News & Honours

January 30, 2015

CHES Quarterly Vol 6 Iss 2 is now available here!

In this issue:

  • Dr. Laura Nimmon is highlighted in our fifth installment of the Scholar in Highlight section,
  • Dr. Brett Schrewe reflects on the impact context has on one’s professional identity,
  • an update on the next step for the Cross-Professional Collaborations in Health Professions Education Scholarship initiative,
  • information about current career opportunities in health professions education,
  • we share news of recent changes at CHES,
  • we announce dates for upcoming CHES Research Rounds and the 2015 CHES Celebration of Scholarship,
  • and as always, we have our regular features: Visitors; What We’re Talking About; Worth Reading; and Mark Your Calendars!

January 28, 2015

CHES is seeking applications for a postdoctoral fellow in health professions education research with a focus on education assessment and/or program evaluation. This is a one-year funded position, renewable once, which starts on a mutually agreed upon date between July 1 and September 1, 2015. In order to qualify for the fellowship, applicants must have completed a PhD program in education, social sciences, humanities or other relevant discipline at a recognized university by the start date. All eligible applicants will be considered.

The final deadline for applications is March 31, 2015; however, consideration of applications will begin March 15, 2015.

January 26, 2015

The Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the field of health professions education research. The Faculty is seeking a PhD researcher with a focus on simulation-based research in health professions education. This position will also come (for a qualified applicant) with a parallel appointment as Director of Research at the University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre. The University of Ottawa is a bilingual institution (French and English); candidates will be required to demonstrate passive knowledge of their second language for tenure. Read more about this opportunity here: English and en français.

Applications will be accepted until February 13, 2015; however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled.

January 23, 2015

The Faculty of Medicine at The University of British Columbia invites applications for the position of Director, Centre for Health Education Scholarship (CHES). This is a 0.4 FTE position for a five (5) year term with the possibility of renewal, subject to satisfactory review. The position is expected to be filled by a candidate internal to the Faculty. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2015 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

Review of applications will begin on February 23, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Read more about this opportunity here.

December 2, 2014

Congratulations to former CHES fellow Dr. Lawrence Lo for successfully defending his master’s thesis, “Medical Trainees’ understanding of directed questioning by their clinical supervisors”. The presentation marked his completion of the Master of Health Professions Education Canada program, with a degree from Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Dr. Lo is a clinical instructor in the UBC Department of Medicine and Program Director for the Geriatrics Medicine Training Program.