Events

MERIT Rounds

MERIT Rounds are the third Tuesday of every month in the David Braley Health Sciences Centre from 5:00 to 6:00pm.
The Rounds profile emerging topics of interest and controversy in health professions education. Using a facilitated, interactive format, local and international presenters share ideas for discussion and debate.

 

MERIT ThinkTank

MERIT thinkTank is an education research consultation service. The thinkTank is held the first Tuesday of every month in the David Braley Health Sciences Centre, from 12:00 to 1:30pm.

Education scholars working on a project or research design can request a consult. All MERIT Scientists attend, bringing diverse perspectives that include: cognitive psychology, social sciences, kinesiology, qualitative and quantitative methodologies, psychometrics, and more.

Interested in presenting your work at a MERIT ThinkTank? Complete the online application here.  

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  • MERIT Journal Club

    Start 16 January, 2020, 5 PM

    End 6 30 PM

    Hamilton


    Join us for discussions in health professions education. We will be looking at both a classic and cutting-edge HPE paper. Be prepared to discuss!

  • Academic Mentorship in the Health Professions

    Start 26 March, 2020 at 12 30 PM

    End 27 March, 2020 at 1 PM

    Hamilton


    Hear from speakers discussing mentorship in the health professions. Including evidence of mentorship, mentorship & power, mentoring trainees, and systems & mentorship.

  • MERIT Rounds - Big Data and Value Based Education (Dr. Martimianakis)

    Start 19 February, 2019 at 4 30 PM

    End 13 June, 2019 at 6 PM

    Hamilton


    This talk will explore the social and political underpinnings of investing in big data to support medical educational practice. Big data promises to revolutionize how we keep track of learner performance and provide feedback to learners with great potential for enhancing the capacity of educators to provide personalized educational interventions.

  • MERIT ThinkTank - Antibiotics & URTIs

    Start 5 March, 2019, 12 PM

    End 1 30 PM

    Hamilton


    We will conduct semi-structured interviews of McMaster family medicine residents and use a phenomenological approach to identify factors that influence whether they prescribe antibiotics. We hope to identify opportunities for educational intervention that can help decrease unnecessary antibiotic prescription in residency and beyond.

  • MERIT Rounds - Equity & Inclusion in McMaster’s MD Program (Dr. Rob Whyte)

    Start 19 March, 2019, 4 30 PM

    End 5 30 PM

    Hamilton


    Dr. Whyte will explore some of the literature related to best practices in advancing equity and inclusion in medical education, and the process of resistance that prevent their adoption. These will be illustrated by examining the successes and ongoing forms of resistance to change with respect to the adoption of an equity based agenda in McMaster's MD Program.

  • "Trial by Fire": A Verbatim Theatre Performance

    Start 20 March, 2019, 7 PM

    End 8 PM

    Hamilton


    This play is a part of a project studying moral empathy through medical residents' experiences in patient care.

  • Gender Equity in Academic Health Professions

    Start 21 March, 2019 at 1 PM

    End 13 June, 2019 at 11 30 AM

    Hamilton


    Day 1: Academic careers and the influence of gender Day 2: Educational experiences, assessment and gender

  • MERIT ThinkTank - Class Diversity

    Start 2 April, 2019, 12 PM

    End 1 30 PM

    Hamilton


    In recent years, Canadian medical schools have made efforts to create a more diverse medical student body as evidenced by Indigenous, Rural, and Black students streams. Despite these efforts, there has been a lack of admissions reform with respect to increasing representation of medical students from all SES backgrounds. Additionally, there has been no comprehensive research done on the current medical student body demographics with respect to SES, race, etc.

  • Simulation Rounds - When 'Right' Could be so Wrong

    Start 11 April, 2019, 8 AM

    End 9 AM

    Hamilton


    At the intersection between teaching, research and clinical practice, Gerry Gormley is in a privileged position to identify, generate and apply new knowledge relating to educational practice.

  • Sibley Lecture - Stanley's Dream: The Canadian Medical Expedition to Easter Island

    Start 11 April, 2019, 4 30 PM

    End 6 PM

    Hamilton


    In 1964-65, Montreal physician Stanley Skoryna led an international expedition of 38 scientists to the mysterious Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Captivated by the island's romance they aimed to survey the biosphere, germs, genes, culture and economy of humanity's most remote community.

  • Creating Space IX - Cultural Humility and Contemporary Medical Practice

    Start 12 April, 2019

    End 14 April, 2019

    Hamilton


    How can humanities-based methodologies assist health professional learners and practitioners to develop cultural humility?

  • Simulation Rounds - Just Say 'No': Simulation Myths and Fails

    Start 12 April, 2019 at 12 AM

    End 13 June, 2019 at 12 AM

    Hamilton


    It is easy to list the many benefits from healthcare simulation. But simulation can also cause harm. Safety, stereotyping, negative training, unintended 'hidden curriculum', expense, and more. Come and take a light hearted journey through the many mistakes I've made... and hope you can avoid some yourself.

  • Insight U - Formative Assessment for Practicing Critical Care Physicians

    Start 12 April, 2019 at 12 AM

    End 13 April, 2019 at 12 AM

    Hamilton


    Insight U is a community of practice for simulation based learning in health care. The meeting is coordinated by Dr. Sandra Monteiro, Assistant Director of Research at the CSBL and Scientist with MERIT.

  • Norman Education Research Day 2019

    Start 12 April, 2019 at 12 AM

    End 13 April, 2019 at 12 AM

    Hamilton


    This research day is dedicated to celebrating the rich history and future of HealthProfessions Education scholarship across the Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University.

  • MERIT Rounds - Gender, Leadership and the Myth(s) of Meritocracy

    Start 12 April, 2019 at 12 AM

    End 13 April, 2019 at 12 AM

    Hamilton


    In this presentation, we will further explore leadership as a gendered construct embedded within a network of social and organizational affordances. We will unpack the myth(s) of meritocracy that perpetuate gender inequities and discuss implications for leadership development at the individual, program and organizational levels.

  • MERIT Rounds - Teaching and Applying the Learning Sciences in Health Sciences Education (Dr. Meka)

    Start 17 September, 2019, 5 PM

    End 6 PM

    Hamilton


    In health sciences education, faculty are being asked to redesign programs, curriculum, or learning experiences to make use of evidence‐based learning principles and important findings from educational research. As we begin to implement these changes, we must also prepare our learners to understand the underlying principles and how they can apply them to their learning.

  • MERIT ThinkTank - Evaluating the Family Medicine Experience Program

    Start 1 October, 2019, 12 PM

    End 1 30 PM

    Hamilton


  • MERIT Rounds - The Patient Revolution in Health Professional Education (Carolyn Canfield)

    Start 15 October, 2019, 5 PM

    End 6 PM

    Hamilton


    Partnership styles are multiplying through patient-oriented research and community-based learning. UBC is preparing to keep ahead of public expectations for clinicians and researchers with a passion for partnership and the skills to succeed. With solid commitment from senior leadership and action on the ground, The Academy can foster its own patient revolution. Learn how UBC is embracing this challenge.

  • MERIT Journal Club

    Start 14 November, 2019, 5 PM

    End 6 30 PM

    Hamilton


    Join us for discussions in health professions education. We will be looking at both a classic and cutting-edge HPE paper. Be prepared to discuss!

  • MERIT Rounds - The Virtues of (In)fidelity: Realigning simulation instructional design with the transfer of learning (Dr. Jeffrey Cheung)

    Start 19 November, 2019, 5 PM

    End 6 PM

    Hamilton


    Drawing from research in cognitive psychology, clinical reasoning, and the Dr. Cheung’s own work, new possibilities for simulation will be discussed that may help clarify how to create more effective education through simulation.

  • Simulation Rounds - Systematic Practice Makes Perfect

    Start 20 November, 2019, 8 AM

    End 9 AM


    In this presentation, we will present an example of Cognitive Simulations in which we downloaded hundreds of radiology, pathology and ECG cases – so many cases that the learner has at their disposal the same experience it would otherwise take years to accumulate.

  • MERIT & CSBL Rounds - All Medical Education is Simulation (Dr. Rachel Ellaway)

    Start 5 December, 2019, 5 PM

    End 6 PM

    Hamilton


    Dr. Ellaway will consider whether all medical education could be considered to be a form of simulation given the inescapable abstractions and representations of patients that permeate the field.