DIVISION OF MEDICAL EDUCATION | 5849 UNIVERSITY AVENUE | HALIFAX N.S B3H 4R2 CANADA | +1 (902) 494-1845 FAX +1 (902) 494-2278

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.


Mission Statement

Creating Quality Medical Education for the Best Patient Care

Vision Statement

The Division of Medical Education is the home for medical education expertise and research.  We:




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!

 


 

TJ Murray Visiting Scholar in the Humanities

 

Hold the date:  January 14-16, 2015

 

Dr. Gary Block, Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto will be joing us for various activities from mid-January.

 

Brief biography [PDF - 104 KB]


Fear Memorial Conference Upcoming

 

Hosted by the Department of Surgery and the Division of Medical Education

 

Dates:  November 14-15, 2014

 

Topic:  Simulation Education in the Maritimes

 

More information upcoming - the webpage  will be updated soon.


 

Job Opportunities:

 

Faculty Position, Tenure Stream, Medical Informatics Program
[DOC - 158 KB]

Deadline date:  October 17, 2014

 


The Annual Paul Cudmore Memorial Lecture and Workshop

 

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.

 


15th Annual Symposium on Medical/Health Professions Education and Interprofessional Learning

This took place on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. We are planning for our 2015 symposium.  Watch this spot for the date!

 


 

Medical Education Rounds

 

Our third Medical Education Rounds took place on April 15, 2014.  Our thanks to our speaker Dr. Vair and all who attended. Our next session will be in the Fall of 2014.


 

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

 


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:

  • Osler Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 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

 

Roxy Pelham:

  • 2013 Collaborator of the Year Award, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University

 

Diane Gorsky:

  • CAUBO Quality and Productivity Award (Atlantic Region), Canadian Association of Business Officers

 

Jean Gray:

  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

 

Ronald Stewart:

  • 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

 

Karen Mann

  • 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..."


 

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.