Dr. Walter Tavares is a Scientist and Assistant Professor in Health Professions and Practice in the Department of Health and Society, the Wilson Centre for Health Professions Education Research and the Department of Medicine. He is also a Paramedic, and Scientist with York Region Paramedic and Senior Services. He holds a PhD in Health Research Methodology from McMaster University in the Department of Biostatistics and Clinical Epidemiology where he developed expertise as a mixed methods researcher. During his PhD training, he also completed an Education Research Fellowship at the Wilson Centre. His program of research focuses on two broad domains. One is health professions education, including assessment and continuing professional development. The other includes community health care and social services mainly by advancing paramedicine science, policy and practice, and its role in the healthcare system. Walter is an experienced clinician, educator, researcher and leader, having worked closely with several health professions, specialties, and collaborative healthcare and health system networks. His work has led to numerous innovations and invitations to contribute across health professions locally, nationally and internationally.
The Wilson Centre generates high quality and innovative interdisciplinary education science to propel transformations in health professions education.