Linda Snell

LINDA SNELL, MD, MHPE, FRCPC, MACP, FRCP (London) is Professor of Medicine, a Core Member of McGill's Centre for Medical Education, and Senior Clinician Educator at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She has a master's degree in Medical Education and has been active in teaching, administration and education scholarship at all levels of medical education. She has organized and participated in teaching improvement and other faculty development programs and education presentations across Canada and internationally. She is currently responsible for the McGill Master's program in Medical Education and a number of international residency education conferences.

Current research and development interests: Teaching, learning and assessing core competencies, particularly professionalism and leadership; competency-based medical education; issues in professionalism and professional identity formation in residency; improving teaching skills of students, residents and faculty; developing clinician-educators;education scholarship.

Selected Supervisory Experience:

  • Doctoral student (University of Sydney): faculty development for resident identity formation
  • Masters student (McGill): international perspectives on professional identity
  • Masters student (Bern University): using folding origami to teach residents how to teach procedural skills
  • Masters student (McGill): perspectives on resilience in Asian and Western countries, and relevance to medical education
  • Resident research: residentperceptions oftheir own identity formation
  • Resident research: effectiveness of using You-tube to teach procedural skills
  • Resident research: developing competence in discussing goals of care: Llarning needs for trainees and attending staff in Internal Medicine
  • Resident research: What characteristics of physical space optimize clinical learning -implications for design


E-mail: linda.snell [at] mcgill.ca
Tel: (514) 398-8264