Invited Scholar

Nicole Woods

Nicole N. Woods, PhD

Director, The Centre for Ambulatory Care Education,
Women’s College Hospital
Scientist, The Wilson Centre, University Health Network
Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine,
University of Toronto

Dates of Visit: September 19 – 21, 2016

Purpose of Visit

Presenter at CHES Research Rounds
September 21, 2016
Cognition before Curriculum: Insights on basic science integration

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


Nicole N. Woods, PhD is Director of The Centre for Ambulatory Care Education (CACE), Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto at Women’s College Hospital. Dr. Woods joined the University of Toronto in 2006 and leads a successful program of research in health professions education. Her work focuses on the role of biomedical knowledge in clinical reasoning and value of basic science training in the development of medical expertise. Applying principles of memory and learning to education in the health professions, her research explores 1) the design of instructional methods that integrate clinical knowledge and conceptual models of disease 2) the assessment of basic science knowledge and 3) understanding the changing role of biomedical knowledge throughout undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education.

Dr. Woods is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and a Scientist at The Wilson Centre, Faculty of Medicine at University Health Network.