Inspired Teaching

Health Professions Assessment
in the Post-COVID-19 Era:
A Chance for Change?

This event was originally run on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 7:00pm

It was a đź’» Zoom Virtual Event, which is now available for review on YouTube.

In this video, you will see a recorded webinar featuring innovations to conducting assessment in a physically-distanced manner. This digital seminar allowed some key educational innovators in our McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences share some ideas around how we might change our assessment strategies in a post-COVID19 era. From undergraduate admissions to postgraduate exam preparation, our panelists had some very interesting innovations that shared with our community.

Objectives, at the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the challenges that virtual assessments present (including validity, security, utility, cost).

  • Name at least one digital strategy that they might attempt in their local teaching environment.

  • Weigh the benefits and risks of various modalities that might be used for assessment.

Speakers

Moderator: Teresa Chan

Panelists: Jason Profetto, Ilana Bayer, Matt Sibbald

Discussant: Sandra Monteiro

Dr. Teresa Chan (@TChanMD) is an associate professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine at McMaster University. She is the assistant dean for McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences Program for Faculty Development (@MacPFD). She is an avid scholar in health professions education and works with the MERIT group (@MERIT_McMaster), and conducts research and scholarship within this area.

Dr. Jason Profetto is a family and academic physician. He has a family practice in Stoney Creek and is affiliated with McMaster University. At McMaster, he is the Chair of MD Admissions and the Chair of Clinical Skills. He involved with developing and overseeing the admissions Multiple Mini Interview and the medical school’s OSCE assessment. He teaches learners of all levels, both in undergraduate and post-graduate medical education. He has also recently finished his Masters Degree in McMaster’s Health Sciences Education Program through MERIT.

Ilana Bayer (@IlanaBayer) is Director of Learning Technologies as well as Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology & Molecular Medicine. Dr. Bayer has worked in the corporate sector developing educational and performance based training materials. She has a combined background in health sciences, e-learning, teaching and training. In her role, Dr. Bayer assists faculty with all learning technology needs and, specifically, supports faculty development around the use of electronic modalities to enhance teaching.

Matt Sibbald is an Assistant Professor at McMaster University, and an interventional cardiologist at Hamilton Health Sciences. He graduated from University of Toronto medical school in 2004 and completed residencies in internal medicine and cardiology at the University of Toronto. He completed a two year fellowship in interventional cardiology at University Health Network. His research interests lie within medical education, exploring the teaching and practice of clinical decision-making. His research training included a Masters in Health Professions Education and PhD through Maastricht University, Netherlands.

Dr. Sandra Monteiro, PhD is a Scientist with the McMaster (Faculty of Health Sciences Program for) Education, Research, Innovation and Theory (MERIT) and the Assistant Director of Scholarship in the Centre for Simulation Based Learning. Her research program applies theories of human cognition to the development of effective health professions education and assessment.


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