Self-Assessment, Self-Direction, Self-Regulation and Other Myths


McIntyre Medical Building 3655 promenade Sir William Osler, Montreal, QC, H3G 1Y6, CA

Medical Education Rounds with guest speaker Glenn Regehr, PhD, Professor and Associate Director, Centre for Health Education Scholarship, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia


Accurate self-assessment and effective self-directed learning are taken as core competencies required for the self-regulating professional to maintain competence in practice. But much of the education literature raises doubts about individuals' abilities in these domains, not only among our trainees, but also among our practicing colleagues.  This session will:

  • review and explore the concepts of self-assessment and self-direction
  • describe some of the personal and environmental limitations on these processes
  • discuss how we might address these limitations in order to evolve safe and effective practitioners.

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Jennifer Nicholls
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