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Joan Sargeant

Head, Division of Medical Education

Sargeant-Joan
Division of Medical Education , Department of Community Health and Epidemiology

Email: joan.sargeant@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-1995
Fax: 902-494-2278
Mailing Address: 
C-104, Clinical Research Centre, 5849 University Avenue
PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
 
Research Topics:
  • Interprofessional education
  • Performance feedback
  • Knowledge translation
  • Self assessment
  • Assessment of learning

Education

  • BN (University of New Brunswick)
  • MEd (Dalhousie University)
  • PhD (University of Maastricht, NL)

Brief bio

Dr. Sargeant is head of the Division of Medical Education. Prior to this, she led the Program of Health and Medical Education Research in the division.  She is actively engaged in curriculum and faculty development, serves on a number of national and international professional committees and editorial boards.

Research interests  

Dr. Sargeant’s research interest include many aspects of medical education: curriculum design, implementation, assessment/evaluation, teaching, research and administration across the continuum of medical and health professional education. She is currently developing a facilitated feedback model to enhance feedback, acceptance and use.

Selected publications

  • Sargeant J, Bruce D, Campbell CM.  Practicing physicians’ needs for assessment and feedback as part of professional development.  Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions 2013 33 (Suppl 1):S54-62. doi: 10.1002/chp.21202.
  • Delva D, Sargeant J, Miller S, Holland J, Alexiadis Brown P, LeBlanc C, Lightfoot K, Mann K.  Encouraging residents to seek feedback. . Medical Teacher 2013 Jul 12. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID:  23848343.

Selected awards & honours

  • Canadian Association for Continuing Health Education (CACHE) Meeting: 'Evolving Competence for Health Professions'. Best Research Paper Award, 2011
  • Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME), Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions Award for Excellence in Research, 2010
  • Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME), Research in Continuing Medical Education Award, 2009
  • Canadian Association for Continuing Health Education (CACHE) Annual Meeting, Research Paper Award, 2005
  • Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) Annual Meeting, Fox Award for Best Research Paper Presentation, 2005

Memberships

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Continuing Professional Development Committee
  • Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education, Research Endowment Council
  • Association for Medical Education in Europe, Research Committee 
  • Dalhousie University Representative, Society of Directors of Research in Medical Education
  • Chair, Canadian Conference on Medical Education, Planning Committee, Member and Scientific Review and Selection Committee

Employment

  • Head & Professor, Division of Medical Education (2014-present)
  • Acting Head & Professor, Division of Medical Education (2011-2013)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology (Cross-appointment) (2008-present)
  • Director, Program in Health and Medical Education Research, Division of Medical Education (2008-2011)
  • Director, Research and Evaluation, Continuing Medical Education (2007-present)

Teaching

  • Teaching courses in Acadia University’s Master of Education in Curriculum Studies
  • Dalhousie faculty liaison for Acadia University’s Master of Education in Curriculum Studies
  • Supervisor,  Health Mentors Program, Dalhousie University
  • Mentor, Research in Medicine Program, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University
  • Supervisor and committee member, various PhD defenses

Service & activity

  • Senior Associate Editor, Editorial Board, Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions
  • Associate Editor, Editorial Board, Journal of Graduate Medical Education