Past What I’m Thinking About

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Date Speaker Topic/Title
June 18, 2024 Graham MacDonald and Brett Schrewe Is a Physician What We Need?
February 13, 2024 Faizal Haji & Rabia Khan Do Words Matter? (De)Constructing Constructs in Health Professions Education
January 9, 2024 Laura Yvonne Bulk & Tal Jarus & Yael Mayer Negotiating Legitimacy and Belonging: Disabled students’ and Practitioners’ experience
March 14, 2023 Katie Lee Bunting Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Critical Musings on Love as Pedagogy in Health Profession Education
February 14, 2023 Jon Ilgen & Bjorn Watsjold Reconsidering Context in Clinical Reasoning: How ecological psychology offers new ways to explore interactions between clinicians and clinical environments.
January 10, 2023 Saleem Razack Honouring the Multitudes: Removing Racism from Medical Education
October 11, 2022 Adam Hoverman Difference, Indifference, and the Health Advocate Role: Narrative is the Medicine
May 10, 2022 Ian Scott, Kori LaDonna, Maria Hubinette, Renate Kahlke, Theresa Van der Goes Ethical and Practical Challenges of Health Advocacy Assessment
January 11, 2022 Hal Siden & Linda Peritz Providing Complex Care Through a Complexity Lens
December 14, 2021 Helen Hsu & Olusegun Oyedele & Andrea Gingerich How Different is Too Different? How Do We Grapple with the Tension Between Standardization and Contextualization?
November 9, 2021 Wendy Hu & Tagrid Yassine Place and Learning in Context
October 12, 2021 Michelle Stack We Just Didn’t Know! Going Beyond Reactive Calls for Justice to Structural Transformation
June 8, 2021 Walter Tavares Philosophical Positions in Assessment
May 11, 2021 Rose Hatala Clinical Supervision and Entrustment of Learners: Considerations for Non-Procedural Patient Care
April 13, 2021 Laura Farrell, Bruce Wright, Shavaun MacDonald Considering Thresholds in UGME
January 12, 2021 Taqdir Kaur Bhandal Anti-racism Praxis in Canadian Health Education: Reflections and Directions
November 10, 2020 William McKellin Patient Engagement and Patient Centred-Communication: Providing Information or Facilitating Learning?
March 3, 2020 Andrea Gingerich, Kathleen Dalinghaus & Margo Wilson What Happens When We Think of Rural as Something More Than a Poorly Populated Urban Centre?
February 4, 2020 Jennifer Tam & Anneke van Enk Entrustment Scales and Competency Committees: Rethinking Legitimate Data and Sound Procedures for Assessment Decisions
January 7, 2020 Paul Rea & Claudia Krebs Integration of Emerging Media and Visualization Tools into Medical Education
December 3, 2019 Brett Schrewe & Sarah de Leeuw What’s in a Word: Exploring the Multiple Meanings of Humanism in Contemporary Healthcare and Health Professions Education
November 5, 2019 Deborah Butler & Ian Scott Should We Really Abandon Self-Assessment? The Importance of Self-Assessment from a “Self-Regulated Learning” Point of View
October 1, 2019 Carolyn Canfield, Cary Cuncic & Cheryl Holmes How does Patient Inclusion in Medical Learning Environments Shift the Patient, Learner and Attending Experience?
September 3, 2019 Glenn Regehr & Sue Murphy “She said…He said”: Negotiating Scholarly Collaborations When we have Different Ways of Knowing
June 4, 2019 Heather Buckley & Ingrid Price Is There Another Way of Looking at This? The Relationship Between Faculty Development & Educational Change
May 7, 2019 Maria Hubinette & Sandra Jarvis-Selinger Are We Just Spinning our Wheels? Harnessing the Lived Experiences of Inequity to Affect Change
April 2, 2019 Charles F. Shuler, Kavita Mathu-Muju & HsingChi von Bergmann Certainty vs. Uncertainty in Health Sciences Education
March 5, 2019 Laura Nimmon, Paris-Ann Ingledew & Carolyn Canfield Complexity from a Patient Perspective: Glimpses into Learning and Adapting to Bridge Gaps
December 4, 2018 Rose Hatala, Jennifer Tam & Joanna Bates Moving from Expert to Novice: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks
November 6, 2018 Andrea Gingerich & Tristen Gilchrist To Ask for Help or not to Ask for Help, that is an Important Entrustment Question
June 5, 2018 Joanna Bates, Maria Hubinette, Gurdeep Parhar & Ian Scott Workplace Culture: Diversity and Inclusivity
May 8, 2018 Deb Butler & Ian Scott How we (Dis/En)courage Learning
April 3, 2018 Laura Nimmon, Brett Schrewe Anneke van Enk & Surabhi Rawal Meaning Making
February 6, 2018 Samantha Stasiuk, Joanna Bates & Maria Hubinette Reflecting on Reflection
January 9, 2018 Kevin Eva, Renate Kahlke & Jon Ilgen Three Perspectives on how to Enrich Trainees’ Clinical Reasoning
December 5, 2017 Sandra Jarvis-Selinger, Cheryl Holmes & Kimberley MacNeil How Will We Know When We Get There? Musings on Professional Identity Formation in Health Professions Education
November 7, 2017 Maria Hubinette, Bob Bluman & Renate Kahlke Colleague, Coach, Teacher, Mentor, Assessor: Educational Dilemmas in the Health Professions
October 3, 2017 Glenn Regehr, Ian Scott & Brett Schrewe “Competence by design”, “Designing a new curriculum”: We understand (variably) competence and curriculum, but what do we mean by “design”?
September 5, 2017 Andrea Gingerich, Rose Hatala, Kimberly Luu & Courtney Broten Entrustment: What is it and what do we do with it?
June 6, 2017 Ian Scott & Kimberly A. Schonert-Reichl Empathy decline in medical school: Should we care and if so how?
May 9, 2017 Ali Walzak, Joanna Bates, Brett Schrewe The Only Constant is Change: Transitions in Person, Place and Time
April 4, 2017 Deb Butler, Dan Pratt, Ryan Brydges, Rose Hatala, & Maria Hubinette Learning in/through Practice in the Health Professions:
What Does “Self-Regulated Learning” Have to Do With It?
March 7, 2017 Charmaine Ma and Nazlee Tabarsi & Luke Chen Threshold Concepts
February 7, 2017 Claudia Ruitenberg, Laura Nimmon, Maria Hubinette, Anneke van Enk & Glenn Regehr “Everybody is an Expert”: Medical authority in the age of crowdsourcing/networks
January 10, 2017 Angela Towle, Brett Schrewe and Laura Nimmon Patients in medical education
December 6, 2016 Rose Hatala, Stephane Voyer, Cary Cuncic, Glenn Regehr & Laura Farrell Feedback: Moving the Conversation Forward
November 1, 2016 Renate Kahlke, Maria Hubinette and Patricia Gerber Health Professionals and Health Advocacy: Discord and Debate
October 4, 2016 Rachel Ellaway, Maria Hubinette and Sevinj Asgarova Topic: Longitudinality and continuity in medical education