Best Practice in Education Rounds

Integrating Stories and Science

2020-2021 Theme: Education in Times of Uncertainty

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Best Practice in Education Rounds (BPER) are co-hosted by the Centre for Faculty Development and The Wilson Centre. BPER links the theory and practice of health professions education with invited speakers from local, national and international contexts.

BPER is offered through Zoom and is open to anyone interested in attending. Registration is required. Zoom details will be provided after registration. BPER is recorded and past rounds are archived on this site.

The Best Practice in Education Rounds are accredited group learning activities as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. They are also accredited group learning activities as defined by the College of Family Physicians and Surgeons.

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September 2020
  • Tue / Sep 29
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • 1.00 hours
  • BPER
Simulation for Rapid Transformation of Health Services and Education: Three Case Examples of Adapting to COVID-19

Simulation programs from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the Michener Institute of Education at UHN, and Unity Health Toronto all continue to respond to the demands of COVID-19. Three cases will be shared, specifically stories in relation to redeployment, virtual care and academic continuity.  Come to hear the unique experiences, lessons learned and impact these simulation programs have had on our healthcare community.

Session Details
October 2020
  • Tue / Oct 20
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • 1.00 hours
  • BPER
Useful to Whom? Program Evaluation Utilization & Scope in Good Times & COVID-19 Times

What is perceived as useful program evaluation can be highly debatable, among program stakeholders. However, despite perpetual mandates for evaluation in health professions education, there has been limited examination of the value that different stakeholders gain (or seek to gain) from program evaluation. In this presentation, the speakers will introduce our audience to evaluation utilization theory and research. They will explore different forms of evaluation utilization and discuss the influence that prioritization of different forms of evaluation utilization can have on both the scope and impact of evaluation scholarship. In the second part of the presentation, they will reflect on and discuss how the current pandemic has affected the scope and use of evaluation in medical education. Ultimately, these rounds should stimulate thinking about what is required for transparent evaluation inquiry and practice that facilitates meaningful evaluation utilization. Furthermore, the insights shared should allow medical educators and scholars alike, to better align their curricular, scholarly, and administrative intentions with appropriate evaluation methodologies.

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Sameena Ahmed
Education Program Coordinator
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