QuILT Project

QuILT: Quality Improvement in Labour & Delivery Transfers and Consults QuILT brings family doctors, midwives, nurses, obstericians and other clinicians together with education researchers to tackle a common challenge: how to safely and respectfully complete transfers of care and consults on the labour and delivery unit. Using a powerful approach – institutional ethnography – to […]

TeaChR Project

TeaChR: Teaching Critical Reflection The TeaChR project builds off prior work that shows critical reflection could be a crucial capacity underlying the social roles of health professionals (e.g. advocacy, collaboration). The TeaChR project tests an approach to teaching critical reflection to learners in the health professions. This project will support health professions training programs in preparing health […]

Meridith Marks Award Winner

Dr. Stella Ng wins Meridith Marks New Educator Award The Award This award, named in honour of Dr. Meridith Marks, recognizes individuals in the first full time phase of their educational professional career who have made a significant contribution to medical education. Learn More about the Meridith Marks New Educator Award Here. — As an […]

SoMe for CF Project

SoMe for CF: Social Media as an Educational Tool for Adults with Cystic Fibrosis Led by Dr. Anju Anand, this innovative project connects adults with cystic fibrosis – who otherwise would not be able to come together given concerns for their immune systems – through Twitter.  Education and support are offered through this virtual community. […]

SEG-GM Project

SEG-GM: Structured Educational Goal-setting for in-patient Geriatric Medicine Led by Drs. Jillian Alston and Dov Gandell, this innovative project involves structuring the process by which residents set learning goals, and faculty help them achieve those goals, on the geriatrics clinical rotations at St. Michael’s Hospital and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Residents currently receive no training […]

AERO Scientists’ featured in Toronto Star

AERO Scientists’ (Hicks & Petrosoniak) simulation work featured in Toronto Star St. Mike’s hospital trauma surgeons are using battlefield techniques to treat victims of gun violence. Read the full article published by the Toronto Star.

SSHRC Connection Project

Fixing the Broken Links AERO received competitive funding from the SSHRC Connection Grants program. This “Fixing the Broken Links” project brings together clinician-educators and education scientists to tackle an age-old problem: Bridging practical and research-based knowledge to improve health professions education.  Stay tuned for exciting developments.

AERO’s first open house

As part of Research Month, AERO held an open house on Nov 15th 2018, showcasing: Dr. Jory Simpson and Emilia Kangasjarvi sharing the Patients as Teachers innovation and associated research The Centre for Faculty Development’s online supplements for education and the CACE Homecare Curriculum Jeffery Cheung’s research on how simulation can be used to help […]

AERO hires new coordinator

We are pleased to officially announce our AERO Coordinator. Ms. Farah Friesen joins us for 2 days per week to support AERO’s initiatives. Farah is a librarian with years of experience as a research coordinator at the Centre for Faculty Development. She recently had a paper accepted for publication in Academic Medicine entitled: What is this ‘impact’ we […]

Dr. Jory Simpson featured on CBC

Dr. Jory Simpson’s Patient as Teacher program featured on CBC. ‘You need heart and you need compassion’: Surgical patients teach medical students bedside manner. See the full feature published by CBC here.