Teresa Man-Yee Chan

Teresa Man-Yee Chan
McMaster University | McMaster · Division of Emergency Medicine

HBSc, BEd, MD, FRCPC, MHPE, DRCPSC

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Introduction
I am an associate professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine within the Department of Medicine, McMaster University. My education research and scholarly innovation focus on what it means to be an emergency physician in the 21st century. Currently, I am engaged in projects around quality assessment of online educational resources, clinical decision-making in multi-patient environments, and continuing education.
Additional affiliations
July 2019 - present
McMaster University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
July 2014 - June 2019
McMaster University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
July 2013 - June 2014
McMaster University
Position
  • Clinical Scholar
Education
July 2012 - June 2016
University of Illinois at Chicago
Field of study
  • Health Professions Education
July 2008 - June 2013
McMaster University
Field of study
  • Emergency Medicine
September 2004 - May 2008
The University of Western Ontario
Field of study
  • Medicine

Publications

Publications (369)
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Objectives: The objective was to determine the causes of and mitigating factors for conflict between emergency physicians and other colleagues during consultations. Methods: From March to September 2010, a total of 61 physicians (31 residents and 30 attendings from emergency medicine [EM], internal medicine, and general surgery) were interviewed...
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Problem: As patient volumes increase, it is becoming increasingly important to find novel ways to teach junior medical learners about the intricacies of managing multiple patients simultaneously, as well as about working in a resource-limited environment. Approach: Serious games (i.e., games not intended purely for fun) are a teaching modality t...
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Background In 2018, Canadian postgraduate emergency medicine (EM) programs began implementing a competency-based medical education (CBME) assessment program. Studies evaluating these programs have focused on broad outcomes using data from national bodies and lack data to support program-specific improvement. Objective We evaluated the implementati...
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The 'Medical Education in Cases' Volume 5 is the last and final volume of this popular case series. These case books put difficult medical education cases under a microscope. We post challenging hypothetical dilemmas, moderate discussions on potential approaches, and recruit medical education experts to provide their insights. For further insight a...
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Purpose: Physicians are often asked to integrate clinical decision rules (CDRs) with their own cognitive processes to reach a diagnosis. Clinicians, researchers, and educators must understand these cognitive processes in order to evaluate and improve the diagnostic process. The authors sought to explore emergency physicians' diagnostic processes a...
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Introduction Consensus group methods such as the Nominal Group Technique (NGT) and Delphi method are commonly used in research to elicit and synthesize expert opinions when evidence is lacking. Traditionally, the NGT involves a face-to-face interaction. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many in-person meetings have moved to online settings. It...
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Introduction: Emergency medicine (EM) practitioners must be proficient at caring for patients of all ages, including pediatric patients. Traditionally, EM trainees learn pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) through block rotations. This is problematic due to the seasonal nature of pediatric diseases and infrequent critical events. Spaced repetition...
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Purpose: These authors sought to define the new roles and competencies required of administrative staff and faculty in the age of CBME. Method: A modified Delphi process was used to define the new CBME roles and competencies needed by faculty and administrative staff. We invited international experts in CBME (volunteers from the ICBME Collaborat...
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Introduction As the field of medical education evolves, there is a need to increase the quality of education scholarship and develop a cadre of research scholars; however, clinician educators (CEs) considering this career transition have limited formal training in education research methodology to heed this call. Therefore, a program that provides...
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Background: Funding for educational innovations is increasingly scarce in academic medicine. While there is some funding for medical education research, this is often for discovery or application work, and there are few avenues for those with a heavy innovation focus to fund early work. Objective of the innovation: The objective was to develop a...
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Introduction: Clinical faculty may have limited knowledge of education theories and best practices in health professions education. Many faculty development programs focus on passive learning with limited application to practice. There is a need for more active engagement for early career educators. Methods: We created an apprenticeship-based el...
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Background The pandemic has upended much clinical care, irrevocably changing our health systems and thrusting emergency physicians into a time of great uncertainty and change. This study is a follow-up to a survey that examined the early pandemic experience among Canadian emergency physicians and aimed to qualitatively describe the experiences of t...
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Purpose: Despite the importance of patient flow to emergency department (ED) management, there is a need to strengthen and expand training in flow strategies for practicing ED staff. To date, there has been limited academic inquiry into the skills and training that ED staff require to improve patient flow. As part of a quality improvement initiati...
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Background The Standardized Letter of Evaluation (SLOE) stratifies the assessment of emergency medicine (EM) bound medical applicants. However, bias in SLOE, particularly regarding race and ethnicity, is an underexplored area. Objective This study aims to assess whether underrepresented in medicine (UIM) and non-UIM applicants are rated differentl...
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Background: Free open-access medical education (FOAM) resources have become highly utilized resources in emergency medicine education. However, FOAM content often lacks the traditional peer review process, leaving quality assessment to the readers. In this systematic online academic resource (SOAR) review, we apply a systematic methodology to asse...
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Background: The CanMEDS physician competency framework will be updated in 2025. The revision occurs during a time of disruption and transformation to society, healthcare, and medical education caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and growing acknowledgement of the impacts of colonialism, systemic discrimination, climate change, and emerging technologies...
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Social Media (SoMe) has impacted every field of health especially with evidence-based medicine. SoMe has made the growth and the spread of scientific knowledge easy, accessible, and fast. While conventional ways of knowledge translation may take months or even years to disseminate, SoMe reduces the time as well as provides credibility for trusted s...
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Background: Free open-access medical education (FOAM) is a growing resource within the field of medicine, in particular, emergency medicine. Yet despite FOAM's contribution to advancing medical education, the precise value of FOAM has never been calculated. As a result, content creators have not been acknowledged, either financially or academicall...
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Background COVID-19 has had a tremendous impact on medical education. Due to concerns of the virus spreading through gatherings of health professionals, in-person conferences and rounds were largely cancelled. The purpose of this study is the evaluate the implementation of an online educational curriculum by a major Canadian orthopaedic surgery res...
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Infographics are a valuable tool for increasing knowledge translation and dissemination. They can be used to simplify complex topics and supplement the written text of a study. This Educator's Blueprint paper will provide 10 strategies for creating high‐quality infographics. These strategies include selecting appropriate content, defining the targe...
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Background: Competency based medical education (CBME) relies on supervisor narrative comments contained within entrustable professional activities (EPA) for programmatic assessment, but the quality of these supervisor comments is unassessed. There is validity evidence supporting the QuAL (Quality of Assessment for Learning) score for rating the us...
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Purpose: Healthcare leadership within academic health centres is increasingly complex. To handle this increasing complexity, we need models to support emerging and practicing leaders within health systems. Method: Through stakeholder consultation this conceptual review sought to examine leadership constructs and how they intersect with current lead...
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In 2020 the Medical Council of Canada created a task force to make recommendations on the modernization of its practices for granting licensure to medical trainees. This task force solicited papers on this topic from subject matter experts. As outlined within this Concept Paper, our proposal would shift licensure away from the traditional focus on...
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Introduction: The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic disrupted the current practices for teaching and learning in medical and health professions education, creating challenges and opportunities for rapid transition. The authors describe how McMaster University's Program for Faculty Development (MacPFD) responded to this disruption by engaging in a...
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Objective Emergency Medicine (EM) Sim Cases was initially developed in 2015 as a free open-access simulation resource. To ensure the future of EM Sim Cases remains relevant and up to date, we performed a needs assessment to better define our audience and facilitate long-term goals. Methods We delivered a survey using a modified massive-online-needs...
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Program evaluation is an “essential responsibility” but is often not seen as a scholarly pursuit. While Boyer expanded what qualifies as educational scholarship, many still need to engage in processes that are rigorous and of a requisite academic standard to be labelled as scholarly. Many medical educators may feel that scholarly program evaluation...
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BACKGROUND Free, open access meducation (FOAM) refers to open access, online learning resources in medicine. It includes all formats of digital products including blogs and podcasts. The number of FOAM sites in emergency medicine and critical care increased dramatically from 2002 to 2013, and physicians began to rely on the availability of these re...
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Background Free open-access meducation (FOAM) refers to open-access, web-based learning resources in medicine. It includes all formats of digital products, including blogs and podcasts. The number of FOAM blog and podcast sites in emergency medicine and critical care increased dramatically from 2002 to 2013, and physicians began to rely on the avai...
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Medical education researchers are often subject to challenges that include lack of funding, collaborators, study subjects, and departmental support. The construct of a research lab provides a framework that can be employed to overcome these challenges and effectively support the work of medical education researchers; however, labs are relatively un...
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Purpose: Postgraduate medical education in Canada has quickly transformed to a competency-based model featuring new entrustable professional activities (EPAs) and associated milestones. It remains unclear, however, how these milestones are distributed between the central medical expert role and 6 intrinsic roles of the larger CanMEDS competency fr...
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Background: Canadian specialist residency training programs are implementing a form of competency-based medical education (CBME) that requires the assessment of entrustable professional activities (EPAs). Dashboards could be used to track the completion of EPAs to support program evaluation. Methods: Using a design-based research process, we ident...
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Promotion and tenure (P&T) letters are a key component of the academic advancement portfolio. Despite their importance, many faculty are not trained to write these letters and there is limited literature describing the approach and key components. This paper reviews the role of P&T letters and provides general guidelines for writers. We present a s...
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Background The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for reliable information, especially around vaccines. Vaccine hesitancy is a growing concern and a great threat to broader public health. The prevalence of social media within our daily lives emphasizes the importance of accurately analyzing how health information is being disseminated to th...
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BACKGROUND The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for reliable information, especially, around vaccines. Vaccine hesitancy is a growing concern and a great threat to broader public health. The prevalence of social media within our daily lives emphasizes the importance of accurately analyzing how health information is being disseminated to t...
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Introduction Faculty development is often deployed by central medical schools, with little guidance from end-users. How and what faculty members can use to improve their performance requires a deeper understanding from this user group. This study aims to explore how faculty perceive learners' feedback about their performance as educators. Methods T...
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Introduction Digitalizing workplace-based assessments (WBA) holds the potential for facilitating feedback and performance review, wherein we can easily record, store, and analyze data in real time. When digitizing assessment systems, however, it is unclear what is gained and lost in the message as a result of the change in medium. This study evalua...
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Introduction The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic disrupted traditional in-person learning models. Free Open Access Medical (FOAM) education resources naturally filled this void, so we evaluated how medical blog and podcast utilization changed during the early months of the pandemic. Methods Academic medical podcast and blog producers w...
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Objectives: The Standardized Letter of Evaluation (SLOE) is a vital portion of any medical student's emergency medicine (EM) residency application. Prior literature suggests gender bias in EM SLOE comparative ranking, but there is limited understanding of the impact of gender on other SLOE components. The study objective was to evaluate the presen...
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Study objective The use of social media by health professionals is widespread. However, there is a lack of training to support the effective use of these novel platforms that account for the nuances of an effective health and research communication. We sought to identify the competencies needed by health care professionals to develop an effective s...
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Leadership education in medicine is evolving to better meet the challenges of health care complexity, interprofessional practice, and threats from viruses and budget cuts alike. In this commentary, the authors build upon the findings of a scoping review by Matsas and colleagues, published in the same issue, and ask us to imagine what a learning eco...
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This is a joint project between the McMaster Education Research, Innovation, and Theory (MERIT) unit, McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences Program for Faculty Development, and the McMaster Masters in Health Sciences Education program. This e-book has been published via McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Office of Continuing Professio...
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This is the fourth volume of the popular series: Education Theory Made Practical which has been brought to you as a joint effort between the Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM) Faculty Incubator program and the International Clinician Educator Blog. This project is made possible in part with funding from the Government of Ontario and throu...
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This is the fifth volume of the popular ALiEM Faculty Incubator - International Clinician Educator Blog joint project: Education Theory Made Practical, Volume 5. This project is made possible in part with funding by the Government of Ontario and through eCampusOntario’s support of the Virtual Learning Strategy. To learn more about the Virtual Lear...
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The Big Ideas Soapbox at Family Medicine Forum (FMF), formerly known as the Dangerous Ideas Soapbox, showcases ideas that could make a difference to clinical practice, faculty development, postgraduate or undergraduate education, patient care and outcomes, or health policy. This session offers a platform for innovators to share fresh ideas, innovat...
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Objectives: A previous survey of Canadian emergency medicine (EM) physicians during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic documented less than 20% experienced high levels of burnout. This study examined the experience of a similar group of physicians during the second pandemic wave. We reported the associations between burnout and physician age,...
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Objectives Gender inequities are deeply rooted in our society and have significant negative consequences. Female physicians experience numerous gender-related inequities (e.g., microaggressions, harassment, violence). These inequities have far-reaching consequences on health, well-being and career longevity and may result in the devaluing of variou...
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Background The journal club is a ubiquitous and time-honored tradition within medical education. However, in recent years, open educational resources (OERs) have become increasingly influential in how physicians interact with the medical literature across multiple specialties. The authors sought to explore how emergency medicine resident physicians...
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Background: As technology advances, the gap between learning and doing continues to close-especially for frontline academic faculty and clinician educators. For busy clinician faculty members, it can be difficult to find time to engage in skills and professional development. Competing interests between clinical care and various forms of academic w...
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Continuing professional development has changed drastically in the era after the COVID-19 pandemic. In-person conferences are now a distant memory, but staying current and relevant (especially in interdisciplinary fields such as psychonephrology) continue to be very important. This chapter seeks to provide readers with an overview of how a communit...
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Rationale Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many hospitals have reduced in-hospital visitation. In these situations, virtual communication tools have helped maintain interaction between parties. The Frontline Connect program was designed to address communication and patient care challenges by providing data-enabled devices to clinical s...
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We live in a world where "just-in-time" (JiT) methodologies are increasingly used. Continuing professional development (CPD), including faculty development, has the opportunity to leverage online technologies in a JiT format to further support learner engagement and program sustainability. In this article, the authors propose a model that can serve...
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Background The health professions education (HPE) landscape has shifted substantively with increasing professionalization of research and scholarship. Clinician educators seeking to become competitive in this domain often pursue fellowships and masters degrees in HPE, but there are few resources for the continuing professional development (CPD) of...
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Background: Social media is changing the modern academic landscape; this study sought to explore how organizational structures support or inhibit the harnessing of social media use in academic contexts and knowledge translation. Methods: A qualitative study was conducted using framework analysis based on the Bolman and Deal’s Four-Frame Model—stru...
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Aim: Scholarly communities increasingly interact using social media (SoMe). This study investigated curricular expectations of expert and frontline SoMe users, with the goal of identifying differences that might inform the development of a curriculum designed to teach clinicians and researchers the effective use of SoMe.Methods: From May 15 to Augu...
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Background Free open access medical education (FOAM) has become an integral resource for medical school and residency education. However, questions of quality and inconsistent coverage of core topics remain. In this second entry of the SAEM Systematic Online Academic Resource (SOAR) series, we describe the application of a systematic methodology to...
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La serie Teoría Educativa hecha Práctica tiene por objeto hacer que los fundamentos teóricos de la psicología educativa adquieran vida para el profesorado de profesionales de la salud, que deseen usar la teoría para informar su enseñanza en la clínica y el salón de clases. Originalmente escrito como un proyecto conjunto del blog Educador Clínico In...
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Introduction Many academic health centres and universities have implemented leadership development programmes; however, their potential impact in different contexts in healthcare remains unknown. We assessed the impact of an academic leadership development programme on the self-reported leadership activities of faculty leaders in their respective w...
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Primary Subject area Physician Wellness Background Physician burnout is a psychological phenomenon with serious and pervasive consequences on physicians’ mental health, patient safety, and quality of care. Burnout is multifactorial, originating from systemic issues, organizational culture and individual coping skills. Burnout is more common in res...
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Background: Social media is changing the modern academic landscape; this study sought to explore how organizational structures support or inhibit the harnessing of social media use in academic contexts and knowledge translation. Methods: A qualitative study was conducted using framework analysis based on the Bolman and Deal’s Four-Frame Model—struc...
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Introduction: As academia begins to incorporate modern communication technologies into its scholarly structures, there are both enablers and barriers which foster academics’ uptake of these innovations. Those who are early adopters of academic social media - whether it be for education, research-related networking, or knowledge translation - may th...
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Background Errors in reasoning are a common cause of diagnostic error. However, it is difficult to improve performance partly because providers receive little feedback on diagnostic performance. Examining means of providing consistent feedback and enabling continuous improvement may provide novel insights for diagnostic performance. Methods We dev...
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Background As medical education shifted to a virtual environment during the early coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, we evaluated how neurology podcasting may have been utilized during this period, and which features of podcasts have been more highly sought by a medical audience.Methods We conducted a retrospective analysis of neurology-...
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Problem: Physical distancing restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic led to the transition from in-person to online teaching for many medical educators. This report describes the Virtual Resus Room (VRR)-a free, novel, open access resource for running collaborative online simulations. Approach: The lead author created the VRR in May 2020 to gi...