Medical Education (ME) Work Group
This Work Group was born in 2016 with the aim to promote the development of the medical education field of inquiry among family physicians and other researchers in primary care.

This Work Group is dedicated to contributing to achieving the following goals and activities:

  • To unite med ed scholars in the NAPCRG community and foster scholarship in educational research
  • To support the implementation of educational innovations at all levels in family medicine
  • To undertake knowledge translation activities aimed to strengthen the visibility of this field of inquiry among educational stakeholders


U.S. Co-chair: Rosellen Roche, MD, PhD
Canada Co-chair: Roland Grad, MD, MSc, CCFP, FCFP


49th NAPCRG Annual Meeting:

  1. Grierson, Lawrence; Vanstone, Meredity; Grad, Roland; Archibald, Douglas. Setting a Strategy for Medical Education Research in Family Medicine

48th NAPCRG Annual Meeting:

  1. Grad RM, Kaczorowski J, Pluye P et al. Does spaced education improve clinical knowledge among Family Medicine residents? A cluster randomized controlled trial.
  2. El Sherif R, Grad RM, Pluye P. How the ‘entourage’ uses online information to support parents in their social circle: A mixed methods research study.
  3. Shaughnessy AF, Duggan AP. Identifying Intellectual Humility and Stimulating Curiosity in Family Medicine Physicians
    Shaughnessy AF, Duggan AP. Alexa: “Can You Be My Family Medicine Doctor?” Communication and the Future of Family Medicine in the Coming Techno-World
  1. Grad RM, Kaczorowski J, Archibald D et al. Does spaced education improve clinical knowledge among Family Medicine residents? A cluster randomized controlled trial. Advances in Health Sciences Education, accepted
  2. Farrell B, Grad RM et al. Deprescribing guidelines: value of an interactive mobile application. PRiMER—Peer-Reviewed Reports in Medical Education Research, 2020;4:26.
  3. Grad RM, Ebell M. Top POEMs of 2019 Consistent with the Choosing Wisely Campaign. American Family Physician, 2020: 102(11):673-678.
  4. Ebell M, Grad RM. Top 20 Research Studies of 2019 for Primary Care Physicians. American Family Physician 2020:101(10);608-617
  5. Granikov V, Grad RM et al. The information Assessment Method: Over 15 years of research evaluating the value of health information. Education for Information 2020:36;7-18.
  6. Gonzalez Reyes A, Schuster T, Grad RM, Pluye P.Will this Benefit my Patients? Expected Benefits of Information from a Continuing Medical Education Program May Lead to Higher Participation Rates by Family Physicians. Education for Information 2020:36:51-58
  7. Kluchnyk M, Grad RM, Pluye P, Thomas A. Using spaced education to deliver clinical information to medical residents: A mixed methods study. Education for Information 2020:36:29-50 10.3233/EFI-190339
  8. Shaughnessy AF, Slawson DC, Duggan AP. Alexa: “Can You Be My Family Medicine Doctor?” The Future of Family Medicine in the Coming Techno-World. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine 2020 (in press).

Recommended Reading:

  1. Rodriguez C, Bartlett G, Boillat M, Dove M, Grad R et al. Manifesto for Family Medicine Educational Research. Canadian Family Physician 2015;61 (9):745-747
  2. Grierson, L., & Vanstone, M. (2020). The rich potential for education research in family medicine and general practice. Advances in Health Sciences Education. doi:10.1007/s10459-020-09994-7


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