Lunch & a Lab Meeting with Meredith Vanstone


Start 5 April, 2022, 12 PM

End 1 PM

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Throughout the academic year, MERIT is offering an opportunity for you to network, discover and discuss topics in health professions education. Join our featured guest as they take us on an in-depth look into a topic in HPE and a presentation of their current work.

So, come bring your lunch, hop on Zoom and network with others for Lunch & a Lab Meeting!

This month, our guest is Dr. Meredith Vanstone

What shapes our professional lives? Policies and Power in Medical Education

In this 50-minute session, Dr. Vanstone will speak about her recent work on power and policy in medicine, arguing that professionalism is a construct which encourages the instantiation of power through policy. She will describe how written and unwritten policies act to influence- through both reward and punishment- behaviour in clinical and educational spaces.

Pre-reading: Vanstone M, Grierson L. Thinking about social power and hierarchy in medical education. Medical Education. 2022 Jan;56(1):91-7.

About Dr. Meredith Vanstone
Meredith Vanstone is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, and an adjunct scientist in MERIT and the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis. Her training includes a PhD in Health Professions Education (Western University, 2012) and postdoctoral training in Health Policy (McMaster, 2013). Her research program examines patient experiences of socially and ethically complex aspects of healthcare, with an eye to improving those experiences through policy and educational intervention.

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