Dr. Joanna Bates
Title – Exploring the dark matter of context in health professions education
Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm (Lunch will be served at DHCC)
- Diamond Health Care Centre 2267
- IRC 305
- MSB 107
- KGH CAC 237
- NHSC 9-374
- Surrey Central City (Manning Room)
- RJH PCC401C
- FSJH 0715
Context is the elephant in the room in health professional education research: briefly acknowledged, and then put aside as we move to more controlled variables. Yet we use context constructively in medical education whenever we place learners in rural settings, in discipline-based settings, in private offices, or in regional campuses. As we diversify the settings in which trainees learn, the role of context becomes both more evident and more important in medical education. This session will explore our current understanding of context in medical education, and suggest possible avenues for us to further our thinking about context in medical education.
Dr. Bates graduated from McGill University in 1976. She completed a Rotating Internship at St. Paul’s Hospital in 1977, became a Certificant of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP) in 1983, and a Fellow of the College in 1994. In 1997, she was appointed to the Faculty of Medicine as Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 2002, and to Professor in 2008. She has contributed to postgraduate education in Family Medicine both as postgraduate program director at UBC, and with the College of Family Physicians of Canada. In addition to medical education, she has continued to build a research program in telehealth.
Prior to becoming the Director of the newly established Centre for Health Education Scholarship in the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Bates was Senior Associate Dean, Education and prior to that, Senior Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education, and Associate Dean Admissions. During her tenure in these roles, Dr. Bates led the doubling of the UBC Undergraduate program, and its distribution to two new campuses in BC using a technology infrastructure. She has received many awards, including an honorary doctorate from l’Université de Sherbrooke.
Section 1 study credits confirmed, Mainpro-M1 study credits to be advised.