Medical Council of Canada

Past grant recipients

Past grant recipients

Research in clinical assessment

Date Principal investigator Title
2019-2020 S. Boet Enhancing surgical care and outcomes through education and knowledge translation (Phase 2): Measurement properties of teamwork assessment tools (NOTECHS and TEAM) using clinical OR Black Box® data
2019-2020 A. Siddiqui Artificial Intelligence for Automated Evaluation of High-Fidelity Simulation in Anesthesia
2019-2020 W. Tavares Exploring the Augmentation of Behavioural Observations with Why They Were Exhibited
2018-2019 Andrea Gingerich Incompetence described: Documenting two-dimensional assessment judgements
2017-2018 Miriam Lacasse Validation psychométrique d’un outil critérié d’évaluation des compétences des résidents en médecine familiale
Lynfa Stroud The View from Both Sides: Understanding Residents’ Perceptions of Receiving Formative Feedback from Non-Physicians, and How Non-Physicians Perceive Their Role in this Process
Kimberly Luu Towards improved entrustability judgments through exploration of supervisors’ real time assessment
2016-2017 Valérie Dory Advancing longitudinal work-based assessment systems: Assessing progress in clerkship
Irene Ma Development and Standard Setting for the Ultrasound Directly Observed Tool for Point of Care Ultrasound Competence
Jenny Ko The Advance Care Planning-Clinical Evaluation Exercise (ACP-CEx): Validation of a novel assessment tool to evaluate advance care planning (ACP) discussions between oncology patients and trainees based on the competency-based medical education (CBME) model
Walter Tavares “Why am I doing what I’m doing?”: An exploration into how raters adapt to formative and summative purposes of assessment
2015-2016 Debra Pugh Defining Entrustable Professional Activities for Procedural Skills
Shiphra Ginsburg Hidden Meanings: An Exploration of the Influence of Writing Style on Assessment Comments
Christina St-Onge Which, Why and How are Item Analysis Guidelines Applied When Monitoring the Quality of Examinations? Interviews with Key Informants
2014-2015 Kulamakan Kulasegaram Enhancing integration of basic science through assessments: creating test-enhanced learning for integration
Sylvain Boet Effect of audit and formative assessment on physicians’ perioperative temperature management and patient outcomes: A three-arm cluster randomized controlled trial to compare benchmarked and ranked feedback
2013-2014 Timothy J. Wood Can a first impression change within the context of an OSCE station?
Carol-anne Moulton Towards an Assessment Tool for Surgical Judgment: Exploring Expert-Trainee Differences in Slowing Down Moments
Glenn Regehr The impact of social comparison on the effectiveness of assessment for learning
2012-2013 Walter Tavares Impact of Mental Workload on Rater-Based Assessment
Patti McCarthy Feasibility and psychometric properties associated with a 360° process to assess medical trainees’ patient safety skills: A pilot study.
Carol-anne Moulton Assessing consistency of ‘slowing down’ moments in surgical expertise
2011-2012 Christina St-Onge Testing one, two, three times: The longitudinal effect of test-enhanced learning and transferability to high-stakes settings
Maria Mylopoulos Developing and Assessing ‘Preparation for Future Learning’ in Medical Students
Mariam Baghdady The benefits of testing: Using tests to enhance student performance
2010-2011 Christopher Watling An exploration of medical learners’ receptivity to feedback within the context of clinical assessment
Esther Breton Évaluation de l’utilité de la simulation à haute fidélité pour améliorer la communication interprofessionnelle aux soins intensifs : étude expérimentale à double insu
Meredith Young Measures of Diagnostic Pattern Recognition: Relation to Individual Differences and Expertise
2009-2010 Ethan Grober Validation of Real-time, Intra-operative, Surgical Competence (RISC) assessments linked to patient outcomes
Joan Sargeant Towards a System-Based Culture of Professional Self-Regulation through Directed Self-Assessment – Phase II
Sacha Agrawal Self-assessment among medical students as reflection-in-action
Brian Simmons Assessment and Evaluation of an Interprofessional Objective Structured Clinical Examination (iOSCE)
2008-2009 Jonathan Sherbino Cognitive Bias in Diagnosis: Effect of Debiasing Instructions and Multiple Cases on Diagnostic Accuracy
Claude Laflamme E-Learning versus didactic paper learning: the short-term effects on the acquisition of current best practice guidelines for patient safety and the long-term effects on clinical performance
Ravi Sidhu Assessing Residents’ Surgical Skills in the Operating Room: Utility of a Universal Global Rating Scale
Joanna Bates Is longitudinal assessment in integrated clerkships more predictive of successful performance on national exams than traditional clerkship assessment?
2007-2008 Joan Sargeant Towards a systems-based culture of professional self-regulation through directed self-assessment – Phase I
Cédric Andrès Création d’un test dépistant les sujets maîtrisant mal les compétences CanMed de communicateur et collaborateur
Meredith Young The Impact of prior Testing Examples on Performance in Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)
2006-2007 Carol-anne Moulton Validation of an Integrated Assessment of Technical and Communication Skills: Integrated Procedural Performance Instrument (IPPI)
Marie-Claude Audétat Le test de concordance de script (TCS) induit-il des processus de raisonnement clinique différents de ceux du QCM à contexte riche?
François Goulet L’utilisation du TCS dans l’évaluation de l’efficacité d’un programme de remédiation chez des médecins avec des problèmes de compétence clinique
2005-2006 James Chan Use of Computer Enhanced Running Video Feedback to Facilitate OSCE Training: the vOSCE
Kelly Dore Evaluation of a Web-Based Instrument to Measure Non-Cognitive Abilities of Medical School Applicants
2004-2005 Joan Sargeant Exploring Family Physicians’ Responses to Multi-Source Feedback Assessment
Bernard Charlin Measurement of Perception and Interpretation Skills Along Radiology Training: Validity and Reliability of the Script Concordance Approach
Cathy Evans Agreement Between Students and Clinical Instructors Regarding Competencies During Clinical Internships
2003-2004 Shipra Ginsburg Before the White Coat: Professionalism in the Pre-clerkship
André Jacques Détermination du nombre optimal de dossiers de patients pour évaluer la compétence de médecin en pratique
Kim Blake The Reliability and Validity of a Structured Communication Adolescent Guide (SCAG-II)
Ming-Ka Chang A Comparison of the Handheld Computer with Paper as a Means of Enhanced Data Collection for the Clinical Assessment of Medical Students
Geoffrey Norman The Value of Basic Science in Clinical Diagnosis
2002-2003 Karen Finlay Development of a Standardized Assessment Tool for Radiology Residency
Shipra Ginsburg Through Evaluators’ Eyes: Attending Physicians’ Perceptions of Professionalism in Medical Students
Bernard Charlin Influence of Panel Member Background Characteristics on Aggregate Scoring in an SC-Test
Kevin Eva Can the Strength of Candidates be Discriminated Based on Ability to Circumvent the Biasing Effect of Prose?
Karen Finlay In-Training Evaluation using Computerized Clinical Work Sampling Strategies in Radiology and Anaesthesiology Residency
Claude Cyr L’évaluation de l’aptitude à l’apprentissage de la médecine pour la sélection des candidats au programme de médecine de l’Université de Sherbrooke
2001-2002 Yvonne Steinert Where Does Feedback Begin and End? A Comparison of Teachers’ and Students’ Perceptions
Shipra Ginsburg Evaluating Professionalism Through Examination of Behavior II: Understanding Conflict Resolution in Medical Students
Brian Hodges Interprofessional Communication Skill: A Content, Concurrent and Construct Validity Study
François Goulet La fiabilité inter-juges dans le processus d’inspection professionnelle individuelle
2000-2001 Stephen Puchalski Development of an Assessment of Clinical Competence in Anesthesia Based on Cognitive Psychology
Martin Friedlich Clerkship Assessment of Minor Surgical Skills
Shipra Ginsburg Evaluating Professionalism Through the Examination of Behaviours
Susan Abbey Which is the Best Assessment of the Clinical Skills of Psychiatry Residents? – An Oral Examination or an OSCE?
Ruth Childs Developing an Adaptive Version of the MCCQE Part I Clinical Reasoning Section: A Feasibility Study
1999-2000 Matthew Morgan Do Web Accessible Evidence-Based Medicine Summaries Improve Internal Medicine Residents’ Clinical Competence?
Sylvain Coderre Comparison of Multiple-Choice, Extended Matching & Elimination-Type Questions
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Multi-year grants


Date Principal investigator Title
2009/10-2013 Kevin Eva Towards practice-based continuing protocols: Using test-enhanced learning, practice reflection, and commitment-to-change statements to enhance physician self-assessment and practice change
2008-2011 Nancy Dudek Quality In-training Evaluation Reports – Does Assessment Drive Faculty Performance?
2007-2010 Kelly Dore An Evaluation of the Reliability and Validity of the MMI and CMSENS during the CaRMS Evaluation Process
2006-2009 Jodi Herold Matching Trainees to Standardized Student Profiles: Investigation of a Scale-Free Approach to Evaluating Clinical Performance
2005-2008 Lynne Lohfeld A Multi-Center Trial of the Reliability, Validity and Utility of the EHCQ-2 (Ethics and Health Care Questionnaire, Version 2) to Evaluate Medical Students’ Ethical Sensitivity
Ravi Sidhu Determining the Utility of the mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise (mini-CEX) as a Summative Evaluation Tool of Clinical Competence: A Multi-Institutional Initiative
2004-2007 Bernadette Stringer Measurement for the New Professionalism: Developing, Validating and Piloting Measurement Instruments for Communication and Collaboration between Physicians and Nurses in Acute Hospitals
Geoffrey Norman A Multicenter, Randomized Controlled Trial of the Reliability, Validity and Acceptability of PDAs for Use in Clinical Assessment
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