IHSE Meeting

Thursday, January 18, 2024 09:00to11:00

(9:00 - 10:30)
Michelle Chiu
University of Ottawa
Title: Navigating the Future: Harnessing Simulation to Advance Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how simulation can be used to teach EDI principles
  • Describe advantages & disadvantages of using simulation to teach EDI principles
  • List 3 considerations in designing simulation-based EDI educational interventions

Michelle Chiu, MD, FRCPC

Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Department of Innovation in Medical Education
The Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa

Dr. Michelle Chiu obtained her medical degree at McMaster University and completed her Anesthesiology training at the University of Ottawa. She obtained Fellowship training in Regional Anesthesiology at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia) where she also completed a Fellowship in Simulation & Medical Education. Her academic interests are focused on medical education, simulation, assessment of competence, and faculty development.

Dr. Chiu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine (DAPM) at the University of Ottawa. She is cross appointed to the Department of Innovation in Medical Education, within which she established the Foundational Elements of Applied Simulation Theory (FEAST) curriculum for simulation educators, which has trained over 65 Canadian and international fellows to date.

Her past leadership roles include being the Interim Head & Chair of DAPM, the Vice-Chair of Education, overseeing all departmental educational activities, and Simulation Director, where she was responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing simulation-based education for students, residents, faculty, and allied health. She led the creation and implementation of a simulation curriculum for the first competency-based Anesthesiology residency-training program in Canada.

Dr. Chiu is the past-Chair of the Canadian National Anesthesiology Simulation Curriculum (CanNASC) Committee; this work resulted in the development and implementation of a national simulation-based strategy for competency assessment of postgraduate trainees that is required for their Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) certification. She was the Director of Exam Material Development for the Royal College Anesthesiology Examination Board for 8 years, where she spearheaded the introduction of high-stakes assessment of Intrinsic CanMEDS competencies at the certification examinations. She is one of two RCPSC Simulation Educators in Canada, working to expand the role, use, and integration of simulation in postgraduate education, continuing professional development, and health care systems.

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