Visiting scholars

We had the pleasure to host three prominent scholars in the field of medical education over winter.

Rose Hatala from UBC in Vancouver, spent July and August with us at the Department as part of her sabbatical.  Rose is a general internist from at St. Paul’s Hospital & an Associate Professor in the UBC Department of Medicine.  Rose has a career focus on health professions education, particularly assessment, feedback in clinical education and simulation. Rose presented a seminar at our research roundtable, ‘Exploring meaningful feedback between learners and preceptors in the workplace’, and hada busy schedule of meetings with staff members and also visited with colleagues at Monash University and CRADLE at Deakin.

Ryan Brydges from the University of Toronto, Canada visited for an action-packed week in late July.  Ryan is an Education Scientist at the Wilson Centre and an Assistant Professor and Education Scientist in the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto. He currently holds a Professorship in Technology-Enabled Education at St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto. Ryan delivered two presentations to the general DME community around areas of research interest; ‘Data-driven health professions education: Early thoughts and warning signs’, and ‘Managing self-regulated learning: promises & perils’.  He also delivered a seminar to our RHD students on ‘Prioritizing how we learn over showing what we already know: Preparation for future learning’ and met with various scholars and staff members in the Department.

We also hosted one of our Honorary’s Professor David Swanson. Dave is currently serving as Vice President, Academic Programs and Services for the American Board of Medical Specialties. He is widely published on topics related to assessment of medical decision making, written and computer-based clinical simulations; assessment of clinical skills with real and standardized patients; patterns of performance on admissions, licensure and certification examinations; and issues in computer and web-based testing.  Professor Swanson is a co-investigator on our Stemmler Grant research project and spent much of his visit working on this project, but also delivered a keynote seminar to one of our Graduate Certificate of Clinical Teaching cohorts.

We look forward to ongoing collaborations and return visits from all three of these scholars.