Hot Topics in Health Professions Education

CHES is introducing a new seminar series! These sessions are designed to provide attendees educational foundations in: the pedagogical evidence, areas of controversy, and emerging ideas regarding important topics in Health Professions Education. These sessions will be relevant to both educational leaders and those who teach.

Examples of potential future topics include: theories of learning, identity formation, competency-based curriculum, clinical decision-making, feedback, assessment, and much more!

While these sessions are a component of the Educators Leadership Program (ELP), the Hot Topics series is open to CHES Members, the Health Professions Education community at UBC, and anyone else who is interested in Health Professions Education.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe key findings in foundational elements of teaching and learning.
  2. Discuss how a set of these key findings have been or could apply to their educational leadership setting/context.

For questions, feedback or to suggest topics and/or presenters, please contact:

May 2018 Hot Topics

Should we be Flipping Over the Flipped Classroom?

Presenter: Dr. Ian Scott

Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm


  • LSC 1312 (host venue)
  • DHCC 2262
  • KGH CAC 228
  • NHSC 9-374
  • MSB 107
  • RJH CA 011


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The flipped classroom has gained excitement and attention in the last few years.  Some of this excitement is based on an evidence base and much is not.  In this session, we will be explore:

  • key elements of a flipped classroom,
  • how to convert a standard classroom into a flipped classroom,
  • the evidence for a flipped classroom,
  • the elements (affordances) of the flipped classroom that support its effectiveness
  • some of the ways to make a standard lecture more effective


The University of British Columbia Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide study credits for continuing medical education for physicians. This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by UBC CPD. You may claim a maximum of 6.0 (1.5 per session) hours (credits are automatically calculated). This Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 6.0 (1.5 per session) Mainpro+ credits. Each physician should claim only those credits he/she actually spent in the activity.

Accredited by UBC CPD