IHSE Meeting

Thursday, February 8, 2024 09:00to11:00

(9:00 - 10:00)
Dr Julia Ferreira

The impact of educational materials on parental anxiety and productivity: A clinical trial in pediatric appendicitis

Dr Ferreira is a Brazilian Pediatric Surgeon with a specialized Master's degree in Patient-Centered Care from McGill University, focusing on pediatric surgical patient experiences. Currently, She serve as a Research Assistant with the Pediatric Surgery Division at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. Additionally, She leads the research faculty of Team Brazil, a voluntary research group dedicated to training Brazilian medical students in research methodologies. This initiative collaborates with the Harvard Program in Global Surgery and Social Change (PGSSC).

This work was presented at the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons annual meeting last year, and its manuscript was accepted for publication in the Journal of Pediatric Surgery. Our goal for this session would be to foster ideas for moving forward with this research.


(10:00 - 11:00)
Tamara Carver, PhD; Monica Molinaro, PhD; Meredith Young, PhD

Ask the IHSE: Crowdsourcing questions for a new mentorship podcast

So much of our knowledge about research, scholarship, teaching, and career development - or the 'how to' of research and scholarship in Health Sciences Education and beyond - is tacit, implicit, and likely hard-earned. While the sharing of this knowledge, including lessons learned from navigating, thriving, and failing within one's academic career is often one of the main benefits of mentorship, not all trainees and/or academics have access to a mentor, or, at times, the advice received from mentors and friends in their network can vary greatly.

Through our own collective experiences of figuring out the 'how to' of navigating relationships, publishing, conferences, and other academic topics on our own, or through conversations with each other, supervisors, mentors, and friends, we've identified that there is a need for equitable access to the wealth of experience and expertise of what it means to be a researcher and academic at the IHSE and beyond. Thus, Ask 5 People, an unscripted and informal video podcast aimed at generating an equitable and public facing bank of expertise of what it means to participate in, engage with, and build community within HSE and beyond, has been created.

As the crux of the podcast is to ask questions that we have all, at some point, asked or been asked about being in the academic, we come to you with a small request: what are your questions? The hope of our time in this meeting is to crowdsource from our IHSE community - what have you asked or been asked?

TAMARA CARVER, PhD is the Director of the Office of Ed-TECH (Education Technology and E-learning Collaboration for Health) for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, located at the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning. She is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Health Sciences Education and an Associate Member of the Department of Surgery.

MONICA MOLINARO, PhD is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Health Sciences Education. Previously, Professor Molinaro was a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University, where she was also a MERIT (McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences program for Education, Research, Innovation, and Theory) Scholar, and instructor in the Bachelor of Health Sciences Undergraduate program.

MEREDITH YOUNG, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Associate Director; Research at the Institute of Health Sciences Education at McGill University. She earned her PhD in cognitive psychology from McMaster University studying how individuals (both individuals with and without medical expertise) think through a variety of complex problems in medicine. 


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