Faculty Members

Dr. Darren Nichols

Associate Professor, Departments of Family Medicine & Emergency Medicine, Division of Community Engagement, Coordinator of the Integrated Community Clerkship (ICC)
Department of Family Medicine

About Me

Dr. Nichols is a serial graduate of the University of Alberta (1996 - BMSc, 2000 - MD, 2002 - CCFP, 2003 - CCFP Emergency Medicine).  His teaching practice is at the University of Alberta Hospital and Stollery Children's Hospital Emergency Departments. He is the Director of the U of A's Integrated Community Clerkship. Dr. Nichols' interest in socially accountable medical education took him to Nepal for 2012-2013 and currently he coordinates international faculty for the Fellowship in Emergency Medicine at the Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal.


Medical education: assessment of competence, workplace-based assessment and feedback, longitudinal integrated clerkships

Social accountability in medical education and health care delivery

International emergency medicine

Medical error

Trauma care

Research Keywords

, longitudinal integrated clerkship, competency-based education, faculty development, medical education, service learning; ethics; leadership; youth develo