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:

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)

2014 Think Pink Day

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.



Medical Education Rounds


Date:  October 29, 2014


Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.


Speaker: Dr. Pat Croskerry, Director, Critical Thinking program, Division of Medical Education


Title: Teaching Critical Thinking:  An Ethical Imperative


All are welcome to join this webinar.




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!



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.