IDEAS Office - Innovation Discovery Education And Scholarship

Plenary Speaker

Is Health Professions Education a Practice, a Discipline or a Field: Implications for the Production of Meaningful Scholarship

 Plenary Speaker

Glenn Regehr, PhD
Professor, Department of Surgery
Associate Director (Research), Centre for Health Education Scholarship
University of British Columbia


Glenn Regehr completed his PhD in cognitive science from McMaster University and joined the University of Toronto as a researcher in health professions education in 1993.

Over his career, Dr. Regehr has been involved in the development and leadership of three health professions education research units in Canada: The Wilson Centre (University of Toronto); The Academy for Innovation in Medical Education (University of Ottawa) and The Centre for Health Education Scholarship (University of British Columbia).

He has formally supervised and mentored over 100 students, fellows and junior faculty into the field of health professions education and co-authored over 200 peer reviewed papers on a range of topics including: OSCE measures, authentic clinical assessment, professionalism, professional identity formation, inter professional collaboration, self assessment, self regulation, and feedback.

In addition to over 20 awards for individual papers and presentations, his career awards include the NBME Hubbard Award (2007), the CAME Ian Hart Award for Distinguished Contribution to Medical Education (2013), and the inaugural Career Mentorship Award sponsored by the CAME Early Career Educator Group (2015).

In 2009, he joined the UBC Faculty of Medicine as the inaugural associate director (research) for the Centre for Health Education Scholarship, and since that time has been a professor in the Department of Surgery.