Faculty Members

Dr. Vijay Daniels

Associate Professor

Department of Medicine

Division of General Internal Medicine
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About Me

You can find out more about Dr. Daniels including accessing his CV at: www.drvijaydaniels.ca.

Dr. Daniels is an associate professor and clinician-educator in the Division of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine. After graduating from the University of Manitoba medical school, he completed his Core Internal Medicine residency and General Internal Medicine subspecialty training at the University of Alberta. He has been on faculty in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alberta since 2009. He has also completed the Master of Health Professions Education program at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2013.

Dr. Daniels spends 40% of his time in clinical medicine, all of which are in educational venues such as inpatient wards, consults, and outpatient urgent clinics. Dr. Daniels is a well-recognized teacher and mentor both at the bedside and in the classroom with over 20 awards for teaching excellence and mentorship since 2009.

The majority of his academic portfolio is dedicated to the educational mandate of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta. He spends 60% of his 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 of Assessment for Internal Medicine residency program, and Director of Clinical Assessment for the MD program), and educational scholarship.

He revamped the physical examination course for the first and second year medical students which focuses on an evidence-based, rational approach to the physical exam, and currently oversees clinical assessment in the MD program through OSCEs and workplace based assessment. He is also the Associate Program Director for Assessment of the residency program and in this role he was part of the core team that launched Competency-Based Medical Education in this program two-years ahead of most of the country. His overall focus has been on helping residents use all forms of assessment as assessment for learning, rather than the traditional assessment of learning.

Dr. Daniels’ research program currently focuses on optimizing assessment methods in medical education. He has published and presented several abstracts on ways to improve assessment with a focus on OSCEs and other performance assessment methods.


Research Keywords

Assessment, Internal Medicine, iPad, Medical Education, OSCE, OSCE, Assessment, Technology, iPads, Postgraduate Medical Education, Reliability, Validity