Dr. Vijay Daniels


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 a Professor of Medicine and Clinician-Educator in the Division of General Internal 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 including national recognition.

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, educational administration, and educational scholarship.

His current administrative portfolios as of July 2020 include Associate Chair, Education and Faculty Development for the Department of Medicine and Assistant Dean, Assessment for the MD Program. His research focuses on optimizing performance assessment methods (OSCEs and workplace based) in medical education, with a current focus on Competency-Based Medical Education and whether it can deliver what it promises.

Research Keywords

Assessment, Competency-Based Medical Education, Medical Education, OSCE, Reliability, Validity