Office of Health & Medical Education Scholarship

better teachers, better learners, better physicians

OHMES Workshop

OHMES Seminar

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.

 

 

 

 

Training

A number of educational workshops, courses, and programs are available from OHMES, the University of Calgary, and external organizations.

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Consultations

OHMES offers expert assistance for health and medical education research project development from members of the Cumming School of Medicine.

Learn more about the service

Events

A number of health and medical education events are sponsored by OHMES each year.  Information is also available for external events.

See upcoming events

Funding

OHMES provides internal funding to conduct and present health and medical education research, as well as links to external funding opportunities

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