Visiting Scholar

Andrea Gingerich<

Andrea Gingerich, PhD

Research Associate
Northern Medical Program, University of Northern British Columbia

Dates of Visit: March 15 – 17, 2016

Purpose of Visit

Presenter at CHES Research Rounds
March 16, 2016
Violated assumptions: A story of trusting conflicting assessment judgments

While visiting CHES, Dr. Gingerich will be meeting with individual members of the CHES community to discuss their research ideas, offer advice, and explore areas of joint interest.


Dr. Andrea Gingerich is a research associate in medical education with the Northern Medical Program, a regional campus of the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine located at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George. In 2006 she began as a small group learning facilitator within years 1 and 2 of the undergraduate medical curriculum and has since become involved with recruiting, scheduling, and providing faculty development for small group learning facilitators. Her doctoral studies were completed through Maastricht University under the supervision of Cees van der Vleuten, Kevin Eva and Glenn Regehr. Dr. Gingerich’s research has challenged the rater idiosyncrasy explanation for error variance by identifying multiple clusters of consensus within physicians’ variable clinical assessment judgments of a given trainee.

Dr. Gingerich previously completed a master’s degree in medical education from the University of Dundee in 2010 with a thesis focussing on assessment in problem-based learning. Before relocating to Prince George in 2006, she was sole owner and operator of a multidisciplinary clinic in rural Ontario where she practised as a naturopathic doctor after graduating from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2002. She also completed a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Western Ontario in physiology and psychology in 1998.