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Presenter's Biography
Glenn Regehr, PhD

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Glenn Regehr, PhD

Glenn Regehr received his PhD in cognitive psychology from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 1993 and trained for one year as a research associate in medical education with Dr. Geoff Norman at McMaster University Medical Centre. He joined the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine as an assistant professor and researcher in August 1993. In June 1998, he was appointed as the first associate director of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine Wilson Centre for Research in Education at the University Health Network, and from October 2002 to June 2003, served as acting director of the unit.

Currently, as well as being the associate director of the Wilson Centre, Dr. Regehr is professor in the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery with cross appointments to the Faculty of Nursing and the Faculty of Education; scientist in the Toronto General Research Institute at the University Health Network; and he is the inaugural Richard and Elizabeth Currie Chair in Health Professions Education Research.

Dr. Regehr has researched and published in a variety of content domains relevant to health professional education including: the teaching and testing of technical skills in surgery; the refinement of tools for assessing clinical skills both in the OSCE and in the field; the development of new methodologies for studying self assessment ability; and the refinement of our understanding of professionalism as it relates to medical practice. He has co-authored over 100 publications in peer reviewed journals, over 150 peer reviewed and invited presentations at international scientific conferences, and over 50 successful peer reviewed research grants. In his teaching role, he has supervised over 50 master’s students, doctoral students, and post-doctoral fellows and taught graduate courses in cognitive psychology, research methodology, and measurement and statistical analysis.

Continuing Medical Education


The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals are awarded 0.10 continuing education units (CEUs) which are equal to 1.0 contact hours.