Research‑Related Events

Learn more about medical education research

Are you interested in medical education research but not sure where to start? Have you collected data and are wondering about the next step? Maybe you have drifted away from education scholarship and are looking for opportunities to re-engage? Building connections with colleagues is crucial to maintain both interest and momentum, especially for those new to medical education scholarship.  Yet, many of us don’t have the regular opportunities and support to thoughtfully engage in conversation around our scholarly pursuits.  Recognizing this, CPDME is launching two initiatives in 2022.

  1. Medical Education Research Roundtables: This monthly lunchtime seminar is aimed at facilitating constructive dialogue within the local FoM community about the possibilities (and sometimes pitfalls) of pursuing medical education research. For more information, see below.
  2. Clinician Educator (Re-)Boot Camp:  This full-day workshop is intended for those with some prior experience who are looking to extend or re-invigorate their careers as Clinician Educators.  More information coming soon!

Medical Education Research Roundtables 

When: second Tuesday of each month from 12-1:30 pm beginning January 11, 2022 via MS Teams 

Who can attend:
·        Medical students, residents and/or graduate students with an interest in medical education research
·        Faculty (MD/PhD) pursuing or collaborating on medical education research
·        RIM Mentors and Directors
·        Research staff (e.g. research assistants, evaluation specialists)

Schedule (attend as many or as few as you like)
January 11, 2022: Getting Started in Medical Education Research
February 8, 2022: Insider Insights into Preparing a Medical Education Research Grant Proposal
March 8, 2022: Dos and Don’ts of Preparing a Strong Ethics Submission
April 12, 2022: Help me Understand…Authorship
May 10, 2022: Writing for Publication (Part 1) Moving Beyond the Abstract
June 14, 2022: Writing for Publication (Part 2) Setbacks, Struggles, and Next Steps

If you are interested in attending any of these upcoming education initiatives and wish to receive a calendar invite, please email:

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the Continuing Professional Development Office of Dalhousie University for up to 1.0 (per hour of session) Mainpro+ credits.  As an accredited provider, Dalhousie University, CPD, designates this continuing professional development activity for up to 1.0 credit hours (per hour of session) as an accredited group learning Section 1 activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.


Dr. Karen Mann Lectureship in Medical Education

Each year we remember our friend and colleague Dr. Karen Mann with a prominent lecturer in medical education.

Criteria for speaker nomination [pdf 95 kB]


The 2021 Karen Mann Lectureship in Medical Education will be held Thursday, November 4 at 12 noon via MS Teams - register here
Our lecturer is Dr. Saleem Razack, Director of McGill University’s Office of Social Accountability and Community Engagement and Professor of Pediatrics and Health Sciences.
His lecture is called Constructing Professionalism in Unprecedented times.

Previous lecturers:

  • 2019 - Dr. Lorelei Lingard  [brief bio]- The Many Faces of Clinical Supervision 
  • 2018 - Dr. Keven Eva [brief bio] - Finding Your Niche in Health Professional Education Scholarship

Trailblazers in Medical Education (TIME) Visiting Scholars Program

We invite the best thinkers in the medical education community to visit us so we can learn together!

TIME scholars have included:

  • 2019 - Dr. Claudia Krebs (brief bio) Leveraging the Power of the Digital Revolution to Tranform the Education Experience 
  • 2019 - Dr. Chris Watling (brief bio) Capturing authentic performance: The perils of direct observation