Invited Scholar

taryn taylor

Taryn Taylor, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
London Health Sciences Centre

Centre for Education Research & Innovation
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University

Dates of Visit: December 9 – 11, 2019

Purpose of Visit

Presenter at CHES Research Rounds
December 11, 2019
The Fatigue Paradox: Exploring Fatigue as a Social Construct Across the Medical Education Continuum

During this visit to CHES, Dr. Taylor will also be meeting with individual members of the CHES community to discuss their research ideas, offer advice, and explore areas of joint interest.


Taryn S. Taylor, MD, PhD, FRCSC completed medical school and residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Western University. During her residency training, she completed a PhD in Health Professions Education through Maastricht University, the Netherlands as a Clinician Investigator Program trainee. In 2017, her doctoral thesis entitled “Exploring Fatigue as a Social Construct: Implications for Work Hour Reform in Postgraduate Medical Education” was recognized by the largest international conference in medical education, the Association of Medical Education of Europe, with the PhD prize for best doctoral research. Dr. Taylor subsequently completed a Senior Fellowship in Simulation Education through the Department of Innovation in Medical Education and the University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre. Presently she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, London Health Sciences Centre and a Scientist at the Centre for Education Research & Innovation (CERI), Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

As an academic generalist in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Dr. Taylor enjoys finding new ways of engaging trainees and optimizing the clinical learning environment to ensure exemplary training and patient care. Her clinical practice includes general obstetrics and primarily office-based gynaecology.

In her CERI Scientist role, Dr. Taylor has continued to develop her research program exploring the nature and implications of fatigue in the clinical performance of physicians and trainees. Further research interests include: novel approaches to simulation-based research, social resilience and change management approaches such as positive deviance.