James Powell, MD

Clinical Educator Fellow

You will easily recognize Jamie as the tallest member of the CHES community. Born and raised in the Okanagan Valley, Jamie kept the residents safe as a firefighter until leaving to pursue a medical degree from the Southern Medical Program in Kelowna. Currently Jamie is finishing his residency training through Kelowna General Hospital, to become a specialist in Emergency Medicine. When not working in the emergency room Jamie enjoys terrifying his rivals on the volleyball court, and hosting games nights with what may be Kelowna’s best collection of board games.

Research Interests

Jamie has been involved in the preparation for, and implementation of the competency-based medical education curriculum for Emergency Medicine at UBC. He has taken an interest in methods of effective and efficient teaching in the setting of a busy emergency department, including the use of Entrustable Professional Activities (entrustment scales) for formative assessment. Lastly he is looking at the evaluation of how residents are taught to be effective clinical teachers, and to promote and teach skills for self-regulated, lifelong learning.

Current Academic Activities

Jamie is currently pursuing an International Master of Health Professions Education from the School of Health Professions Education at Maastricht University (the Netherlands), while working with faculty and mentors from CHES in Vancouver.

Concurrently, Jamie teaches medical students and residents clinically in the emergency department, and non-cliniclally at the University of both the Kelowna and Vancouver medical training sites.

Publications

Harris, D., Powell, J. What are the benefits and risks of dual antiplatelet treatment for acute minor ischemic stroke or high risk transient ischemic attack? BEEM Journal. 2019 April;18(04):5-6.

Powell, J., Sanderson, M., Lang, E. CT HEAD? Reviewing the newest validation of the Ottawa Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Rule. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2018 Jul:1-3.

Sanderson, M., Powell, J., Lang, E. Topical tranexamic acid for the treatment of epistaxis in patients using antiplatelet agents. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2018 Sep;20(5):774-6.

Thompson, J., Powell, JD., Ovakim, DH. Intentional overdose of the novel anti-epileptic drug eslicarbazepine presenting with recurrent seizures and ventricular dysrhythmias. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2017 Sep:1-4.

Free Open Access Medical Education Posts

Powell, J. Cardiac Emergency Department Echo. Kelowna: BC Emergency Medicine Network; 2017 Sept 19.

Powell, J., Lin, B. ALiEM. California: Academic Life in Emergency Medicine. Extensor Tendon Lacerations to the Foot; 2017 Sept 11.

Powell, J. CanadiEM Case Series, Medical Concepts: CanadiEM. Case Series: Hindsight is always the sharpest – Penetrating trauma; 2017 April 11.

Presentations

UBC Department of Emergency Medicine Provincial Grand Rounds – Presenter (September, 2019)
Effective Learning Strategies in Residency.

UBC Department of Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds – Presenter (February, 2019)
Asthma Management in Children.

CAEP Conference – Poster
Powell, J., Hughes, A., Scott, R., Balfour, N., McInnes, G., Karogiannis, D., Hebert, J., Cabral, J., Fasick, D., Harris, D., Ertel, M. A pilot program of physician at triage conducted at a tertiary care hospital improved measures of emergency department throughput and provides a potential solution for emergency department overcrowding. Annual Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference; 2018 May 29; Calgary, AB.

WEDOC – Poster and Oral Presentation (Top 5 Abstracts)
Powell, J., Hughes, A., Scott, R., Balfour, N., McInnes, G., Karogiannis, D., Hebert, J., Cabral, J., Fasick, D., Harris, D., Ertel, M. A pilot program of physician at triage conducted at a tertiary care hospital improved measures of emergency department throughput and provides a potential solution for emergency department overcrowding. Annual Western Emergency Department Operations Conference; 2018 April 19-20; Victoria, BC.

UBC Research Day – Oral Presentation
Powell, J., Hughes, A., Scott, R., Balfour, N., McInnes, G., Karogiannis, D., Hebert, J., Cabral, J., Fasick, D., Harris, D., Ertel, M. A Physician at Triage Pilot to Improve ED Throughput and Reduce Overcrowding. Annual University of British Columbia Emergency Medicine Research Day; 2018 April 11; Vancouver, BC.

UBC Department of Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds – Presenter (December, 2017)
Reversal of Anticoagulation in the Emergency Department.

Kelowna General Hospital Emergency Medicine Case Rounds – Co-Presenter (November, 2017)
A Pain in the Brain: Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.

Kelowna General Hospital Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds – Co-Presenter (April, 2017)
KGH ED ECMO – Possibility or Pipe Dream?