Roona Sinha, MD, MHPE
Assistant Professor, University of Saskatchewan
Dates of Visit: September 16 – 18, 2019
Purpose of Visit
Presenter at CHES Research Rounds
September 18, 2019
The Curriculum Bonsai – Balanced Growth, Reassessment and Pruning of the Curriculum
During this visit to CHES, Dr. Sinha will also be meeting with individual members of the CHES community to discuss their research ideas, offer advice, and explore areas of joint interest.
Dr. Roona Sinha completed her undergraduate and medical school studies at the University of Ottawa. This was followed by a pediatrics residency at the University of Alberta and then fellowship training in pediatric hematology oncology at the University of British Columbia. During her time at UBC, she also obtained her Masters in Health Professions Education from Maastricht University through the support of the UBC Centre for Health Education Scholarship. She joined the University of Saskatchewan as Assistant Professor in January 2012.
In her MHPE thesis research project, Dr. Sinha examined the challenges faced by physicians at the time of transition to practice and why these challenges exist. This work highlighted issues related to the culture of medical training and practice in Canada as well as implications to help ease the process of transition to practice for future physicians. Stemming from this project she is now collaborating on an international study looking at cultural differences during the transition to practice period for physicians in different countries. She has also been very active in curriculum quality review activities at the University of Saskatchewan using scholarly lenses developed during her time at CHES.