The McMaster Education Research, Innovation and Theory (MERIT) Program has served the Faculty of Health Sciences for more than 45 years. We collaborate with faculty to engage in high-impact, high-value education scholarship. Our vision is to grow a community of scientists and clinicians to advance health professions education through research and applied science.
November 20, 2019
A study from McMaster University has shown that traditional ways of learning anatomy remain superior to those that rely on digital media. The research suggests that virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR) are inferior to traditional physical models of learning, and have major disadvantages in cost and functionality.
November 15, 2019
New McMaster research has found a program that honours dying patients by fulfilling end of life wishes can be powerful, affordable and sustainable in many settings.
September 27, 2018
Physicians, medical residents and students, nurses and educators received hands-on patient care experiences last Wednesday during a simulation open house at the St. Catharines site of Niagara Health. The use of medical simulation for education to improve patient safety using shared resources and expertise is behind a new partnership between Niagara Health and the Niagara Regional Campus of McMaster University's Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine.
August 2, 2018
It is considered one of the biggest changes to Canada's medical education in more than a century. Competency based medical education (CBME) is being rolled out at McMaster University and in residency programs across the country.
May 16, 2018
Patricia (Pat) Ford, an assistant clinical professor of McMaster University's School of Nursing, is the 2018 recipient of the John C. Sibley Award for excellence in education. The award is presented annually to a part-time faculty member who has made outstanding contributions to the education of health professionals. It is named in honour of the former associate dean at McMaster known locally and internationally for his interdisciplinary approach to community health.