December 2018 What I’m Thinking About…

Moving from Expert to Novice: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

Drs. Rose Hatala, Jennifer Tam & Joanna Bates

Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm

  • formal presentations and discussion from 12:00pm – 1:00pm, ongoing moderated discussion 1:00pm – 1:30pm
  • feel free to bring a bagged lunch


  • LSC CMR 1312 (host venue)
  • DHCC 2262
  • NHSC 9-374
  • RJH CA 011



During the course of our professional careers, we may anticipate transitioning into new arenas of practice. These may be small leaps (i.e. developing new skills for use within our field) or larger leaps (i.e. re-training for a new field of practice). While the development of expertise has been explored in depth, it’s converse, namely moving from expert to novice, is less well-described. In this WITA, we will share our own stories of transitioning from expert to novice, suggest some relevant theories that may inform our understanding of this transition and foster discussion with participants as to the nature of these transitions.


  1. Share personal stories of moving from expert to novice in professional practice.
  2. Explore relevant theories that may inform this transition.


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 1.5 (x 10 sessions) 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 1.5 (x 10 sessions) Mainpro+ credits. Each physician should claim only those credits he/she actually spent in the activity.

Accredited by UBC CPD