Celebrating the Institute of Health Sciences Education and the legacy of Sylvia and Richard Cruess

On May 12, 2022, the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences celebrated the incredible growth and success of McGill’s Institute of Health Sciences Education (IHSE) – an internationally recognized leader in advancing medical and health sciences education.  

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In conversation with Institute of Health Sciences Education visiting scholar Rachel Ellaway

The Institute of Health Sciences Education (IHSE) was honoured to welcome Rachel Ellaway, PhD, Professor of Medical Education in Community Heath Sciences at the University of Calgary, as an esteemed IHSE visitor May 9 to 12.
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The anatomy of change: Dr. Geoffroy Noel starts new chapter

In only seven years at the McGill Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Geoffroy Noel created a thriving new division within the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology and made an impact at the Institute of Health Sciences Education and beyond. 

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Dr. Tamara Carver: taking online learning to the next level

“Since starting last August, I’ve been to my office only a handful of times,” Dr. Carver says. “Almost everything we do has been online and it mirrors one of the most interesting and important lessons we can take away from the past year: online learning is here to stay, and the opportunities are endless.”

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Learner handover: perspectives from the front-line

With the expansion of Competency Based Medical Education (CBME), there is increasing reliance on longitudinal assessments to document learner progress over time.

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Dr. Boudreau joins Norwegian educational project

Dr. Donald Boudreau has joined a consultative team affiliated with an educational innovation about to be implemented in Norway. The project, called ‘PROFMED’, is focused on improving medical students’ preparation for and experience of clinical placements.

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McGill Senate approves new PhD Program for the Institute of Health Sciences Education

One year after it gained degree-granting status, the IHSE is ready to launch its first graduate program

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What's in a name?

As the Institute of Health Sciences Education celebrates its first anniversary and the start of a new chapter, it is important to understand what’s in a name. The Institute is both a product of its times and an active agent of change through time. Our name reflects this reality. In order to understand who we are and where we are going, it is important to know where we come from.

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Recent IHSE publications

From pilot-testing virtual patients to movie nights as educational opportunities, check out this partial listing of 26 publications about health sciences education by Institute members.

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Institute of Health Sciences Education


Welcome to the IHSE

The Institute of Health Sciences Education (IHSE) is the first of its kind in Canada, moving beyond traditional departmental lines and disciplinary boundaries to create new knowledge, enable capacity-building and promote knowledge translation.

Research and Scholarship

Education & Capacity Building

Community Outreach & Engagement

Introducing our Members

Jason M Harley
Stress in healthcare workers: a model to help us rethink challenges
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Jason Harley, PhD


Health Sciences Education Rounds

December 1, 2022 (4:00 - 5:30)
With Dr. Lara Varpio

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Celebrating Success

Dr. Farhan Bhanji appointed Vice-Dean, Education, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences.
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Dr. Farhan Bhanji, wearing button down shirt

Land Acknowledgment

McGill University is situated on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehà:ka, which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations.

We acknowledge and thank the diverse Indigenous peoples whose footsteps have marked this territory on which peoples of the world now gather.

Learn about our Indigenous Health Professions Program (IHPP)


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