Established in 1994, the Division of Medical Education in the Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, supports the continuum of medical education. We also undertake and foster research and development in medical education.
Nuture a culture of curosity, learning and respect
Promote quality health care though excellence in medical education
The Division of Medical Education is a specialized resource for clinical and academic faculty, staff and learners that:
- Provides leadership and expertise in medical education in our core programs
- communication skills
- critical thinking
- education research
- interprofessional education
- medical humanities-HEALS
- medical informatics
- program evaluation
- simulation-based and clinical skills education
- Conducts and promotes medical education research to advance teaching, learning, assessment and evaluation
- Builds capacity in medical education through mentorship and collaboration
- Networks with medical educators regionally and nationally
- Spans the continuum of medical education and practice - from undergraduate through postgraduate to continuing medical education
THINK PINK Participation - Sept. 30, 2015
Members of the Division of Medical Education, Continuing Professional Development, Admissions and Undergraduate Medical Education show their support of Dalhousie's 5th annual Promotting Respect and Inclusion Campaign (known as Think Pink).
Below are (Left to right - bottom row) Carolyn Pelham, Tanya Matheson, Tracy Teed (next row) Susan Love, Anita MacDonald, John Muir (next row) Sharon Forward (partially hidden), Anna MacLeaod (next row) Lara Hazelton, (last row) Chris Skinner (visiting scholar); Linda MacNutt, Ana Bela Sardinha (photographer- Heather MacLeod)
Saint Luke's Day Service
Sunday, October 26, 2014 at First Baptist Church (1300 Oxford St. Halifax, NS)
Please visit Medical Humanities-HEALS Events webpage for more details.
Next webinar is to be announced. Our thanks to all who attended Dr. Croskerry's webinar on October 29, 2014
Dr. T.J. (Jock) Murray - President of the Johnson Society in England
On Sept. 20, 2014, Dr. Jock Murray will be inducated as the first President of the Johnson Society from outside England. This will take place at Johnston's birthplace in Lichfield.
Over the past three decades, Dr. Murray has published academic articles on the illness of Dr. Johnson, biographies on many of the physicians involved with Johnson and medicine in the 18th century.
Our congratulations to Dr. Murray!
Hosted by the Department of Surgery and the Division of Medical Education
Dates: November 14-15, 2014
Topic: Simulation Education in the Maritimes
Hold the date: January 14-16, 2015
Dr. Gary Bloch, family physician, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON, will be joining us for various activities in mid-January.
Brief biography [PDF - 104 KB]
On May 7 and 8, 2014, the Division welcomed Dr. Neel Shah as the guest speaker at the Annual Cudmore Memorial Lecture and Workshop. Both were well received and generated enthusiasm for value-added care initiatives within our medical school and community. Visit the website for additional details
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 were given out in late April at the Canadian Conference on Medical Education in Ottawa.
Living Laboratory Progress Sessions: Building a Community of Medical Education Researchers
These monthly sessions are currently finished. For more information please see: Living Laboratory Research Fund webpage.
This took place on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. We are planning for our 2015 symposium. Watch this spot for next year's date!
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...
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
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..."
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.