Dr. Kevin Eva
Topic: Exploring the Uses and Abuses of Human Judgment in Assessment
Date: September 22, 2010
Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm (Lunch will be served)
- Diamond Health Care Centre, room 2267
- IRC 305
- CWH 2D22
- MSB 107
- RJH 125
- KGH 237
- NHSC 9-370
It is common practice in many domains to discount the value of human judgment. Students complain that the assessments they received were subjective, diagnosticians are warned against biases in their reasoning strategies, and educators worry about the lack of self-awareness possessed by their students. This talk will present findings from a variety of research programs in an effort to begin discussion and establish a research agenda aimed at better understanding when human judgment can be used and when it risks being abused in the context of the assessment of health professionals and their trainees.
Kevin Eva began his appointment as Senior Scientist in CHES and Associate Professor, Director of Educational Research and Scholarship in the Department of Medicine in July 2010. After completing his PhD in Cognitive Psychology in 2001 he became a faculty member in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and joined the Program for Educational Research and Development at McMaster University. Kevin is Editor-in-Chief for the journal Medical Education and sits on four other editorial boards. He has been an Affiliated Scholar at the Wilson Centre of the University of Toronto since 1999 and maintains additional appointments as Associate Professor in the School of Health Education at Maastricht University (The Netherlands) and as Visiting Professor at Bern University (Switzerland). Recent awards include the Association of Faculties of Medicine in Canada-GlaxoSmithKline Young Educators Award.
As an organization accredited to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS), the UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development designates this educational program as meeting the accreditation criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1.5 Mainpro-M1 credits (per session). This program has been reviewed and approved by UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development. Each physician should claim only those credits he/she actually spent in the activity.
The CHES Research Rounds 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.