CHES Research Rounds

CHES is proud to host a monthly session of Research Rounds on the third Wednesday of each month, from 12:00-1:30pm, with videoconference access to all distributed sites. The ongoing objective of CHES Research Rounds is to present a critical examination of current topics of interest in health professions education research. Presenters join us both from our internal-UBC community, as well as external institutions. Presentations to date have attracted between 20 and 40 participants. To request a calendar invite to Research Rounds, please contact

Learning Objectives:
By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify and challenge current thinking in health education research.
  2. Relate concepts explored to practice for the purpose of improving education practices and
    informing educational innovations.
  3. Relate concepts explored to their own scholarship.

CHES Members have access to Research Rounds videos for the current academic year via the Members’ Resources page. If you would like to view a video from previous years, please send the request to

March 2019 Research Rounds

Teaching Professionalism: Why Don’t We Practice What We Preach?

Sue Murphy

Sue Murphy

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Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm (feel free to bring a bagged lunch)


  • DHCC 2267 (host venue)
  • IRC 305
  • RJH CA 120
  • NHSC 9-374



Professionalism has become a hot topic for health professional educators in recent years, in both academic and clinical settings. The apparent increase in ‘professionalism lapses’ and ‘breaches in professional behavior’ leave educators scrambling to find different and more effective ways to instill the values needed for professional practice, promote the formation of an appropriate professional identity, and develop professionalism “competence”. This session will explore current teaching practices for the development of professionalism, why they might not be working, and generate discussion into what might be more effective.


Sue Murphy is a Physical Therapist and Head in the Department of Physical Therapy at UBC. Sue worked clinically in critical care for many years and more recently has been involved in teaching and educational scholarship, focusing on clinical education and professionalism. Sue has presented at national and international conferences and enjoys the challenge of educational innovation. Sue’s role at CHES is designed to provide stronger linkages between non-MD Health Professions and the Centre, as well as strengthening the support available for a broad range of health professions.

When not at UBC, Sue can usually be found either on horseback, in her garden or spending time with friends.


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