April 2024 Invited Speaker Rounds

Do you see what I see? Challenging intraprofessional workplace-based education norms

Renée E. Stalmeijer, PhD

Associate Professor of Health Professions Education,
School of Health Professions Education &
Department of Educational Development and Research,
Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences,
Maastricht University

Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm

*Please note that IRC 414 is not the usual Cutting Edge Speaker Series space. If you are on campus, please join us in-person at IRC 414 – 2194 Health Sciences Mall (across from the CHES office). If you are joining via Zoom, please use the connection details above.

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Health professions education and research (HPER) have an important mission: to better prepare future healthcare professionals for providing effective and safe healthcare. But what if HPER as a field is unintentionally doing the opposite? The trajectory towards becoming a health professional is largely situated within the clinical workplace. There, like in the formal education setting, training is often mostly siloed: physicians train physicians, nurses train nurses, physiotherapists train physiotherapists. During this presentation I will argue that if HPER is to better prepare their trainees for future practice, a change of perspective is needed regarding what we are training these trainees to become and who should be involved in this process. By using the perspective of socio-cultural learning theory, I will invite the audience to consider the role of the entire, interprofessional healthcare team in preparing medical trainees to become competent and knowledgeable professionals.


Renée is trained as an educational scientist and holds a PhD in medical education obtained from Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Development and Research and the School of Health Professions Education (SHE) at the Faculty of Health, Medicine, and Life Sciences (FHML), Maastricht University, the Netherlands. Her program of research focuses on optimizing workplace learning by investigating the intra- and interprofessional teaching and learning dynamic in the clinical workplace. Additionally, her research interests include qualitative research methodology, and educational quality assurance. She is the head of task force program evaluation at FHML and teaches research methodology within the Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE), the SHE PhD Writing course, and during the short course Critical Choices in Qualitative Research Methodology.

Accredited by UBC CPD

The Division of Continuing Professional Development, University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Continuing Medical Education Accreditation Committee (CACME) to provide CPD credits for physicians. This one-credit-per-hour 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 15 Mainpro+® credits. Each physician should claim only those credits accrued through participation in the activity. CFPC Session ID: 200716-001.

RCPSC ACCREDITATION: The CHES Cutting Edge Speaker Series is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.