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Invited Speaker Rounds: Thursday, Feb 18th @ 12-1PM

Speaker: Ryan Brydges
Title: Competency by what design? Results of a scoping study and realist synthesis on competency in bedside invasive procedures

Description: Dr. Brydges will report on a recent scoping review he completed on procedural skills training in internal medicine, the results of which raise questions about whether we should be treating competency as a blanket concept. Ryan raises the idea that rather than expecting everyone to be competent, it may be necessary to develop a system where there are streams of proceduralists and non-proceduralists. This thinking, of course, can be extended way beyond procedures.

Ryan is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto within the Department of Medicine, the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, and the Institute of Medical Science. He is also a Scientist and the Associate Director at The Wilson Centre, University Health Network and Senior Editor for Advances in Simulation, the official journal of the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM). He obtained his MSc and PhD degrees from the Institute of Medical Science. Ryan conducts research in three related domains: (i) understanding how to optimize the use of healthcare simulation (i.e., simulated patients) for training and assessment of healthcare professionals, (ii) clarifying how healthcare trainees and professionals manage (through self-regulation) their life-long learning, (iii) identifying the best practices in the training and assessment for bedside invasive medical procedures (e.g., lumbar puncture, central line insertion, thoracentesis). Through studies of self-regulation and simulation, Ryan aims to understand how training interventions translate into healthcare professionals’ behaviours and patient outcomes.

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