Established in 1994, the Division of Medical Education in the Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, supports the continuum of medical education, including Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Continuing Medical Education.
The Division undertakes and fosters research and development in medical education, with a particular emphasis in Communication Skills, Medical Humanities , Medical Informatics, Interprofessionalism and Critical Thinking.
The Division of Medical Education supports the Mission and Vision Statements of Dalhousie University's Faculty of Medicine.
Serving the Maritimes, the Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, develops highly competent, caring and socially responsible physicians and researchers through programs of the highest academic quality, within a diverse clinical and research-rich environment.
The Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University contributes to the improved health of Maritime, national and international communities through our pursuit of new knowledge and its integration within academic and clinical settings.
2014 CAME Certificate of Merit Winners
We are pleased to announce this year's winners:
- Dr. Patty Livingston (Division of Anaesthesia)
- Dr. Wendy Stewart (Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick)
The certificates will be given out in late April at the upcoming Canadian Conference on Medical Education in Ottawa.
March 7, 2014 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Ondaatje Hall, MacCain Building,
Dalhousie University (6135 University Avenue)
Digital Cultures: A Roundtable with
- Jennifer Bain - Medieval Musicology in a Digital World
- Hather Castleden - Sharing Our (Digital) Stories
- Anatoliy Gruzd - Research at the Social Media Lab
- Anna MacLeod - Becoming a Doctor in the Digital Age
For more information, please see the poster
Living Laboratory Progress Sessions: Building a Community of Medical Education Researchers
These monthly sessions are open to those who are interested in medical education research. To find out more (on the sessions and the Fund), please visit the Living Laboratory Research Fund webpage.
Third session is March 26, 2014.
Date: April 15, 2014 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. (AST)
Speaker: Dr. Brock Vair, Associate Professor and Director of Education, Department of Surgery, Dalhousie University
Topic: An Update on the Simulation Education Network Project
For more information, visit the webpage (Link above)
Our second Medical Education Rounds took place on February 12, 2014, and was a success. Our thanks to our speaker Dr. Jalali and all who attended.
Speaker: Dr. Neel Shah
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, Boston MA
Lecture: Wednesday, May 7, 2014; 4:30-5:30pm
Workshop: Thursday, May 8, 2014; time to be determined.
More details to follow
Dates: February 12 - March 14, 2014
Contact: Linda MacNutt for more information
15th Annual Symposium on Medical/Health Professions Education and Interprofessional Learning
Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014
For more information, please visit the Symposium web page.
DME Hosts Visiting Scholar from Bali
Dr. Utami at work during her visit to the Division
Dr. Desak Utami (Dept. of Neurology, Medical Faculty of Udayana University/Sanglah General Hospital) spent the month of November learning about inter-professional education. During her visit, she met with many members of the IPE team, attended workshops, seminars and poster presentations. She has now returned to Bali and will use the knowledge gained to implement IPE there.
DME Bids Farewell to Roxy Pelham
Roxy with one of her gifts, guests and cake
On November 20, the Division and many other friends and family honoured Roxy Pelham with speeches and gifts at a farewell reception. Roxy has worked at Dalhousie for over 35 years; many of those years with the Division. She will be greatly missed.
Studying Dalhousie's distributed medical education program
Dr. Anna MacLeod is doing a three-year study of our Dalhousie distributed medical education program. This study on our use of technology to provide medical education is the first of its kind. Read more...
Farewell Reception for Bruce Holmes
Bruce Holmes receives a thank-you plaque from Dr. David Anderson, Department of Medicine, at his farewell reception on October 28, 2013
On October 28, the Division and the Faculty of Medicine aknowledge the long sevice of Bruce Holmes, Director of the Learning Resource Centre at a farewell reception. The many guests spoke of his time with the Faculty and wished him well in his new position with the Nova Scotia Regulated Health Professions Network.
Division of Medical Education Review
Dr. Joanna Bates, Director for Health Education Scholarship, University of British Columbia, recently completed a review of DME. During her visit in late October, she met with many people who provided her with information on the Division. We thank all those who assisted Dr. Bates in this review. We look forward to her report.
DME Research Retreat - July 18, 2013
This interactive half-day research retreat took place in Halifax. For more information, please see the DME Research Retreat webpage
Congratulations to Our Award-Winning Faculty and Staff
Various people in the Division have been recognized for their skills and achievements. Our best wishes to:
T.J. (Jock) Murray:
- Canadian Medical Hall of Frame 2014 inductee
- Kay Reynolds Lifetime Achievement Award, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
- Hononary Doctor of Fine Arts, Nova Scotia College of Arts and Design
- Honorary Doctor Of Laws, Dalhousie University
- Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
- 2013 Collaborator of the Year Award, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University
- CAUBO Quality and Productivity Award (Atlantic Region), Canadian Association of Business Officers
- Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
- 2013 Award for Distinguished Service, Canadian Health Care Association
Gerri Frager (for more detail, see below):
- Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
- Rosemary Gill Award, Dalhousie University
- 2013 Duncan Graham Award, Royal College of Physicians and Surgerons of Canada
Dr. Anna MacLeod received DalVision award for "Development of a Digital OSCE Scoring System"
Dr. MacLeod and her colleagues are using their Academic Innovation funding to develop an innovative, digital approach to OSCE assessment (currently captured in a basic paper-scoring booklet).
To read more, please see "Supporting new approaches in teaching and learning..."
Medical Informatics Faculty Publish Book Chapters
Congratulations to Brett Taylor, Grace Paterson, Jacqueline MacDonald and Naomi Nonnekes Mensink for their book chapters in the forthcoming Research Perspectives on the Role of Informatics in Health Policy and Management (El Morr C, editor) coming out in early August 2013.
In it, Brett has authored Chapter 1: Decision-making and Decision Support in Acute Care; and Grace, Jackie and Naomi have co-authored Chapter 8: Research Perspectives on the Role of Informatics in Health Policy and Management.
Dr. Karen Mann receives the Duncan Graham Award from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons
Our congratulations to Dr. Karen Mann on being awarded the Duncan Graham Award by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.
The College noted that "Dr. Mann is a truly global leader in the field of medical education. Throughout her career, she has taught, developed and implemented innovative and effective programs across Canada and internationally. An award-winning teacher and researcher, Dr. Mann is currently advancing medical education at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Harvard Medical School in Boston, Mass. and the University of Manchester in Manchester, U.K."
Dr. Gerri Frager receives the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal
Our congratulations to Dr. Gerri Frager on being awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for her significant contribution and achievements in Palliative Care at the IWK. For more details on this, visit "Dr. Gerri Frager Take a Bow!".
Dr. Gerri Frager receives Rosemary Gill Award
Our congratulations to Dr. Gerri Frager for being one of those who "goes the extra mile" for students according to Dal's President Dr. Traves. For more details, visit
Essential Skills in Medical Education (ESME) Online Courses
Two new ESME Online Courses are being offered by AMEE for teachers and trainers engaged in undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education in the healthcare professions. These offer a flexible, practical and engaging approach to personal development.
ESME Online: A 12 week overview of key principles and up-to-date approaches to curriculum planning, teaching and learning and assessment, led Professor Ronald Harden. Visit the AMEE-ESME Online Course website for more information.
ESME Leadership: This 8 week ESME Online Course organized by Stewart Mennin is designed to help participants to identify and strengthen their leadership skills, to understand the dynamics of change, to develop dynamic strategies for sustainability and to enhance negotiation skills. Visit AMEE-ESME Leadership Online course website for more information.