Vijay Daniels

Name: Vijay Daniels, MD, MHPE, FRCPC

Department: Medicine


FEC tenure track

CAC (Clinical Academic Colleague) track







Percentage of job description spent in education related activities: 60%

Brief Biography related to Education:

I am  an associate professor (as of July 2015) and clinician-educator in the Division of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine. After graduating from the University of Manitoba medical school, I completed his core Internal Medicine residency and General Internal Medicine subspecialty training at the University of Alberta. I have  been on faculty in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alberta since 2009. I also completed the Master of Health Professions Education program at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2013.

I  spend 40% of my  time in clinical medicine, all of which are in educational venues such as inpatient wards, consults, and outpatient urgent clinics. I am a well-recognized teacher and mentor both at the bedside and in the classroom with over a dozen awards for teaching excellence since 2009.

The majority of my academic portfolio is dedicated to the educational mandate of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta. I spend 60% of my  time on educational activities split between non-clinical teaching (curriculum and assessment design, large and small group instruction, peer review of teaching), educational administration (associate program director for Internal Medicine residency program), and educational scholarship.

I  currently run the physical examination course for the first and second year medical students. This  focuses on an evidence-based, rational approach to the physical exam. I also run the Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) for the Internal Medicine Residency Program and recently took over as Associate Program Director for Assessment of the residency program. My  first focus for the residency program is improving and innovating an already outstanding program of assessment and readying it for competency-based medical education.

My  research program currently focuses on optimizing assessment methods in medical education. I have  published and presented several abstracts on ways to improve assessment methods such as MCQ exams and OSCEs. My current main research project is on revamping the In-training Evaluation Report to improve its validity and utility for formative feedback.