Members of the OEFD team are involved in collaborative research with members from many of the colleges in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences and other institutions. Some of our current and recent projects include:
Analysis of Assigned Studies in Undergraduate Medical Education
Principal Investigator: Christen Rachul
Co-Investigator: Benjamin Collins
Developing a Common Curriculum in Health Professions Education Focused on Patient Safety: A Qualitative Systematic Review
Principle Investigator: Helen Mawdsley
Co-Investigators: Joanne Hamilton, Ingrid Toews
Developing a Culture of Research in the College of Rehabilitation Sciences
Principal Investigator: Jacquie Ripat
Co-Investigators: Christen Rachul, Joanne Hamilton, Reg Urbanowski
From Novice to Expert: Exploring the Relationship Between Clinical Reasoning and Documentation Skills in Medical Students, Residents, and Family Physicians
Principal Investigators: Christen Rachul and Teresa Cavett
Co-Investigator: Luke Sadler
Improving Narrative Feedback for Resident-led Academic Rounds: The Effects of Evaluation Form Design Changes
Principal Investigator: Sara Courtis
Co-Investigators: Wil Fleisher, Sarah Fotti, Christen Rachul
Representation of Family Medicine in Preclerkship Clinical Cases: Missed Opportunities?
Principal Investigator: Amanda Condon
Co-Investigators: Francis Diaz, Sasha Thiem, Anita Ens
Social Justice and Health Equity in the Teaching & Learning Environment: Perspectives of Academic Leaders in Health Profession Programs
Principal Investigator: Benita Cohen
Co-Investigators: Debra Beach-Ducharme, Moni Fricke, Alan Katz, Laura MacDonald,
Donna Martin, Christen Rachul, Gayle Restall, Dana Turcotte
Funder: Manitoba Centre for Nursing and Health Research
Survey of Employers’ Perceptions of College of Pharmacy Graduates
Principal Investigator: Ruby Grymonpre
Co-Investigators: Stephanie Giberson-Kirby, Tanya Walsh, Renaud R, Vercaigne L,
Louizos C, Drummond K, Zelenitsky S, Skwarek, L.
The State of the Union: Mapping Evolving Professional Stereotypes and Clinical Reasoning of Pharmacy and Medicine Students in a Time of Regulatory Upheaval (Project at University of Toronto)
Principal Investigator: Elise Paradis (U of T)
Co-Investigators: Kulamakan Kulasegaram (U of T), Christen Rachul
Utilizing the Transtheoretical Stages of Change Model for the Remediation of Practicing Physicians
Principal Investigator: Ingrid Toews
Co-Investigator: Joanne Hamilton
Evaluation of the UGME Program with a CIPP (Context, Input, Processes, Product) Model
Principal Investigators: Helen Mawdsley and Shaundra Popowich
Co-Investigators: PEC at UGME
Evaluation of Undergraduate Medical Education Renewed Curriculum
Principal Investigator: Joanne Hamilton
Co-Investigators: Christen Rachul, Keevin Bernstein, Ira Ripstein, Helen Mawdsley,
Realist Evaluation of Competence By Design in Postgraduate Medical Education
Principal Investigator: Christen Rachul
Co-Investigators: Joanne Hamilton, Helen Mawdsley, Ingrid Toews,
Ming-Ka Chan, Ganesh Srinivasan
Funder: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program Evaluation
Principal Investigator: Ian Jones
Co-Investigators: Joanne Hamilton, Helen Mawdsley, Christen Rachul
Principles-Focused Evaluation of the Doctor of Pharmacy Program
Principal Investigators: Helen Mawdsley and Ruby Grymonpre
Co-Investigators: Kaarina Kowalec, Lavern Vercaigne, Robert Renaud,
Yuewn Gong, Hope Anderson
Principles-Focused Evaluation of the Master of Physical Therapy Program
Principal Investigators: Helen Mawdsley and Liz Harvey
Co-Investigators: Barb Shay, Nancy Ryan-Arbez, Mark Garrett,
Brian MacNeil, Sandra Webster
Principles-Focused Evaluation of the Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program
Principal Investigators: Helen Mawdsley and Ian Jones
Utilization-Focused Program Evaluation of the Master of Occupational Therapy Program
Principal Investigators: Helen Mawdsley and Gayle Restall
Co-Investigators: PEC Committee at OT
Selected publications by OEFD team members:
Caulfield, T., Marcon, A.R., Murdoch, B., Brown, J.M., Tinker Perrault, S., Jarry, J, Snyder, J., Anthony, S.J., Brooks, S., Master, Z., Rachul, C., Ogbogu, U., Greenberg, J., Zarzeczny, A., Hyde-Lay, R. (2019). Health misinformation and the power of narrative messaging in the public sphere. Canadian Journal of Bioethics, 2(2), 52-60.
Rachul, C. (2019). Digesting data: Tracing the chromosomal imprint of scientific evidence through the development and use of Canadian dietary guidelines. Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 33(1), 26-59.
Mawdsley, H. (2018). Leadership in a complex adaptive system: An exploratory case study of one faculty at a Canadian post-secondary educational organization. Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. 5855. https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/etd/5855
Artemeva, N., Rachul, C., O’Brien, B., & Varpio, L. (2017). Situated learning in medical education. Academic Medicine, 92(1), 134.
Rachul, C., Rasko, J. E., & Caulfield, T. (2017). Implicit hype? Representations of platelet rich plasma in the news media. PloS ONE, 12(8), e0182496.
Rachul, C., Sadler, L., Cavett, T. (2019, June 1-3). Writing/reasoning: Learning to write patient documentation in medicine. Paper presented at Circles of Conversation, 11th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.
Jalloh, C., Yurkiw, S., Ens, A. (2019 April 13-16). Just what I wanted to hear: Targeted teaching tips by podcast. Poster presented at the Canadian Conference on Medical Education, Niagara Falls, ON.
Mawdsley, H. (2019 April 13-16). Using mixed methods and multiple data sources to assess comparability of sites in clerkship rotations. Poster presented at the Canadian Conference on Medical Education, Niagara Falls, ON.
Rachul, C., Collins, B., Ahmed, M., Cai, G. (2019 April 13-16). Square pegs in round holes: Implementing independent learning in structured curricula. Paper presented at the Canadian Conference on Medical Education, Niagara Falls, ON.
Drummond, K., Giberson-Kirby, S., Wickens, A., & Romund, G. (2018 June 12-14). Manitoba pharmacy preceptor learning needs environmental scan as an elective. Poster presented at the Canadian Pharmacy Education and Research Conference, Ottawa, ON.
Wawrykow, T., & Mawdsley, H. (2018 May 27-30). Exploring educational innovation: Out of the shadows of shadow week. Poster presented at the Conference for the Canadian Association for Emergency Physicians, Halifax, NS.
Rachul, C. (2018 May 17). Hyping by omission: The example of platelet-rich plasma therapy, the popular media, and implicit hype. Paper presented at Mapping the Emerging Issues in the Public Representation of Bioscience & Health Issues, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.
Giberson-Kirby, S., Gruber, J. & Lemelin, C. (2018 February 14-16). Negotiation tools & techniques for educational developers: Coaching academics in prickly positions. Workshop presented at the Educational Developers Caucus, Victoria, BC.
Rachul, C. (2017 October 27). Patient voices. Paper presented at the Workshop on Unproven Stem Cell Procedures: Not the Cure-all Elixir of the 21st Century - Exploring Ways to Reduce Potential Harm, Stem Cell Network, Ottawa, ON.
Practical applications of research