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Collaborative Questioning: From Quizzing to Exploring

April 26, 2023 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Southern Medical Program is pleased to host an engaging faculty development presentation for clinical faculty throughout the Interior Health region. UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Dr. Kiran Veerapen and Dr. Clarissa Wallace present Collaborative Questioning: From Quizzing to Exploring.

Learning Objectives:

  • Establish ‘educational safety’ by expressing clear intention and expectations (‘unclear is unkind’).
  • Adjust questioning methods to maximize learning in each session, changing the level to meet the ability of learners.
  • Troubleshoot tips for navigation of common pitfalls and obstacles when questioning.
  • Practice questioning dialogs which respect learners’ abilities and interests.

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Dr. Kiran Veerapen MD; FRCP (Edin); PhD (UVic)
Lead Faculty, Faculty Feedback & Support, Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME)
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

Dr. Veerapen trained in Rheumatology in the United Kingdom and practiced in Malaysia from 1986 to 2004. As a pioneer Rheumatologist in Malaysia, she led the field in early descriptive and epidemiological studies in the region. In 2004, she moved to British Columbia and has been involved in Medical Education since 2006. In 2008 she completed a Master’s degree in Medical Education through the University of Dundee and in 2012, she was awarded a PhD from the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program at the University of Victoria.

Previous to her current role as Lead Faculty for Faculty Feedback and Support in PGME, she was the Assistant Dean, Faculty Development for the Faculty of Medicine and the Director of Teacher Assessment for the Undergraduate Medical Education Program. She is committed to remaining responsive to emerging needs in undergraduate and postgraduate education in the Faculty of Medicine.

Dr. Clarissa Wallace MD, FRCPC
Project Lead, Faculty Development
Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

Dr. Wallace received her MD from Queens’ University in 1983 and is currently a Clinical Associate Professor for the Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine as well as a Staff Physician / Endocrinologist for the Royal Columbian Hospital. She did her residency training in Internal Medicine in Saskatoon and an Endocrinology Fellowship and Diabetes Research in Edmonton.

In addition to her Project Lead role within Faculty Development, she is the MEDD 412 course Co-Lead fand a student academic advisor for the Undergraduate Medical Education Program. Previous to these roles, she was the Assistant Dean for the Vancouver-Fraser Medical Program and a faculty member for the academic learning community at the Royal Columbian Hospital. Currently, her hobbies include learning and dog walking with amateur bird-watching.

Continuing Professional Development Credits:
The Division of Continuing Professional Development, University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Continuing Medical Education Accreditation Committee (CACME) to provide CPD credits for physicians. This activity is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by UBC CPD. You may claim a maximum of 1.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated). This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 1.5 Mainpro+® credits. Each physician should claim only those credits accrued through participation in the activity.

For more information, contact Lisa.Goodson@interiorhealth.ca.


April 26, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Additional Info

Registration/RSVP Required
Yes (see event description)
Event Type
Presentation, Talk/Lecture
Health, Personal and Professional Development, Student Learning, Teaching