Please mark your calendars for our first Vision Science Research Seminar Series (VSRSS) lecture for 2014, which will be held on January 31st, in OPT 1129, at 3:30 pm. Professor Stanley J. Hamstra will present a lecture entitled, Objective Assessment of Competency in Medical Education.
Stanley J. Hamstra, PhD
Acting Assistant Dean and Director, Academy for Innovation in Medical Education
Research Director, University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre
Professor, Departments of Medicine, Surgery, and Anesthesia
University of Ottawa.
Keywords describing area of research: Medical education, simulation, objective skills assessment, competency-based medical education, patient outcome, fidelity.
Medical education has changed dramatically in the last generation. Today’s clinicians are being educated and are practicing in a landscape that emphasizes rapid patient turnover and efficiency. This creates tensions in the medical curriculum which affect not only opportunities for learning a comprehensive approach to patient care, but also the ability of clinical instructors to provide a detailed and valid assessment of learners’ skills in the field. I will describe a research program that addresses these problems directly, with a focus on assessment of competencies in medical education, including simulation, and touches on vision science.
Professor Hamstra is currently Acting Assistant Dean and Director of the Academy for Innovation in Medical Education (AIME) and Research Director of the University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre. He is Course Director of the AIME/uOSSC Healthcare Education Scholars Program and is editor of the Springer Book Series “Advances in Medical Education”. Professor Hamstra is also a member of the Education Committee of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and a founding board member of the Canadian Network for Simulation in Healthcare. His research addresses the issue of fidelity in simulation and the use of simulators as assessment devices. He received his graduate degrees from York University in Toronto in vision science. Prior to coming to Ottawa, he was with the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto (1997-2005) and the Department of Medical Education at the University of Michigan (2005-2009).
For more information contact email@example.com or visit the Department of Innovation in Medical Education, University of Ottawa, website.