Gisèle Bourgeois-Law, MD, MEd, FRCSC

Faculty Liaison, CHES – Island Medical Program

 

Dr. Gisèle Bourgeois-Law is Faculty Liaison for the Island Medical Program (IMP) Her role involves facilitating opportunities for clinician teachers in the IMP to engage in educational scholarship, integrating a community of IMP medical education scholars with CHES, and supporting scholars in career goal advancements. After graduating from the University of Manitoba, Gisèle obtained her CCFP followed by her FRCSC in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her practice career was spent as a community-based obstetrician with a strong interest in teaching. Gisèle served for 10 years as the Director of Clinician Assessment Programs at the University of Manitoba, where she was responsible for the assessment and remediation of physicians in difficulty identified by various regulatory authorities. That program evolved over the years to include the assessment of both generalist and specialist IMGs for entry into practice

Gisèle joined UBC as Associate Dean Professional Development in 2008, a position she held until 2014. She is currently working on her PhD in Health Professions Education through Maastricht University with Glenn Regehr, Pim Teunissen and Lara Varpio as her supervisors.

Research Interests

  • Remediation as it applies to practicing physicians

Publication Highlights

Bourgeois-Law G, Teunissen P, Regehr G. Remediation in practicing physicians: current and alternative conceptualizations. Academic Medicine Publish ahead of print April 2018

Farrell, L., Bourgeois-Law, G., Ajjawi, R., & Regehr, G. (2017). An autoethnographic exploration of the use of goal oriented feedback to enhance brief clinical teaching encounters. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 22(1), 91-104.

Farrell, L., Bourgeois-Law, G., Ajjawi, R., & Regehr, G. (2015) Autoethnography: Introducing “I” into medical education research. Medical Education 49 (10): 974-982

Bourgeois-Law, G. (2008). Do nurse practitioners pose a threat to family physicians? No (Debates). Canadian Family Physician, 54: 1669-1671.

Finucane, P., Bourgeois-Law, G., Ineson, S. & Kaigas, T. (2003). An international comparison of performance assessment programs in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Academic Medicine,78(8), 837-843.

Recent Presentations

Bourgeois-Law, G., Teunissen, P., Varpio, L., Regehr, G. (2018). Understanding differing stakeholder conceptualizations of remediation for struggling physicians. Oral presentation at the Coalition for Physician Enhancement, Toronto, ON.

Bourgeois-Law, G., Regehr, G., Teunissen, P., Varpio, L. (2018). The medical profession’s ambivalence in regards to remediation in practicing physicians. Oral presentation at the Canadian Conference on Medical Education, Halifax, NS.

Bourgeois-Law, G., Teunissen, P., Regehr, G., Varpio, L. (2018). Remediation in practicing physicians: Ambiguity, Angst, and Ambivalence. Poster for the Society for Academic CME, San Antonio, Texas.

Bourgeois-Law, G., Regehr, G., Teunissen, P., Varpio, L. (2017). The medical profession’s ambivalence in regards to remediation in practicing physicians. Oral presentation at the Association of Medical Education in Europe, Helsinki, Finland.

Farrell, L., Buydens, S., Regehr, G., Stonebridge, G., Bourgeois-Law, G. (2017). Exploring the use of narrative writing and group reflection to develop a teaching concept in Faculty Development. Oral presentation at the Canadian Conference on Medical Education, Winnipeg, MB.

Farrell, L., Bourgeois-Law, G., Buydens, S., Stonebridge, G., Regehr, G. (2017). Your goals, my goals, our goals: The Complexity of co-constructing goals with learners to improve feedback. Oral presentation at the Canadian Conference on Medical Education, Winnipeg, MB.

Awards

  • 2018 Faculty of Medicine Award for Distinguished Service to Continuing Professional Development