Visiting Scholar

Gurjit Sandhu

Gurjit Sandhu, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery and Learning Health Sciences
University of Michigan

Dates of Visit: June 18 – 22, 2018

Purpose of Visit

During this visit, Dr. Sandhu will be meeting with researchers within the CHES community, health professions, and the Faculty of Education to explore conceptual frameworks, methodologies, and
research plans as they relate to entrustment and entrustability.


Dr. Gurjit Sandhu is a Surgical Education Scientist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery. Dr. Sandhu completed her B.A. in 1996 at the University of British Columbia and earned her PhD in Education in 2006 from Queen’s University. While teaching in the Faculty of Education and the Department of Geography, Dr. Sandhu was also the Educational Developer for Postgraduate Medical Education at Queen’s University. In 2013, she joined the faculty at the University of Michigan. Dr. Sandhu’s research concentrates on progressive entrustment and graduated autonomy in
surgical education. More broadly, her work focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning, specifically looking at professional education, teaching methods and assessment. Dr. Sandhu also uses her strengths as a qualitative researcher to support her work on social accountability in medical education, health equity and disparities, and global health.