Congratulations to Sydney, recipient of a 2019 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS). This is awarded to world-class doctoral candidates conducting research in Canada. The scholarship will support Sydney’s PhD research: “The Shaky Scalpel: Evaluating a Novel Surgical Stress-regulation Protocol for Optimizing Patient Outcomes and Surgeon Wellness”.
We are so proud to share that Sydney received the 2019 Promising Medical Student Surgery Education Research Award!
The award is presented annually by the Association for Surgical Education, based on:
- Enthusiasm for surgery and surgery education research as demonstrated by a leadership role in a course or group related to surgery and surgery education
- Role in at least one peer-reviewed surgery education manuscript or curricular project
- Demonstrates the professional characteristics of a future surgery education researcher
Thank you to everyone who participated in the video which was shown at the Awards banquet.
The lab attended the Association for Surgical Education‘s annual conference in Chicago April 25-27th, presenting four of our latest research projects and initiatives.
The TransfORmation Project: Working together to improve intraoperative safety culture.
Podium Session: Resident Training
Pulled from the Passenger Seat: Resident Engagement in the OR
‘Thinking Out of the Box’ Session
Pre-Operative Planning Modules – A Novel Approach to Teaching and Learning in Surgery
SOS! Calling Attention to the States of Stress in Surgery.
Thank you to the ASE for the opportunity to share our work and connect with colleagues in the field.
Photo credits: Ralf
Melanie Hammond Mobilio will be speaking at an upcoming DesignTalks at Healthcare Human Factors on Thursday March 21st.
This will be an insightful look into healthcare and medical education research from the experiences of a medical anthropologist. Check out the event info below for more info.
Sydney McQueen received a research award at the 2019 University of Toronto Medical Student Research Day. Her poster presentation ‘The Dimensions of Stress and Surgical Performance’ received the Dina Gordon Malkin Award for top MD/PhD poster presentation. Congrats Sydney!
One of our lab members, Adam Shehata, recently started his rotation at Toronto’s Sick Kids Hospital and his story has been featured below
Image from CBC/Radio-Canada
The surgical safety checklist as myth and ceremony
We presented our latest research with Elise Paradis looking at the Surgical Safety Checklist at the Wilson Centre research rounds. The talk summarized some of the results and data, examining the findings using neo-institutional theory.
— The Wilson Centre (@theWilsonCentre) November 19, 2018
The title of one of our recent publications, ‘Fake it til you make it: Pressures to Measure Up in Surgical Training’, was mentioned in AM Rounds, Academic Medicine’s blog. Check out their series of useful writing resources. Including this post: Strategies for writing effective titles. Thanks for the mention!
We are very excited to have Adam Shehata joining the lab. Adam is a second-year medical student at the University of Toronto. After graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School and articling on Bay Street, Adam was called to the Bar of Ontario. Adam also enjoyed a career as a professional pilot earning his Airline Transport Pilot Licence and Class 1 Flight Instructor Rating where he trained commercial pilots to become flight instructors. He is currently working on team performance in surgical environments at the Wilson Centre.
Thank you to Dr. Richard Hart and Dr. Vietta Sue Wilson who joined us at a recent lab meeting to discuss the applications of biofeedback and monitoring. We got to see firsthand some live data from our willing participant, and observed brain wave changes in real time. The technology has been used in mental training throughout sports and elite performance.