Office of Health & Medical Education Scholarship

better teachers, better learners, better care

Symposium

Health & Medical Education Scholarship Symposium

The eighth annual OHMES Symposium will showcase work in health and medical education research and innovation. We are excited to welcome Dr. Mahan Kulasegaram and Dr. Lara Varpio as the keynote speakers.

Registration is now open until 21 February 2022.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Registration & Preliminary Program

RESP Community of Scholars

RESP Community of Scholars Forum - February 25

The Resident Education Scholars Program is hosting a Community of Scholars Forum to provide an opportunity for residents enrolled in the program to present their research proposal and receive feedback from medical education scholarship experts. 

The schedule will consist of 5 minute presentations from the residents, followed by breakout groups to provide informal feedback.  We are calling on the OHMES community to share their expertise with our future scholars by participating in this event!

RESP Information

METRICS model

What is OHMES?

The Office of Health & Medical Education Scholarship (OHMES) was established in 2013, in response to the University's "Eyes High" vision to be a catalyst and enabler for educational scholarship in the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM).  OHMES focuses on the scholarship of teaching, an area of academic activity that is truly part of the scholarship expected of a member of the academic community.

Educational scholarship is "an umbrella term which can encompass both research and innovation in health professions education" (CAME definition).  The pursuit of educational scholarship is central to ensuring quality and capacity in educational programs and thereby in the health workforce as a whole. 

Rather than focusing exclusively on research, OHMES takes a holistic perspective on what counts as scholarship. The METRICS model was developed by OHMES (Ellaway and Topps 2017) as a way of representing the many intersecting approaches to inquiry that can be considered scholarly in
health and medical education.

To that end, OHMES offers a number of services and supports to faculty, students and staff of the CSM to pursue and achieve educational scholarship.

OHMES is funded through the office of the Senior Associate Dean Education, and is also a unit of the O'Brien Institute for Public Health.  Our members and volunteers work with other departments and units in the CSM, other UofC faculties, and scholarship units worldwide.

In its essence, OHMES is a community rather than solely a provider of services.  We look forward to continued and future collaborations with our partners, to promote a scholarship culture across disciplines.

 

 

OHMES Strategic Plan

Health & Medical Education Scholarship in Calgary

This document provides a history of health and medical education scholarship at the Faculty of Medicine, as well as a strategic plan (2019) for the Office of Health & Medical Education Scholarship.

OHMES Strategic Plan