The Wilson Centre generates high quality and innovative interdisciplinary education science to propel transformations in health professions education.
The Wilson Centre aims to offer these key values to our partners, publics, and members:
- High quality impactful education science through:
- Theory-driven expertise and knowledge creation that identifies educational problems and solutions in collaboration with health professions education (HPE) practitioners, learners, patients, and clinical partners. The Centre puts theory to work, particularly in complex issues that can be difficult to see and understand.
- Questions and perspectives that help HPE professionals and researchers reframe and reconsider assumptions about their work, opening new insights, processes, and innovative approaches in HPE. Our work aims to be bold and push boundaries.
- Strategic and practical assistance to HPE practitioners, institutions, and policy makers for transforming HPE.
- A substantial interdisciplinary PhD program in Health Professions Education Research at IHPME that creates leaders in emerging areas, fosters theoretical and methodological innovations, and contributes to the Centre’s long-term sustainability and community of practice.
- Innovative contributions to diversity, inclusion and equity in HPE research, with particular attention to supporting Indigenous Health Education Scholarship through processes of reconciliation.
- A collaborative research community including external networks that creates a nexus of highly diverse practical and intellectual standpoints, providing connection, challenge, support, and inspiration. We generate models of interdisciplinary research and intellectual fluidity, and ways to speak a common language across paradigms.
- Collaborative partnerships to share knowledge and expand boundaries of HPE. These relationships balance strategic feasibility with commitments to mutual reciprocity and wellbeing, respect and humility.
The Wilson Centre is a world leader in advancing the education and practice of health care professionals through research. We support the education-oriented research programs of eleven full time PhD scientists and many clinician-researchers, addressing topics ranging from the acquisition and evaluation of basic surgical skills to the development and understanding of communication and professionalism.
The scientists and clinician-researchers of the Wilson Centre are strongly dedicated to developing new researchers in this vital and growing field of study. The HPER program at IHPME in collaboration with the Wilson Centre, and the Wilson Centre Fellowship Program are designed to support these efforts.