FMER News

Congratulations to Torsten Risør and Charo Rodriguez for the recent publication of their article ‘Clinical reasoning – a scotoma in the medical gaze?’ published in Education for Primary Care.

Congrats to David Felipe Ortiz-Paredes for the publication of the article ‘Embedding Identity and How Clinical Teachers Reconcile Their Multiple Professional Identities to Meet Overlapping Demands at Work' in Teaching and Learning in Medicine.

Congratulations to Anish Arora, former MSc student affiliated with the FMER and current PhD student in Family Medicine and Health Sciences, who has published the first article stemming from his MSc thesis. Access this publication

 

FMER is proud to announce the sponsorship of "The Pierre Pluye International Mixed Methods Thesis and Dissertations Awards in Family Medicine Education" to celebrate the original and influential contribution of Dr. Pierre Pluye.

Family Medicine Education Research Group (FMER)

Message from the Director


On behalf of our entire group of researchers, collaborators and affiliated students, it is a pleasure to welcome you to the McGill Family Medicine Education Research Group (FMER) website.

The FMER came into being in May 2014, when a group of eight clinicians, educators and researchers in family medicine decided to pull together their experience and expertise to promote family medicine education research. The FMER was in fact the corollary of the educational innovations in teaching and research conceived and established at the McGill Department of Family Medicine since 2005. Family physicians and academic departments of family medicine are called to play a critical role in contemporary healthcare and medical education reforms. Being sensitive to the educational priorities of the different family medicine stakeholders, advocating for research plurality, and properly and timely translating the results of our investigations to all knowledge users, we aspire to significantly contribute to the advancement of the family medicine education research field of inquiry at the local, national and international levels.

The FMER has expanded over time, and currently includes 12 researchers, 12 collaborators and four MSc and PhD affiliated students. As Director of FMER, it is a privilege for me to work with an outstanding group of scholars and research trainees deeply committed to academic excellence, innovation, and community service. I kindly invite you to visit our website. It has been conceived not only to inform about our research projects, academic events, and scholarly achievements, but also (and importantly) as a privileged means for exchanging with all of those interested in family medicine education research around the world.

I hope you enjoy your e-visit. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Charo Rodríguez, MD, MSc, PhD


 

 

Marion Dove, Gillian Bartlett, Roland Grad, Leonora Lalla, Pierre Pluye, Miriam Boillat, Pierre-Paul Tellier, and Charo Rodriguez.

Inaugural members, 2014. Taken by: Heidi Hollinger

Axes of Research

The FMER goal is to contribute to the advancement of knowledge to support family medicine educational innovations and academic excellence in continuing professional development of practicing and academic family physicians and the training of students (clinicians, clinician-researchers, researchers). Based on the expertise developed, the FMER scientific program is structured in the following five axes of research:

1. Information technologies and artificial intelligence in family physicians’ continuing professional development;

2. Professional identity formation;

3. Mentorship in family medicine education;

4. Family medicine education program evaluation;

5. Scoping and systematic literature reviews.

What motivates FMER researchers, collaborators, and associated graduate students to work together is their common goal to contribute to the development of medical education research in family medicine, a field of inquiry still poorly developed. What is more, as Quebec researchers, we aim to place our province as international leader in this emerging domain. Such a position will allow to further progress and attract the best and brightest master’s, doctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows in the years to come.

Regular Members

 

Samira

Abbasgholizadeh-Rahimi

 

Tamara Carver

 

 

 

Marion Dove

 

 

 

Roland Grad

 

Francesca Luconi

 

Peter Nugus

 

Pierre Pluye

 

Kathleen Rice

 

Charo Rodríguez

 

Tibor Shuster

 

David Li Tang

 

 

Pierre-Paul Tellier

 


   

 

Rear line of researchers: Gillian Bartlett, Roland Grad, Peter Nugus, Pierre Pluye, Miriam Boillat, Pierre-Paul Tellier.

Front line of researchers (all sat down): Marion Dove, Leonora Lalla, Tibor Schuster, Charo Rodriguez.

FMER members, 2017. Taken by: Heidi Hollinger

Students

Current Students

Former Students

 

Reem El Sherif

 

Anish Arora

MSc Thesis

 

Anafa Gamliel

 

Sara Asfour

MSc Thesis

 

Vera Granikov

 

Farid Ibrahim

MSc Thesis

 

 

Izzie Barin

 

 

Stephanie Long

MSc Thesis

 

 

 

 

David Felipe Ortiz Paredes

MSc Thesis

 

 

 

 

Juan Pablo Pimentel-Gonzalez

Doctoral Dissertation

 

Sara Turcotte

MSc Thesis

                                                                                                                                                                                 

Collaborators                   

Name Institution

Emmanuelle Bélanger       

  

Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research

Brown University School of Public Health

Martin Desseilles

 

Department of Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, Namur University

 

Valérie Dory

Département de Médecine Générale
Faculté de Médecine - Université de Liège

Laure Fiquet

 

Département de médecine générale, Faculté de Médecine

Université de Rennes 1

Richard Hovey

 

Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University

 

Steven Jordan                             

 

Department of Interdisciplinary Sciences in Education, Faculty of Education

McGill University

Sofía López-Roig           

                               

Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health, Faculty of Medicine

Miguel Hernández University

Maria Angeles Pastor-Mira

 

Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health, Faculty of Medicine

Miguel Hernández University

Teresa Pawlikowska                 

     

Health Professions Education Center, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

 

Salvador Pertusa-Martínez  

 

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine

Universidad Miguel Hernández

Torsten Risør

 

Department of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø

 

François-Xavier Schweyer

 

École des Hautes Études en Santé Publique de Rennes.

 

Allen Shaughnessy

 

Department of Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine

 

Mark Yaffe

 

Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University

 

Success Stories

Charo Rodriguez

July 2021

Congratulations to Torsten Risør and Charo Rodriguez for the recent publication of their article entitled ‘Clinical reasoning – a scotoma in the medical gaze?’ published in Education for Primary Care.

David Felipe Ortiz-Paredes

July 2021

Congratulations to David Felipe Ortiz-Paredes, former MSc student affiliated with the FMER, and his thesis Advisory Committee for the publication of the article entitled ‘Embedding Identity and How Clinical Teachers Reconcile Their Multiple Professional Identities to Meet Overlapping Demands at Work' in the leading journal Teaching and Learning in Medicine. Access this publication

Anish Arora

May 2021

Congratulations to Anish Arora, former MSc student affiliated with the FMER and current PhD student in Family Medicine and Health Sciences, who has published the first article stemming from his MSc thesis entitled ‘Evaluating Usability in Blended Learning Programs Within Health Professions Education: A Scoping Review' in the journal Medical Science Educator. Access this publication

Charo Rodriguez

April 2021

Congratulations to Charo Rodriguez who, as a member of a research team led by Dr. Annick Giguere (Laval University), has published the article entitled ‘Family Medicine Supervisors’ Preferences for Improving Their Teaching Skills in Senior Care’ in the April 2021 issue of the journal Family Medicine.

Samira Rahimi

March 2021

Congratulations to Samira Abbasgholizadeh Rahimi who, in collaboration with Iranian and Canadian scholars, has published the article entitled ‘Continuing professional education of Iranian  healthcare professionals in shared decision-making: lessons learned’ on March 12, 2021 in the international journal BMC Health Services ResearchClick here to have access to this publication

Pierre Pluye

March 2021

Congratulations to Pierre Pluye, Full Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, for being the 2021 recipient of the Doctoral Teaching Award by the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools (NAGS). The NAGS recognizes excellence and creativity in the teaching of doctoral students, and innovation in graduate curriculum development and implementation.

Roland Grad

January 2021

Congratulations to Roland Grad who has published the article entitled “Does spaced education improve clinical knowledge among Family Medicine residents? A cluster randomized controlled trial” in the journal Advances in Health Sciences Education. Click here to have access to this publication

Charo Rodriguez

December 2020

Congratulations to Charo Rodríguez who, in collaboration with FMER Collaborators Professors Richard Hovey (Dentistry) and Steven Jordan (Education), has published the article entitled ‘Beyond Lecturing: An Introduction to Gadamer’s Dialogical Hermeneutics with Insights into Health Professions Education’ in the December 2020 issue of the international journal Health Professions Education. Click here to have access to this publication

Pierre-Paul Tellier

November 2020

Congratulations to Pierre-Paul Tellier, who was awarded the 2020 College of Family Physicians of Canada, Reg L Perkins Award for Family Physician of the Year for Quebec. 

David Felipe Ortiz-Paredes

September 9, 2020

Congratulations to David Felipe Ortiz-Paredes, MSc 2019, who has received a very competitive Research Paper Award at the AMEE 2020 Virtual Conference, Category Continuing Professional Development. His presentation was entitled "Family Doctor, Educator and Learner: Managing Professional Identities in an International Blended Education Program for Faculty Development" and was based on his work in the MSc program in Family Medicine – Medical Education Concentration.

Charo Rodriguez

July 24, 2020

Congratulations to Charo Rodríguez, who was awarded the 2020-2021 Jonathan Campbell Meakins and Family Memorial Fellowship by the McGill Institute of Health Sciences Education (IHSE). This Fellowship is designed to reward and promote excellence in medical education.

Pierre-Paul Tellier

July, 2020

 

Congratulations to Dr. Pierre-Paul Tellier, who is the 2020 recipient of the Haile T. Debas Prize. The award was established in 2010 by the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University in order to recognize outstanding faculty members who have worked hard to help promote diversity and create an environment of inclusivity.

Kathleen Rice 

July, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Kathleen Rice, who was granted a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Medical Anthropology of Primary Care.

Pierre-Paul Tellier 

May 25, 2020 

Congratulations to Pierre-Paul Tellier, who was awarded 2020 Family Physician of the Year by the Quebec College of Family Physicians.

Peter Nugus

May 12, 2020

Congratulations to Peter Nugus, who was awarded 2020-2021 FRQS Chercheur-boursier Junior 2 – Volet Santé-Société for his research program ‘From Structures to Individuals: How to Encourage Care Coordination across Professional, Organizational, and Systemic Boundaries’.

Samira Abbasgholizadeh-Rahimi

April 30, 2020

Congratulations to Samira Abbasgholizadeh-Rahimi, who was awarded 2020-2021 FRQS Chercheur-boursier Junior 1 for her research program ‘Human-centered Artificial Intelligence for Primary Health Care’, with co-funding from the Unité de Soutien-SRAP Québec. Samira’s application was ranked 1st out of the 23 evaluated by the Health and Society Committee.

Anish Arora

April 30, 2020

Congratulations to Anish Arora, master’s student affiliated with the FMER from 2017 to 2019, who was awarded 2020-2021 FRQS Doctoral Award, with co-funding from the Unité de Soutien-SRAP Québec. Anish’s application was ranked 2nd out of the 14 assessed by the Evaluation Committee.

Stephanie Long

April 30, 2020

Congratulations to Stephanie Long, master’s student affiliated with the FMER from 2016 to 2018, who was awarded 2020-2021 FRQS Doctoral Award, with co-funding from the Unité de Soutien-SRAP Québec.

Journals

*Information taken from the journals' respective webpages*

Medical and Health Professions Education Journals

 

Academic Medicine (Acad Med)

2020 IF: 6.893

Frequency: 12 issues per year

Country: United States

Publisher: AAMC

Webpage: https://journals.lww.com/academicmedicine/pages/default.aspx

Official peer-reviewed journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, Academic Medicine currently is the highest impact factor journal in medical education. Published since July 1926, it “serves as an international forum for the exchange of ideas, information, and strategies to address the major challenges facing the academic medicine community as it strives to carry out its missions in the public interest. The journal's areas of focus include education and training issues; health and science policy; institutional policy, management, and values; research practice; and clinical practice in academic settings.”

 

Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice

(Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract)

2020 IF: 2.480

Frequency: 5 issues per year

Country: Netherlands

Publisher: Springer

Website: https://www.springer.com/journal/10459

Peer-reviewed journal published since January 1996 that aims to be “a forum for scholarly and state-of-the art research into all aspects of health sciences education.” Its focus is on the connection between theory and practice. From this follows that priority is given to articles with a sound theoretical basis and strong methodology.

 

BMC Medical Education (BMC Med Educ)

2020 IF: 2.37

Frequency: 12 issues per year

Country: United Kingdom

Publisher: BioMed Central – Part of Springer Nature

Webpage: https://bmcmededuc.biomedcentral.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIotLwtNK87wIVyuDICh3sEwRVEAAYASAAEgKWpPD_BwE

Open access journal that publishes “original peer-reviewed research articles in relation to the training of healthcare professionals, including undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing education. The journal has a special focus on curriculum development, evaluations of performance, assessment of training needs and evidence-based medicine.”

 

Canadian Medical Education Journal (CMEJ)

2020 IF: -

Frequency: 6 issues per year

Country: Canada

Publisher: Canadian Medical Education Journal

Webpage: https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/cmej

Online non-profit open-access peer-reviewed journal first published in 2010, CMEJ “examines subject matter relating to the formation, education, and training of health care professionals before and after licensure in Canada and internationally.” It targets a large audience including health trainees, clinician teachers, medical education researchers, practitioners and professionals, administrators, decision-makers, medical schools, and universities.

 

Health Education Journal (Health Educ J)

2020 IF: -

Frequency: 8 issues per year

Country: United Kingdom

Publisher: SAGE

Webpage: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/hej

Published since March 1943, this is “a peer reviewed journal publishing high quality papers on health education as it relates to individuals, populations, groups, and communities vulnerable to and/or at risk of health issues and problems. A strongly educational perspective is adopted with a focus on activities, interventions, and programmes that work well in the contexts in which they are applied. The journal considers original papers on health education research, methodology, policy development, and practice.”

 

Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions

(J Contin Educ Health)

2020 IF: 1.440

Frequency: 4 issues per year

Country: United States

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Inc.

Webpage: https://journals.lww.com/jcehp/Pages/default.aspx

Published since January 1981, this “is the official journal of the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions, the Association for Hospital Medical Education, and the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education.” The main goal of JCEHP is to “improve the scholarship and practice of continuing professional development at the nexus of patient safety, implementation science, quality improvement, continuing education and faculty development across Medicine, Nursing, and other health professions.”

 

Journal of Graduate Medical Education (J Grad Med Educ)

2020 IF: -

Frequency: 6 issues per year

Country: United States

Publisher: Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

Webpage: https://meridian.allenpress.com/jgme

Published since September 2009, the Journal of Graduate Medical Education (JGME) is the bimonthly peer-reviewed journal of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in the United States. The journal focuses on research about graduate medical education (residents and fellows).

 

Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development

(J Med Educ Curric Dev)

2020 IF: -

Frequency: 12 issues per year

Country: -

Publisher: SAGE

Webpage: https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/mde/7/

Published since January 2015, this peer-reviewed open access journal is interested in publishing research reports on medical education and curricular development including basic science, clinical, and postgraduate medical education.

 

Medical Education (Med Educ)

2020 IF: 6.251

Frequency: 12 issues per year

Country: United Kingdom

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd & The Association of the Study of Medical Education

Webpage: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/13652923

Second in the ranking of high impact factor journals in health professions education Medical Education aims to publish highly relevant research reports in all aspects of health professions education including undergraduate, postgraduate, continuing professional development, and interprofessional education.

 

Medical Education Online (Med Educ Online)

2020 IF: 3.298

Frequency: 1 issue per year

Country: United Kingdom

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Webpage: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/zmeo20/current

Open access journal published since 1996. Whereas it publishes peer-reviewed research reports, its main focus is on perspectives, reviews, and pieces of work that address any aspect of health care education and training.

 

Medical Science Educator (Med Sci Educ)

2020 IF: 0.54

Frequency: 4 issues per year

Country: United States

Publisher: Springer

Webpage: https://www.springer.com/journal/40670

Published since March 2011, this is the official peer-reviewed journal of the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE). As stressed in its webpage, Medical Science Educator “offers all who teach in healthcare the most current information to succeed in their task by publishing scholarly activities, opinions, and resources in medical science education. Published articles focus on teaching the sciences fundamental to modern medicine and health, and include basic science education, clinical teaching, and the use of modern education technologies.”

 

Medical Teacher (Med Teach)

2020 IF: 3.650

Frequency: 12 issues per year

Country: United Kingdom

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Webpage: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/imte20/current

Official publication of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), Medical Teacher is an international journal that publishes research reports about any aspect of medical education, with a particular focus on teaching approaches and methods. It was first published in January 1979.

 

Perspectives on Medical Education (Perspect Med Educ)

2020 IF: 2.947

Frequency: 6 issues per year

Country: Netherlands

Publisher: Springer

Webpage: https://www.springer.com/journal/40037

Official journal of The Netherlands Association of Medical Education (NVMO), Perspectives in Medical Education is a non-profit open access journal published since March 2012 with the aim to “support and enrich collaborative scholarship between education researchers and clinical educators, and to advance new knowledge regarding clinical education practices.”

 

Postgraduate Medical Journal (Postgrad Med J)

2020 IF: 2.401

Frequency: 12 issues per year

Country: United Kingdom

Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group

Webpage: https://pmj.bmj.com/

Published since October 1925, Postgraduate Medical Journal “is a peer reviewed journal published by BMJ on behalf of the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine. PMJ publishes papers that focus on core competencies; describe current practice and new developments in all branches of medicine; describe relevance and impact of translational research on clinical practice; provide background relevant to examinations; as well as papers on medical education and medical education research.”

 

Teaching and Learning in Medicine (Teach Learn Med)

2020 IF: 2.414

Frequency: 5 issues per year

Country: United States

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Webpage: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/htlm20/current

Published since 1989, Teaching and Learning in Medicine “is an international, forum for scholarship on teaching and learning in the health professions. Its international scope reflects the common challenge faced by all medical educators: fostering the development of capable, well-rounded, and continuous learners prepared to practice in a complex, high-stakes, and ever-changing clinical environment.”

 

The Clinical Teacher (Clin Teach)

2020 IF: 0.76

Frequency: 6 issues per year

Country: United Kingdom

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd

Webpage: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/1743498x

Published since June 2004 on behalf of the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME), the Clinical Teacher is the journal for clinicians who teach and people who are involved in education in a health care setting. It provides easy access to the latest research, practice and thinking in clinical education across the health professions, presented in a readable, stimulating and practical style.”


Family Medicine Education Journals

Education for Primary Care (Educ Prim Care)

2020 IF: 0.72

Frequency: 6 issues per year

Country: United Kingdom

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Webpage: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tepc20/current

Education for Primary Care is an international journal published whose aim is “to support the implementation of best-evidence medical education relevant to primary care.” Taylor & Francis partners with WONCA in its publication.

 

Family Medicine (Fam Med)

2020 IF: 1.443

Frequency: 10 issues per year

Country: United States

Publisher: STFM

Webpage: https://journals.stfm.org/familymedicine/

“Family Medicine, the official journal of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, publishes original research, systematic reviews, narrative essays, and policy analyses relevant to the discipline of family medicine, particularly focusing on primary care medical education, health workforce policy, and health services research. Journal content is not limited to educational research from family medicine educators; and we welcome innovative, high-quality contributions from authors in a variety of specialties and academic fields.”

 

Peer-Reviewed Reports in Medical Education Research (PRiMER)

2020 IF: -

Frequency: -

Country: United States

Publisher: STFM

Webpage: https://journals.stfm.org/primer

Published since 2017, PRiMER “is an open access scholarly journal of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. As a companion to other STFM journals, PRiMER is focused on publishing small, rigorously designed original research briefs in medical education and health workforce policy, as well as learner research.”

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