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MERIT Rounds

  • MERIT Rounds
  • MERIT Think Tank

MERIT Rounds are the third Tuesday of every month in the David Braley Health Sciences Centre from 4:30 to 6:00pm.

The Rounds profile emerging topics of interest and controversy in health professions education. Using a facilitated, interactive format, local and international presenters share ideas for discussion and debate.

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MERIT thinkTank is an education research consultation service.

The thinkTank is held the first Tuesday of every month in the David Braley Health Sciences Centre, from 12:00 to 1:30pm.


Education scholars working on a project or research design can request a consult. All MERIT Scientists attend, bringing diverse perspectives that include: cognitive psychology, social sciences, kinesiology, qualitative and quantitative methodologies, psychometrics, and more.

Each consultation is 45 minutes long. A 15 minute presentation by the principle investigator, is followed by a 30 minute facilitated discussion between the MERIT scientists and the PI. Two consultations are scheduled each month.

This session is open to all members of the Faculty of Health Sciences community. You do not need to present in order to attend. Perhaps, one of the consultations will relate to a project you are working on.

To apply to the thinkTank, please send a 250 to 500 word abstract detailing the background and problem statement you are addressing. You do not need to include a methodology. However, if you have a draft methodology you are welcome to include it.

Please send your contact information and abstract to:

Priority for thinkTank consultations is given to FHS faculty. Trainees may apply, but they must have a sponsoring faculty member who serves as the senior investigator.

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