

2016

Kathleen Huth, BASc, MD, FRCPC, MMSc-Medical Education Candidate

Kenneth Van Dewark, BMSc, MD, FRCP

Rene Wong, MD, MEd, PhD Candidate, FRCPC

 

2015

Sarah Blissett, MD, FRCPC

Julie Johnstone, MD, FRCPC

Taryn Taylor, MD

Brent Thoma, MD, MA

Alison Walzak, MD, FRCPC