Cutting Edge Speaker Series

CHES is proud to host a monthly session of the Cutting Edge Speaker Series on the second Tuesday of each month from 12:00-1:30pm, with virtual connections available to all distributed sites. Presenters will be drawn from our internal UBC community, as well as external institutions. Depending on the month, the Cutting Edge Speaker Series will vary in a rotation of three different speaking genres:

  • The What I’m Thinking About is designed to promote questions and discussion around a specific topic relevant to health professions education. Each session is facilitated by a moderator, and will usually include two to three short presentations of theoretical, research-based, or implementation findings before moving into group questions and discussion.
  • The Invited Speaker Rounds are focused to present a critical examination of current topics of interest in health professions education research. Each session will feature an invited local or international speaker, who will present their program of scholarship, with audience questions and discussion to follow.
  • The Joanna Bates Lectureship will feature a presentation from a CHES trainee, fellow, or student in recognition of the legacy of CHES’ founding director, Dr. Joanna Bates.

Learning Objectivesby the end of each session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and challenge current thinking in a particular area of health education scholarship.
  • Relate concepts explored to their local educational context for the purpose of improving education practices and informing educational innovations.
  • Relate concepts or insights explored to their own scholarship.

If you have a suggestion for a topic or presenter, please contact laura.nimmon@ubc.ca.


The Joanna Bates Lectureship

brett schrewe

Decentring “I”-dentity in Medical Education: Genealogy and the Possibilities of Being and Becoming

Brett Schrewe, MDCM, MA, FRCPC

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
PhD Candidate, Department of Educational Studies, UBC

Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Zoom ID: To be updated

Abstract

Scholarship on professional identity in medical education has flourished over the last ten years. Primarily inflected through development and socialization, there is broad agreement that who a physician becomes is as important as what a physician does. Yet with the rise and entrenchment of competency-based medical education as the governing impulse of Canadian medical education, we might honestly ask whether deeper considerations of professional identity have been sidelined by the presence of this now-influential discourse.

With this in mind, how might we take up the idea of being and becoming in medical education as it plays out in a new era of training standards? Drawing upon Michel Foucault’s genealogical methods, this presentation will illuminate which avenues of thinking open up when we exchange the “I” at the centre of professional identity in favour of a physician subjectivity whose contours offer certain ways of being while foreclosing others. These insights broaden the conversation in two emerging areas of medical education scholarship: the physician’s relationship to “society” and the “well and resilient” physician.

Biography

Professionally, Brett works at the intersection of his life as a consultant pediatrician and as a qualitative researcher. For the former, he obtained his MDCM from McGill University and completed his pediatrics residency at both McGill and UBC. He is now a clinical assistant professor in the UBC Department of Pediatrics and works in Victoria. For the latter, he completed a clinical educator fellowship through CHES in 2012, an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies through UBC in 2013 and is currently a 2017 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar and doctoral candidate in the UBC Department of Educational Studies. He is one of the founding executive members of the Canadian Association for Health Humanities. His current research interests draw upon critical theory and genealogy to examine how we might better align practices of medical education with the pursuit of health equity and fuller realization of the spirit of the Canada Health Act.


Accredited by UBC CPD

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 program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 15 Mainpro+ Group Learning credits (1.5 per session). Each physician should claim only those credits accrued through participation in the activity. CFPC Session ID#: 192711-001

RCPSC Accreditation

The CHES Cutting Edge Speaker Series is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.