Scholarly Practice

Scholarly Secrets Series: 

Picking projects for optimal productivity

By Jonathan Sherbino (@Sherbino) & Teresa Chan (@TChanMD

Originally Published, July 6, 2020

As a busy Clinician Educator it can be hard to juggle multiple jobs: clinician, educator, administrator,  scholar etc.. There are only so many hours in a day, and thus, it is important to choose wisely when selecting your next project. But, how can you possibly prioritize possible opportunities?

This video serves as a short overview of a decision-making framework that might help early career Clinician Educators.  Jonathan Sherbino (Assistant Dean, McMaster Education Research, Innovation, and Theory, MERIT) provides an overview of how he decides on his next project.

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Dr. Jonathan Sherbino (@sherbino) is the Assistant Dean, Health Professions Education Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University. He is a professor in the Department of Medicine.

Jonathan is a Clinician Educator, co-editing the CanMEDS 2015 Framework and co-hosting the KeyLIME (Key Literature in Medical Education) podcast with an audience in more than 40 countries. He has published more than 150 papers.  Jonathan is an award-winning teacher, including the national 2018 Canadian Emergency Medicine teacher of the year. His research focuses on competency-based medical education and clinical reasoning

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.