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Dr. Shiphra Ginsburg

Biographical Sketch
University Appointments
Hospital Appointments
Clinical Activities
Educational Activities
Current Activities
Research Interests
Current Grant Support
Selected Publications
Chapters and Monographs
Research Laboratory

Biographical Sketch

Shiphra Ginsburg received her MDCM degree from McGill University in 1990 before completing postgraduate training at the University Toronto (Internal Medicine, 1994) and McMaster University (Respirology and Critical Care Medicine, 1995-96). She completed a Master's degree in Higher Education (specialization in the Health Professions) at OISE/UT in 1999. Dr. Ginsburg is currently an Associate Professor (Medicine) at the University of Toronto and is on staff at Mount Sinai Hospital. She is cross-appointed as a Scientist at the Wilson Centre for Research in Education. Her primary research program focuses on issues of understanding and evaluating professionalism in medical education. Other research interests include the evaluation of clinical competence, professional development, education scholarship, and qualitative methodology. Dr. Ginsburg has won several awards for her research, including the 2011 G. Malcolm Brown Lectureship (CIHR) and participates in professionalism initiatives at the local, national and international levels. Since 2009 she has served as Deputy Editor at the journal Medical Education, and is the current Kimball Scholar at the American Board of Internal Medicine.

University Appointments

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Respirology
Scientist, Wilson Centre for Research in Education
Associate Member, School of Graduate Studies

Hospital Appointments

Full time Active Staff, Mount Sinai Hospital
Associate Staff, UHN

Clinical Activities

General respirology ambulatory clinic
Attending on in-patient Internal Medicine service and on the Respirology in-patient and consult services

Educational Activities

Director, Clinician Educator Training Program; Department of Medicine
Director of Education Scholarship; Department of Medicine
Clinician-Educator/Researcher at the Wilson Centre for Research in Education
Academic Educator, Centre for Faculty Development

Current Local, Provincial, National and International Activities

Kimball Scholar, American Board of Internal Medicine
Co-Chair, AFMC Resource Group on Professionalism
Deputy Editor, Medical Education (Journal of the Association for the Study of Medical Education, UK).
Editorial Board Fellow, Academic Medicine (Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC)
Honorary Member, Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honour Society, New Jersey

Research Interests

Understanding and evaluating professionalism in medical education - major research program
Evaluating clinical competence
Professional development and socialization
Education research and scholarship
Qualitative research methods

Current Grant Support

2011 Jul - 2013 Jun
Principal Investigator. Towards a predictive model of residents' performance: Exploring a novel method for analyzing written comments on residents' ITERs. National Board of Medical Examiners.
Collaborators: Eva, Kevin; Regehr, Glenn. 91,000 USD. [Grants].

2011 Jul - 2012 Jul
Co-Principal Investigator. Fostering the Professionalism of Clinical Faculty: A Qualitative Needs Assessment in Internal Medicine. Education Development Fund. PI: McDonald-Blumer, Heather; Ginsburg, Shiphra.
Collaborators: Goguen, Jeannette. 15,200 CAD. [Grants].

2010 Jul - 2012 Jul
Co-Principal Investigator. Towards contextualized performance assessments: The importance and influence of environmental factors on perceptions of evaluation. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (The). Medical Education Research Grant. PI: Stroud L.
Collaborators: Bryden P, McIlroy J, McKnight D. 32,870 CAD. [Grants].

Selected Recent Publications

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Chapters and Monographs

Ch. 41: Evaluating Professionalism in Medical Education. For "A Practical Guide for Medical Teachers". Eds Dent & Harden (in press)

Assessment of Professionalism. For "International Best Practices for Evaluation in the Health Professions". B. Hodges and S. Ginsburg (in press) Using Reflection and Rhetoric to Understand Professional Behaviours. For "Measuring Professionalism in Medical Education". Stern DT, Arnold L, Ed's. Oxford University Press, January 2005

Section on Evaluating Professionalism, for the Clerkship Directors' Handbook

Research Laboratory

My research program focuses on understanding and evaluating professionalism in education. My lab space is at the Wilson Centre for Research in Education.