We have dedicated research and education staff that design and administer needs assessments questionnaires, conduct focus groups and literature reviews, analyze qualitative and quantitative data, develop reports and publications as well as evaluate program outcomes and technology based solutions. We have a depth of experience leading small and large research projects centered around physician engagement and their learning needs. These projects support improved physician knowledge uptake and innovation in the delivery of improved clinical care. We have experience leading the following research activities:

Program Outcome Evaluation

  • Technology Enabled Learning
  • Advisory Committee Formation
  • Conduct Focus Groups
  • Assessing Needs

CME is your partner of choice if you are seeking assistance with:

  • Searching for potential funding sources
  • Writing research grant proposals
  • Designing and implementing research methodologies
  • Developing needs assessment and/or evaluation instruments (i.e. surveys, interview scripts, focus groups, pre/post-tests, learning activity evaluation forms)
  • Outcomes evaluation (i.e. knowledge change,  behaviour change, patient outcomes)
  • Conducting needs assessments, literature reviews or environmental scans
  • Preparing Behavioural Ethics Applications
  • Managing educational research projects

‘Toward 2020’, the College of Medicine Strategic Research Plan (2013 – 2018), identifies the following areas of research interest:

  • Aboriginal Health
  • Health Service Delivery
  • Neurosciences
  • Each of the above areas as they relate to
    • Development and Aging
    • Medical Imaging
    • Mental Health

When developing research grant proposals and projects, CME will place an emphasis on these research areas in conjunction with their strategic directions of distributed medical education and information and communication technology.

CME is dedicated to optimizing the integration of continuing medical education research and its dissemination by:

  • Pursuing innovative evidence-based educational research in relevant CME/CPD areas.
  • Assessing perceived and unperceived continuing medical education needs.
  • Supporting the incorporation of emerging technologies to develop innovative and interactive formats and methods of CME delivery.
  • Enhancing outcomes-based evaluation related to knowledge, practice change, and patient outcomes.
  • Developing inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research alliances with public, private, non-profit sectors, and other CME/CPD providers to foster a team science approach.
  • Supporting knowledge translation related to College of Medicine research activities.
  • Publishing key findings in peer-reviewed journals and/or through presentations.

Research Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journals

Sargeant J, Borduas F, Sales A, Klein D, Lynn B, Stenerson H. CPD and KT: models used and opportunities for synergy. Journal of Continuing Education in Health Professions. 2011;31(3):167–171.

Dixon D, Takhar J, Macnab J, Eadie J, Lockyer J, Stenerson H., Francois J, Bell M, Monette C, Campbell C, Marlow B. Controlling quality in CME/CPD by measuring and illuminating bias. Journal of Continuing Education in Health Professions. 2011;31(2):109–116.

Oral Presentations

May 2016

Mittelholtz, D., Stenerson H. Lovo Grona S, Integrating the Reflect Rubric into Online Learning Personal Reflection Journals for Health Professionals studying the Role of the Practitioner in Indigenous Wellness. TLt Conference, Regina, SK

May 2017

Mittelholtz, D., Stenerson H. Lovo Grona S, Integrating the REFLECT Rubric Into Online Learning—Personal Reflection Journals for Health Professionals Studying the Online Course "The Role of the Practitioner in Indigenous Wellness". CAUCE Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Nov 2014 Fleet L, Stenerson H. Helping Physicians Maintain Health, Knowledge, & Skills as they Age and Transition to Retirement. AAMC Medical Education Conference. Chicago IL.
Oct 2014 Lovo Grona S, Mittelholtz D, Muller AJ, Stenerson H. Cultural Safety: A Patient-Centred Needs Assessment for Continuing Interprofessional Education. Safety & Health in Agricultural & Rural Populations: Global Perspectives. Saskatoon SK.
Sept 2014 Violato C, Davis P, Allan N. Reliability and validity for assessing the competence and practice readiness of international medical graduates. An International Association for Medical Education. Milan Italy.
April 2014 Stenerson H., Lovo Grona S., Bath B. The Role of Staged Learning Theory in Needs Assessment and Evaluation: Lessons Learned from a Continuing Interprofessional Education Conference. Canadian Conference on Medical Education, Ottawa ON.
April 2014 Fleet L, Stenerson H. Helping Physicians Maintain Health, Knowledge, & Skills as they Age and Transition to Retirement. AFMC Standing Committee on CPD, Ottawa ON.
Nov 2013 Lovo Grona S., Stenerson H., Bath B. Continuing Interprofessional Education Outreach for Rural and Remote Locations. Canadian Rural Health Research Strategy Conference. Prince George BC.
June 2013 Lovo Grona S., Stenerson H., Bath B. Building Community Outreach Continuing Interprofessional Education Capacity. Canadian Association of Continuing Health Education Conference, Vancouver BC.
April 2011 Lovo Grona S., Davis P., Wall P, Stenerson H. The Evaluation of an Interprofessionally Planned and Implemented Continuing Education Conference, Canadian Association of Continuing Health Education Conference, Banff AB
April 2010 Davis P., Grimshaw J. Evidence, Advice, Recommendations: Delivering Value for Money in Health Care for Canadians. CADTH 2010 Symposium. Halifax NS.

Workshops

Jan 2013 Fleet L, Stenerson H. Research and Development in Continuing Health Education: How To Build Capacity With The Resources You Have. Alliance for Continuing Health Education. San Francisco CA.
May 2012 Bean B. Best Practices in Quality Feedback. Continuing Medical Education Congress.  Toronto ON.
Sept 2011 Bean B. Best Practices in Quality Feedback. CPD in the City – A forum for CPD Managers. Ottawa ON.
April 2010 Fleet L, Stenerson H. Research and Development in Continuing Health Education (CHE): How To Build Capacity With The Resources You Have. Canadian Association of Continuing Health Education Conference, St. John’s NL

Posters

April 2015 Lovo Grona S, Mittelholtz D, Muller AJ, Stenerson H. Cultural Safety: A Patient-Centred Needs Assessment for Continuing Education. Canadian Conference on Medical Education. Vancouver BC.
June 2014 Lovo Grona S., Stenerson H., Bath B. Building Community Outreach Continuing Interprofessional Education Capacity. Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region Showcase, Regina SK.

Fleet L, Stenerson H., Simmons K. Helping Physicians Maintain Health, Knowledge, & Skills as they Age and Transition to Retirement. Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region Showcase, Regina SK.
June 2014
April 2014  Fleet L, Stenerson H., Simmons K. Helping Physicians Maintain Health, Knowledge, & Skills as they Age and Transition to Retirement. Canadian Conference on Medical Education, Ottawa ON.
Oct 2013 Lovo Grona S., Stenerson H., Bath B. Building community Outreach Continuing Interprofessional Education Capacity. Saskatchewan Academic Health Sciences Network, Saskatoon SK.
June 2013 Lovo Grona S., Stenerson H., Bath B. A Template for Planning Continuing  Interprofessional Education (CIPE) Events. Collaboration Across Borders, Vancouver BC.
May 2010 Davis P., Allan N., Porter B. Clinical Evaluation of Internationally Trained Physicians in Saskatchewan (2006-2009). Canadian Conference on Medical Education, St. John’s NL.

International Medical Graduate Webinars

Feb 2013 Davis P. Physician Supervision: Tools for the Real World – Part II (360 Feedback)
 Feb 2013 Bourgeois-Law G, Davis P. Assessment, Feedback & Evaluation of Your International Medical Graduates – Practical Tools for the Real World Part II
Feb 2012 Bourgeois-Law G, Davis P. Assessment, Feedback & Evaluation of Your International Medical Graduates – Practical Tools for the Real World Part I


Current Research Studies

Grant Funded

2014 Continuing Interprofessional Cultural Safety Education for Distributed Health Care Teams 
Principal Investigator: Dr. A. J. Muller
Co-Investigators: S. Lovo Grona, D. Mittelholtz, H. Stenerson
Funder: Canadian Medical Protective Association
2015 Helping Physicians Maintain Health, Knowledge and Skills as they Age: Recognition and Elimination of the Stigma Associated with Aging
Principal Investigators: Dr. A. J. Muller, L. Fleet (Memorial University)
Co-Investigator: H. Stenerson
Funder: Canadian Medical Federation

Government Funded

2015 Addressing Challenges and Promoting Success for Non-Licensed International Medical Graduates in Saskatchewan
Principal Investigator: Dr. A. J. Muller
Co-Investigator: D. Paydli, H. Stenerson
2012-14 Evaluating the Online Orientation of International Medical Graduates

Completed Research Studies

Grant Funded

2013 Helping Physicians Maintain Wellness, Knowledge and Skills as they Age and Transition to Retirement
Co-Principal Investigators: L. Fleet, H. Stenerson
Funders: Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association, Saskatchewan Medical Association
2012 Building Community-Outreach Continuing Interprofessional Education Capacity 
Principal Investigator: Dr. P. M. Davis
Co-Investigators: S. Lovo Grona, H. Stenerson
Funders: Interprofessional Health Collaborative of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine
2012 A Comparison of Outreach Education Modalities in Rural and Regional Saskatchewan Physicians 
Principal Investigator: Dr. P. M. Davis
Co-Investigators: D. Mittelholtz, H. Stenerson
Funder: Committee on Rural and Regional Practice, Saskatchewan Medical Association
2010 The Evaluation of an Interprofessionally Planned and Implemented Continuing Education Conference
Principal Investigator: Dr. P. M. Davis
Co-Investigators: S. Lovo Grona, P. Wall, H. Stenerson
Funder: Interprofessional Health Collaborative of Saskatchewan
2010 The Impact of Faculty Interventions on Faculty Development 
Principal Investigator: Dr. K. Premkumar
Co-Investigator: H. Stenerson
Funder: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Faculty Development Grant

Government Funded

2010 Evaluating the Faculty Development Series for Assessors and Preceptors of International Medical Graduates
2010 Determining the Orientation Needs of International Medical Graduates
2007-11 The Evaluation of the IMG Orientation Program

Internally Funded

2011 Can Attendance at a Continuing Professional Development Conference Change Pharmacotherapeutic Practice Behaviours?
2010-12 Continuing Interprofessional Education: Who is the Audience?
2007-12 Revalidation Impact Study

Pending Grant Applications

2015 Self-Directed Learning in Continuing Professional Development: A Scoping Review to Explore the Representation of CanMEDS Competencies in the Canadian Context
Co-Principal Investigators: Karen M. Smith, Simon Kitto
Investigators: Danielle N. Naumann, Joan Sargeant, Francesca Luconi, Robert Parson, Colin Mascaro, Ivan Silver, Heather Stenerson, Elaine Chow Baker
Funder: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada