If you are in need of emergency care, visit the Saskatoon Health Region for emergency departments and contacts.

Undergraduate program

Postgraduate programs

A full description of our program and CaRMS selection process, updated each fall, can be found on the CaRMS website within the Program Descriptions section.

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For more information on our departmental program policies, please refer to the links below. The U of S PGME policies can be found here! 

Remember to check back frequently, as program descriptions may be updated throughout the match. 

Full details about the CCFP-EM program at the University of Saskatchewan can be found here
The College of Family Physicians of Canada offers one year of specialty training in Emergency Medicine through its CFPC-EM Residency Training Program. Any physician earning a Certificate in Family Medicine (CFPC) is eligible to apply. Upon successful completion of the CFPC-EM residency program and satisfactory results on oral and written examinations, candidates are conferred with a Certificate of Special Competency in Emergency Medicine (CFPC-EM).

The program consists of three core training sites in the province, based in Regina, Saskatoon and Swift Current. Residents in all sites regularly connect via videoconferencing for Wednesday academic half days.

Our strengths are providing comprehensive clinical exposure to all areas of emergency medicine and dedicated emergency medicine educators.

Curriculum

Rotation Description

Duration

Location

Emergency Medicine

12 weeks

Royal University Hospital, City Hospital, or St. Paul’s Hospital – Saskatoon

Community Emergency Medicine

4 weeks

Victoria Hospital – Prince Albert or Battleford Union Hospital – North Battleford

Administrative Emergency Medicine

4 weeks

Regina General Hospital – Regina

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

6 weeks

Jim Pattison Children's Hospital – Saskatoon

Adult Intensive Care

6 weeks

Royal University Hospital
or St. Paul’s Hospital – Saskatoon

Coronary Care Unit

4 weeks

Royal University Hospital – Saskatoon

Orthopedic Surgery

2 weeks

Royal University Hospital – Saskatoon

Stroke Team

1 week

Royal University Hospital – Saskatoon

Ophthalmology

1 week

City Hospital – Saskatoon

Plastic Surgery

2 weeks

Royal University Hospital – Saskatoon

Anesthesia

4 weeks

All three Saskatoon sites

Trauma

4 weeks

Royal University Hospital – Saskatoon

Elective

2 weeks

Toxicology

Longitudinal

Resident Doctors of Saskatchewan (RDoS)

Resident Doctors of Saskatchewan is the official voice of resident doctors training in our province. Governed by an elected Board of Directors, we advocate for residency training and education in the province, and we are the official bargaining association for the resident collective agreement.

As a non-profit organization, our annual, audited financial statements are available for review by any active RDoS member. If you are interested in viewing these statements, please contact the RDoS office to make arrangements.

Resident doctors bring fresh ideas to the health care system based on their current training and front line experience. In most major hospitals, a resident is the first physician a patient encounters when seeking care and often the last face the patient sees on discharge. Resident Doctors of Saskatchewan members are post-graduate resident doctors training for certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) in one of their recognized specialty or sub-specialty programs.

Research

Research Day 2024 will be held in Swift Current on Wednesday, May 22.
Keynote speaker: Jennifer Thull-Freedman, MD, MSC
Keynote address: The Commitment to Comfort in Alberta EDs: How a small QI team made a provincial impact on children's pain with a shoestring budget

Research Workshop 2024
Tuesday, May 21 | 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Swift Current, SK
Topic: Quality Improvement Patient Safety (QIPS) Workshop: a primer for success in your QI project

If you have any questions or would like to request the virtual meeting link for the event, please contact:

Tracy Wilson
tracy.wilson@usask.ca
Deanna Snell
deanna.snell@usask.ca

Resident authors in the FRCPC EM program are in bold and italics
EM Physician authors at the University of Saskatchewan are in bold

(Only grants received during the past five years are listed below)

Grants:

2023

  • Woods R, Thoma B, Chan T, Spadafore M. 2023. Improving Trainee Assessment in Post-graduate Medical Education using Artificial Intelligence COMRAD $28,305
  • Ellis B, Adey K, Oyedokun S, Sothilingam N, Stempien J, Wilson T. 2023 Does an age modifier improve trauma triage criteria sensitivity in identifying older trauma patients? COMRAD $29,080
  • Bouchard B, Wilson T, Dennis B, Rossouw F. 2023 Phenobarbital versus benzodiazepines for alcohol withdrawal syndrome: a pilot multicentre, randomized controlled trial. COMRAD $29,921
  • Pavelich, A., Dell, C. (co-supervisor), McKenzie, H., Stempien, J. 2023. Accessing Emergency Services for Concerns Related to Mental Health and Substance Use: A Qualitative Study of Therapy Dog-Handler Teams’ and Patients’ Supportive Interactions. Mental Health Research Canada & Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation. $15,000
  • Stempien J, Tomie A, Wilson T, 30 Day Post Operative Emergency Department Utilization After Gynecological Surgery, University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine, 2023, Dean’s Summer Grant, $5,000
  • Stempien J, Formosa E, Wilson T, Community Paramedicine in a Regional Centre: Impact on Alcohol Use Disorder, University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine, 2023, Dean’s Summer Grant, $5,000
2022
  • Goodridge D, Kelvin A, Fenton M, Lawson J, Osgood N, Butcher S, Groot G, Oyedokun T. The Clinical Course and Lived Experience of Long COVID Patients Experiencing Dyspnea: A Prospective Cohort Study. (Co-Investigator) SHRF: $49,697.00
  • Oyedokun T, Nair R, Trivedi S, Moulton k, Mondal P, Stempien J, Optimizing Use of Next-day Ultrasound from the Emergency Department; A quality Improvement initiative, University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine, 2022 Dean's Summer Project $5,000.00

2021

  • Nair R, Optimizing Use of Next-day Ultrasound from the Emergency Department; A quality Improvement initiative. 2019 Dean's Summer Project (Principal Investigator): $5,000.00
  • Kelvin A, Goodridge D, Fenton M Lawson J, Osgood N, Butcher S, Groot G, Oyedokun T. Longitudinal clinical symptom and experience analysis of Long COVID cases in Saskatchewan using a triangulation, mixed method, study leveraging app- or web-based and focus group participation. Respiratory Research Center Team Building Grant. (Co- Investigator): $99,994.00
  • Abolhassani S, Fergusson J, Stempien J, Hepatitis B Immune Status of Healthcare Workers Presenting to The Emergency Department for Assessment After Blood or Body Fluid Exposure. 2021 Dean's Summer Project (Principal Investigator) $5,000.00
  • Batta R, Carey R, Wilson-Gerwing T, Oyedokun T, Stempien J. Equality of Care in emergency rooms. First Nations and Métis Health Research Network Community Partnership Grant. (Co-Investigator) $7,000.00
  • Oyedokun T, Acharibasam J, Zidenberg A, Stempien J, Stockdale K, Goodridge D. Crime Protective and Preventive Role of the Emergency Department: A Scoping Review. Centre for Forensic Behavioural Sciences & Justice Studies Faculty Research Grant. (Principal Investigator) $9,792.00
  • Oyedokun T, Abolhassani S, Fergusson J, Stempien J, Hepatitis B Immune Status of Healthcare Workers Presenting to The Emergency Department for Assessment After Blood or Body Fluid Exposure, University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine, 2021, Dean’s Summer Grant, $5,000
  • Muftah A, Goodridge D, Stempien J, Oyedokun T. Improving Communication Between Consultants Providing Advice and Referring Physicians - A Scoping Review. 2019 Dean's Summer Project (Principal Investigator) $5,000.00
  • Stempien J, Martin L, Wilson T, Amiraslany, A, Don’t Ask, Don’t Know: Are Saskatoon ED providers screening for human trafficking in high-risk patient presentations? University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine, 2021, Dean’s Summer Grant, $5,000
  • Ritchie L, Hoffman L, Ellis B. Understanding barriers surrounding physician elder abuse recognition and reporting in Saskatchewan. 2021 Deans Project, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, $5000.00.
  • Trivedi S, Oyedokun S, Ellis B, Woods R, McCubbing V, Rooks K, Henschke S, O'Neill K. Improving the rate of use of fascia iliaca compartment blocks in patients presenting with hip fractures. Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Grant, Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians, $2500.

2020

  • Olszynski P- Ultrasound Localization to Resuscitate in Arrest (ULTRA) COMRAD $21,000
  • Thoma , B Enhancing competency-based medical education assessment with machine learning, natural language processing, and other advanced analytictechniques”. $ 29,956
  • Goodridge D, Oyedokun T, Groot G, Masud R, Paus Jensen E, Skrapek C, et al. Health Literacy, Deferred and Virtual Health Care Visits and Health Concerns of Tenants in Social Housing during the COVID-19 Pandemic. 2020 Rapid Response COVID-19 Research Award, University of Saskatchewan $10,000
  • Oyedokun T, Muftah A, Goodridge D, Stempien J Improving Communication Between Consultants Providing Advice and Referring Physicians - A Scoping Review. University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine Dean’s Summer Grant, 2020, $5,000
  • Butcher J, Smith M, Roberts L, Ellis B. Utilisation of head CT in older patients presenting with delirium to the emergency department. 2020 Deans Project, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, $5000.00.
  • Dell C, Stempien J, Impact of Therapy Dog Visits with Adult Emergency Department Patients. The Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR), 2020, $2,650
  • Stempien J, Batta R, Equality of Care in Emergency Rooms, Saskatchewan First Nations and Métis Health and Wellness Research, Training and Knowledge Mobilization Network (FMHRN), 2020, $7,000
  • Stempien J, Koh J, Osgood N, Improving Emergency Care among patients who used opioids: Novel integration of patient-oriented mixed methodology and supervised machine learning. Saskatchewan Centre for Patient Oriented Research (SCPOR), Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF), 2020, $132,258
  • Paterson Q, Martin L, Woods R. A qualitative study aimed at identifying barriers and facilitators to EPA acquisition in emergency medicine. 2020-2022 Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Junior Investigator Research Grant: $3,300.

2019

  • Paterson Q, Martin L, Woods R. Utilization of the theoretical domains framework to improve EPA acquisition for emergency medicine residents. 2019-2020 Royal College Robert Maudsley Fellowship for Studies in Medical Education: $40,000.
  • Tolmie A, Erker R, Sullivan E, Oyedokun S, Stempien J. Smoking cessation interventions in the emergency department: A pilot project. 2019 Dean’s Project: $5,000.
  • Tastad K, Oyedokun, S. Chracteristics and outcomes of unidentified patients presenting to an urban emergency department. 2019 Dean’s Project: $5,000.
  • Stoneham E, Oyedokun S. Exploration of emergency department Patient and Family Advisory Councils. 2019 Dean’s Project: $5,000.
  • Vantomme K, Lyster K. Outcomes of emergency medical patients admitted to a medical surveillance unit in Regina, Saskatchewan. 2019 Dean’s Project: $5,000.
  • Haseeb R, Smith J. Characteristics of patient interactions with Saskatchewan emergency departments prior to accidental fatal opioid overdose. 2019 Dean’s Project: $5,000.
  • Stempien J, Koh JJ-K, Goodridge D, Osgood N. Improving emergency care among patients who use opioids: Novel integration of patient-oriented methodology and supervised machine learning. 2019 Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR) Patient Engagement Application Development Award. $2,500.
  • Thoma B, Mondal D. Mousavi A, Bandi V, Wilson G, Carey R, Bulter M, Woods R, Martin L, Chan TM, Sherbino J. Determining the essential elements of dashboards to foster competency committee decision making using competency-based assessment data. 2019 Canadian Association of Medical Educators Wooster Family Grant. $4,950
  • Stempien J, Osgood N, Goodridge D, Koh JJ-K. Identifying emergency department visits related to opioid use: A novel approach using mixed methods and supervised machine learning. 2019 College of Medicine Research Award (CoMRAD). $18,499.
  • Brubacher J, Chan H, Erdelyi S, Asbridge M, Mann R, Clarke D, Daoust R, Davis P, Edmond M, Horwood C, Jagadish R, Kaban G, Lee J, Magee K, Mercier E, Morris J, Rowe B, Vaillancourt C, Weldon E, Wishart I. Monitoring and preventing drug-impaired driving in Canada. 2019-2022 Health Canada Substance Use and Addictions Program Grant: $1,361,356.

*Only awards received during the past five years are listed below

External Awards:

2023

  • Research Innovation and Scholarship in Education (RISE) Award, top-scoring abstract – Dr. Rob Woods
  • Resident Research (REACH) 2nd Place Award, Clinical Category – Dr. Breanne Paul & Dr. Michael Verdirame
  • Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada: Early Career Leadership in Medical Education Award – Dr. Brent Thoma
  • CAEP Physician of the Year – Prairies – Dr. Segun Oyedokun
  • CAEP 2023 Abstract Award – Dr. Jeff Elder

2022

  • RDOC - Non-physician staff members who have contributed to the enrichment of resident life in Canada – Ms. Leah Chomyshen
  • Resident Doctors of Saskatchewan Resident of the Month – Dr. Lauren Roberts
  • PGME Exemplary Resident Award – Dr. Mac Russell
  • PGME CanMEDS Leadership Award – Dr. Kristin O’Neill
  • PGME CanMEDS Communicator Award – Dr. Jeff Elder
  • PGME Award for Excellence in Enhancing Resident Learning – Dr. Lynsey Martin
  • YWCA Saskatoon Women of Distinction Award – Health & Athletics Category – Dr. Schaana Van De Kamp
  • Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada: CBD Innovator – Dr. Quinten Paterson

2021

  • YWCA Women of Distinction, Health Care Hero Award – Dr. Glenda Kaban
  • Dr. Dennis A. Kendel Distinguished Service Award - Dr. John Froh
  • Medical Class of 1939 Resident Teaching Award – Dr. Dillan Radomske
  • PGME CanMEDS Collaborator Award – Dr. Rob Carey
  • Resident Doctors of Saskatchewan Excellence in Teaching – Dr. Moses Ademola

2020

  • PGME Award for Excellence in Enhancing Resident Learning – Dr. Brent Thoma
  • PGME Award for Excellence in the CanMEDS Health Advocate Role – Dr. Justin Koh
  • Marnie Hinton Award for Resident Physician Health – Dr. Sey Schwetz
  • Clinical Teacher of the Year (Prince Albert) – Dr. Colin Gallins
  • Clinical Teacher of the Year (Saskatoon) – Dr. Schaana Van De Kamp

2019

  • Royal College of Physician & Surgeons of Canada: Kristen Sivertz Resident Leadership Award - Dr. Sey Shwetz
  • UofS PGME Program Director of the Year - Dr. Rob Woods
  • UofS PGME CanMEDS Leader Award - Dr. Sey Shwetz
  • UofS PGME CanMEDS Professional Award - Dr. Riley Hartmann
  • UofS Class of 1939 Resident Teacher of the Year - Dr. Quinten Paterson
  • University of Saskatchewan Provost's College Teaching Award — Dr. Rob Woods
  • Canadian Point of Care Ultrasound Society (CPoCUS) Educator of the Year Award (2018)— Dr. Paul Olszynski
  • Resident Doctors of Saskatchewan Excellence in Teaching — Dr. Alison Turnquist & Dr. Clinton Meyer
  • Penelope Gray-Allen Memorial CJEM Writing Award: Runner-Up - Dr. Justin Koh

Residency Program Teaching Awards:

FRCPC Emergency Medicine (SR) Teacher of the Year

  • 2023: Dr. Bruce Cload
  • 2022: Dr. Donovan MacDonald
  • 2021: Dr. Brittany Ellis
  • 2020: Dr. Schaana Van De Kamp
  • 2019: Dr. Clinton Meyer

FRCPC Emergency Medicine (JR) Teacher of the Year

  • 2023: Dr. Taylor Oliver
  • 2022: Dr. Sachin Trivedi
  • 2021: Dr. Damjan Gaco
  • 2020: Dr. Puneet Kapur
  • 2019: Dr. Segun Oyedokun

Off-Service (SR) Teacher of the Year

  • 2023: Dr. Ian Schoonbaert
  • 2022: Dr. Suzie Harriman
  • 2021: Dr. Mark Yarema (Toxicology)
  • 2020: Dr. Sabira Valiana
  • 2019: Dr. Joann Kawchuk (ICU)

Off-Service (JR) Teacher of the Year

  • 2023: Dr. Andrea Perkins
  • 2022: Dr. Stephan Wardell
  • 2021: Dr. Jason Baserman (Pediatrics ER)
  • 2020: Dr. Ben Thomson
  • 2019: Dr. Carolyn Duval (Plastic Surgery)

Allied Health Teacher of the Year

  • 2023: Mel Harding – EM Pharmacist
  • 2022: Anil Sarkar - Resp Therapist
  • 2021: Poison and Drug Information Services (PADIS) Infromation Specialist
  • 2020: STARS
  • 2019: Brandon Boyson (Simulation)

CCFP-EM Teacher of the Year (Regina)

  • 2023: Dr. Kim Taylor
  • 2022: Dr. Matthew Butz
  • 2021: Dr. Anna Goudreau
  • 2020: Dr. Glenda Kaban
  • 2019: Dr. Sheila Smith

CCFP-EM Teacher of the Year (Saskatoon)

  • 2023: Dr. Brittni Webster
  • 2022: Dr. Sunil Pradhan
  • 2021: Dr. Julia Hassler
  • 2020: Dr. Ali Turnquist
  • 2019: Dr. Randi Ramunno

CCFP-EM Teacher of the Year (Swift Current)

  • 2023: Dr. Emmett Harrison

FRCPC Special Award of Merit

  • 2019: Dr. Marilyn Innes
  • 2018: University of Alberta Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program
  • 2018: Dr. John Pesenti

CCFP-EM Allied Health Teacher

  • 2020: Ms. Ann Finch
  • 2019: Dilawri Simulation Technicians

Emergency Medicine Clerkship Awards:

Saskatoon Book Prize

  • 2023: Shayan Shirazi
  • 2022: Bryden Hughton
  • 2021: Andy Tolmie
  • 2020: Mac Russell
  • 2019: James Im

Regina Book Prize

  • 2023: Jamie Vander Ende
  • 2022: Ethan Emslie
  • 2021: Leah Rusnell
  • 2020: Megan Spafford
  • 2019: Mary Lynn Beaulieu

Resident authors in the FRCPC EM program are in bold and italics
EM Physician authors at the University of Saskatchewan are in bold

(Only publications from the past five years are listed below)

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

In-Press

 2023 

  • Murray S, Trinder K, Kolbenson L, Katulka J, Olszynski P. Virtual Supervision of Third Year Medical Students Using Handheld POCUS Devices and Cloud-based Image Archiving Provides Opportunity for Feedback and Skill Improvement. POCUS Journal, 2023; 8(1): 60-64.
  • Kim DJ, Bell CR, Jelic T, Thavanathan R, Heslop CL, Myslik F, Lewis D, Atkinson P, Chenkin J, Buchanan IM, Olszynski P, Sheppard G, Burwash-Brennan T, Lalande E. Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Literature Primer: Key Papers on Renal and Biliary POCUS. Cureus, 2023; 15(4) : e37294.
  • Paterson QS, Alrimawi H, Sample S, Bouwsema M, Anjum O, Vincent M, Cheung WJ, Hall A, Woods R, Martin LJ, Chan T. Examining enablers and barriers to entrustable professional activity acquisition using the theoretical domains framework: A qualitative framework analysis study. AEM Education and Training, 2023: 7(2): e10849.
  • Thoma B, Abbott C, Snell L. The future of the CanMEDS physician competency framework. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 2023; 14(1): 1-3.
  • Osei-Tutu K, Duschesne N, Barnabe C, Richardson L, Razack S, Thoma B, Maniate J. Anti-racism in CanMEDS 2025. Canadian Medical Education Journals, 2023; 14(1): 33-40.
  • Barnabe C, Osei-Tutu K, Maniate JM, Razack S, Wong BM, Thoma B. Equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice in CanMEDS 2025 Canadian Medical Education Journal, 2023; 14(1): 27-32. 
  • Young M, Szulewski A, Anderson R, Gomez-Garibello C, Thoma B, Monteiro S. Clinical reasoning in CanMEDS 2025. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 2023; 14(1): 58-62.
  • Cupido N, Fowler N, Sonnenberg LK, Karwowska A, Richardon D, Snell L, Thoma B, Mylopoulos M. Adaptive expertise in CanMEDS 2025.  Canadian Medical Education Journal, 2023; 14(1): 18-21.
  • Waters HM, Oswald A, Constantin E, Thoma B, Dagnone JD. Physician humanism in CanMEDS 2025.  Canadian Medical Education Journal, 2023; 14(1): 13-17.
  • Stovel RG, Duboid D, Chan TM, Thoma B, Ho K. Virtual care in CanMEDS 2025.  Canadian Medical Education Journal, 2023; 14(1): 22-26.
  • Thoma B. The physician of the future. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 2023; 14(1):
  • Benjamin P, Bryce R, Oyedokun T, Stempien J. Strength in the gap: A rapid review of principles and practices for urgent care centres. Healthcare Management Forum, 2023; 36(2): 101-106.
  • Hall J, Atkinson A, Chan M-K, Tourian L, Thoma B, Pattani R. The clinical learning environment in CanMEDS 2025. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 2023; 14(1): 41-45.
  • Jarman RD, Mcdermott C, Colclough A, Botker M, Knudsen L, Harris T, Albaroudi B, Albaroudi O, Haddad M, Darke R, Berry E, BreslinT, Fitzpatrick G, Flanagan L, Olusanya O, Craver D, Omar A, Simpson T, Cherian N, Dore M, Prosen G, Kay S, Villén-Villegas T, Gargani L, Carley S, Woo M, Dupriez F, Hussain A, Via G, Connolly JA, Peck M, Melniker L, Walden A, Biancardi MAA, Żmijewska-Kaczor O, Lalande E, Geukens P, Mclaughlin R, Olszynski P, Hoffmann B, Chin E, Muhr C, Kim DJ, Mercieca A, Shukla D, Hayward S, Smith M, Gaspari R, Smallwood N, Pes P, Tavazzi G, Corradi F, Lambert M, Morris C, Trauer M, Baker K, Bystrzycki A, Goudie A, Liu R, Rudd L, Dietrich CF, Jenssen C, Sidhu PS. EFSUMB-Leitlinien fr die klinische Praxis des Point-of-Care-Ultraschalls: Teil 1 (Allgemeine Herz-und Lungenanwendungen) LANGFASSUNG. Ultraschall in de Medizin, 2023; 44(1): E1-E24.
  • Jarman RD, Mcdermott C, Colclough A, Botker M, Knudsen L, Harris T, Albaroudi B, Albaroudi O, Haddad M, Darke R, Berry E, BreslinT, Fitzpatrick G, Flanagan L, Olusanya O, Craver D, Omar A, Simpson T, Cherian N, Dore M, Prosen G, Kay S, Villén-Villegas T, Gargani L, Carley S, Woo M, Dupriez F, Hussain A, Via G, Connolly JA, Peck M, Melniker L, Walden A, Biancardi MAA, Żmijewska-Kaczor O, Lalande E, Geukens P, Mclaughlin R, Olszynski P, Hoffmann B, Chin E, Muhr C, Kim DJ, Mercieca A, Shukla D, Hayward S, Smith M, Gaspari R, Smallwood N, Pes P, Tavazzi G, Corradi F, Lambert M, Morris C, Trauer M, Baker K, Bystrzycki A, Goudie A, Liu R, Rudd L, Dietrich CF, Jenssen C, Sidhu PS. EFSUMB-Leitlinien für die klinische Praxis des Point-of-Care-Ultraschalls: Teil 1 (Allgemeine Herz-und Lungenanwendungen) KURZFASSUNG EFSUMB Clinical Practice Guidelines for Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Part One (Common Heart and Pulmonary Applications) SHORT VERSION. Ultraschall in der Medizin, 2023; 44(1): 36-49.
  • Thoma B, Abbott C, Snell L. The Future of the CanMEDS physician competency framework. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 2023; 14(1): 1-3.
  • Khalid F, Wu M, Tink DK, Thoma B, Haas MRC, Brenner MJ, Yilmaz Y, Kim Y-M, Chan TM. Guidelines: The Do’s, Don’ts and Don’t Knows of Creating Open Educational Resources. Perspectives on Medical Education, 2023; 12(1): 25-40.
  • McLean A, Goodridge D, Stempien J, Harder D, Osgood N. Health Literacy and Serious or Persistent Mental Illness: A Mixed Methods Study. HLRP: Health Literacy Research and Practice, 2023; 7(1): e2-e13.
  • Peach M, Milne J, Diegelmann L, Lamprecht H, Stander M, Lussier D, Pham C, Henneberry R, Fraser J, Chandra K, Howlett M, Mekwan J, Ramrattan B, Middleton J, van Hoving N, Taylor L, Dahn T, Hurley S, MacSween K, Richardson L, Stoica G, Hunter S, Olszynski P, Chandra K, Lewis D, Atkinson P. Does point-of-care ultrasonography improve diagnostic accuracy in emergency department patients with undifferentiated hypotension? An international randomized controlled trial from the SHOC-ED investigators. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2023; 25(1): 48-56.
  • Olszynski P, Johnston B, McIntyre D, Trinder K. Enhanced point of care ultrasound skills after additional instruction from simulated patients. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 2023; 14(2): 125-129.
  • Van Aerde J, Gomes MM, Giuliani M, Thoma B, Lieff S. Complex adaptive systems in CanMEDS 2025. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 2023; 14(1): 50-53.
  • Thoma B, Paprica PA, Kaul P, Cheung WJ, Hall AK, Affleck E. Data-Informed medicine in CanMEDS 2025. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 2023; 14(1): 54-57.
  • Green S, Labine N, Luo OD, Vipond J, Moloo H, Bouka A, Thoma B. Planetary Health in CanMEDS 2025. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 2023; 14(1): 46-49.
  • Pusic MV, Birnbaum RJ, Thoma B, Hamstra SJ, Cavalcanti RB, Warm EJ, Janssen A, Shaw T. Frameworks for integrating learning analytics with the electronic health record. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 2023; 43(1): 52-59.
  • Thoma B, Karwowska A, Samson L, Labine N, Waters H, Giuliani M, Chan TM, Atkinson A, Constantin E, Hall AK, Gomez-Gabriello C, Fowler N, Tourian L, Frank J, Anderson R, Snell L, Van Melle E. Emerging concepts in the CanMEDS physician competency framework. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 2023, 14(1): 4-12.
  • Thoma B, Karwowska A, Samson L, Labine N, Waters H, Giuliani M, Chan TM, Atkinson A, Constantin E, Hall AK, Gomez-Gabriello C, Fowler N, Tourian L, Frank J, Anderson R, Snell L, Van Melle E. Emerging concepts in the CanMEDS physician competency framework. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 2023, 14(1): 4-12. 
  • Stovel RG, Dubois D, Chan TM, Thoma B, Ho K. Virtual care in CanMEDS 2025. Canadian Medical Education Journal,2023; 14(1):22-26.  
  • Pusic MV, Birnbaum RJ, Thoma B, Hamstra SJ, Cavalcanti RB, Warm EJ, Janssen A, Shaw T. Frameworks for Integrating Learning Analytics With the Electronic Health Record. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 2023; 43(1): 52-59.  

2022

  • Moustapha A, Mah AC,Roberts L,Leach A, Kaban G, Zimmermann R, Shavadia J, Orvold J, Mondal P,Martin LJ.Can ED chest pain patients with intermediate HEART scores be managed as out patients?Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2022; 24: 770-779.
  • Yilmaz Y,Carey R, Chan T, Bandi V, Wang S,Woods RA, Mondal D,Thoma B. Developing a dashboard for program evaluation in competency-based training programs: A design-based research project.Canadian Medical Education Journal, 2022; 13(5): 14-27.
  • Davis P, Rosychuk RJ, Hau, JP, Cheng I, McRae AD, Daoust R, Lang E, Turner J, Khangura J, Fok PT, Stachura M, Brar B, Hohl C (on behalf of the CCEDRRN investigators and for the Network of Canadian Emergency Researchers and the Canadian Critical Care Trial Group). Diagnostic yield of screening for SARS-CoV-2 among patients admitted to hospital for alternate diagnoses: An observational cohort study.British Medical Journal, 2022; 12(8): e057852.
  • Ellis B, Brousseau AA, Eagles D, Sinclair D, Melady D. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians position statement on care of older people in Canadian Emergency Departments: executive summary.Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2022; 24: 376-381.
  • Daniel RC, Atzema CL, Cho DD,Davis PJ, Costello LL. Which recommendations are you using? A survey of emergency physician management of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.Canadian Journal of Cardiology Open, 2022; 4(5): 466-473.
  • Lin K, Xu K, Daoust R, Taylor J, Rosychuk RJ, Hau JP,Davis P, Clark G, McRae A, Hohl CM. Diagnostic accuracy of age-adjusted D-dimer for pulmonary embolism among Emergency Department patients with suspected SARS-COV-2: A Canadian COVID-19 Emergency Department Rapid Response Network study.medRxiv,
  • Davis P, Rosychuk RJ, Hau JP, Cheng I, McRae AD, Daoust R, Lang ES, Turner JP, Khangura L, Fok PT, Stachura M, Brar B, Hohl CM. Diagnostic Yield of Screening for SARS-CoV-2 among Patients Admitted for Alternate Diagnoses.BMJ Open, 2022; 12(8): e057852.
  • Hohl CM, Rosychuk RJ, Archambault PM, O’Sullivan F, Leeies M, Mercier E, Clark G, Innes GD, Brooks SC, Hayward, J, Ho V, Jelic T, Welsford M, Sivilotti MLA, Morrison LJ & JJ Perry on behalf of the Canadian COVID-19 Emergency Department Rapid Response Network (CCEDRRN) Investigators (Davis P). (Accepted). Derivation and Validation of a Clinical Score to Predict Death among Non-Palliative COVID-19 Patients Presenting to Emergency Departments: The CCEDRRN COVID Mortality Score.CMAJ Open, 10(1): E90-E99.
  • Hohl CM, Rosychuk RJ, Hau JP, Hayward J, Landes M, Yan JW, Ting DK, Welsford M, Archambault PM, Mercier E, Chandra K,Davis P, Vaillancourt S, Leeies M, Small S, Morrison LJ. Treatments, resource utilization, and outcomes of COVID-19 patients presenting to emergency departments across pandemic waves: an observational study by the Canadian COVID-19 Emergency Department Rapid Response Network (CCEDRRN).Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine,2022; 24: 397-407.
  • Olszynski P, Marshall RA, Olver TD, Oleniuk T, Auser C,Wilson T, Atkinson P,Woods R.Performance of an automated ultrasound device in identifying and tracing the heart in porcine cardiac arrest.The Ultrasound Journal, 2022;14: 1.
  • Chaplin T, Braund H, Szulewski A, Dalgarno N, Egan R,Thoma B. (Accepted). Multi-source feedback following simulated resuscitation scenarios: A qualitative study.Canadian Medical Education Journal, 2022; 13(2): 18-30.
  • Lane DJ,Roberts L, Currie S, Grimmick R, Lang E. Association of emergency department boarding times on hospital length of stay for patients with psychiatric illness.Emergency Medicine Journal, 2022; 39(7): 494-500.
  • Vanstone JR, Patel Shivani, Degelman ML, Abubakari IW, McCann S, Parker R,Ross T.Development and implementation of a clinical report to reduce unnecessary urine drug screen testing in the ED: A quality improvement initiative.Emergency Medicine Journal, 2022; 39: 471-478.
  • Pistore A, Penney S, Bryce R, Meyer C, Bouchard B. A retrospective evaluation of phenobarbital versus benzodiazepines for treatment of alcohol withdrawal in a regional Canadian emergency department. Alcohol, 2022;102:59-65. 
  • Thoma B, Monteiro S, Pardhan A, Waters H, Chan T. Replacing high-stakes summative examinations with graduated medical licensure in Canada. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 2022; 194(5): E168-E170.
  • Kim DJ, Olszynski P, Smith DJW, Lalande E, Woo MY. Point of care ultrasound training in Canadian emergency medicine residency programs. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2022; 24(3):329-334. 
  • Schonnop R, Woods R, Ellis B. Delirium in older adults, if you think it's the urine, think again. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2022;24(1):5-6. 
  • Yilmaz Y, Gottlieb M, Calderone Hass MR, Thoma B, Chan T. Remote Collaborative Writing: A Guide to Writing Within a Virtual Community of Practice . Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 2022; 14(3): 256-259.
  • Chaplin T, Braund H, Szulewski A, Dalgarno N, Egan R, Thoma B. Multi-source feedback following simulated resuscitation scenarios: a qualitative study. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 2022; 13(2):18-30. 
  • Yilmaz Y, Chan T, Thoma B, Luc JGY, Haas M, Preiksaitis C, Tran V, Gottlieb M. Identifying social media competencies for health professionals: An internation modified delphi study to determine consensus for curricular design. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 2022; 79(6): 560-567.
  • Carey B, Dell CA,Stempien J, Tupper S, Rohr B, Carr E, Cruz M, Acoose S, Butt P, Broberg L, Collard L, Fele-Slaferek L, Fornssler C, Goodridge D, Gunderson J, McKenzie H, Rubin J, Shand J, Smith J, Trask J, Ukrainetz K, Meier S. Outcomes of a controlled trial with visiting therapy dog teams on pain in adults in an emergency department. PLoS One, 2022; 17(3):e0262599. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0262599. PMID: 35263346.
  • Kapur A, Boutin S, Fox J, Lyster K, Irvine J, Sawchuk K. Retrospective application of the HEAR score on patients evacuated for chest pain: Assessing the utility of point-of-care troponin. Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine, 2022; 27(1): 16-21.
  • Jamil M, Malik R, Goodridge D, Stempien J. Oyedokun T. Trauma experiences of rural practitioners: a self-assessment. Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine, 2022; 27(1): 9-15.
  • Stiell, IG (for the Canadian E. M. Writing Group). Guide to writing and publishing a scientific manuscript: part 2—the process. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2022: 24: 20–122.
  • Stiell IG (for the Canadian EM Writing Group). Guide to writing and publishing a scientific manuscript: Part 1-The structure. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2022: 24(2):117-119. 

 2021

  • McRae AD & Hohl CM, Rosychuk RJ, Vatanpour S, Ghaderi G, Archambault PM, Brooks SC, Cheng I, Davis P, Hayward J, Lang ES, Ohle R, Rowe BH, Welsford M, Yadav K, Morrison LJ, JJ Perry on behalf of the Canadian COVID-19 Emergency Department Rapid Response Network (CCEDRRN) investigators. CCEDRRN COVID-19 Infection Score (CCIS): development and validation in a Canadian cohort of a clinical risk score to predict SARS-CoV-2 infection in patients presenting to the emergency department with suspected COVID-19. BMJ Open 2021 Dec 2;11(12):e055832.
  • Stiell IG, Archambault PM, Morris J, Mercier E, Eagles D, Perry JJ, Scheuermeyer F, Clark G, Gosselin S, Vadeboncoeur A, Parkash R, de Wit K, Patey A, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Taljaard M; RAFF3 Study Investigators (Davis P). RAFF-3 Trial: A Stepped-Wedge Cluster Randomized Trial to Improve Care of Acute Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter in the Emergency Department. Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 2021; 37(10):1569-1577.
  • Tastad K, Koh J, Goodridge D, Stempien J, Oyedokun T. Unidentified patients in the emergency department: a historical cohort study. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2021; 23(6): 772-777.
  • Gottleib M, Sundaram T, Kim DJ, Olzynski P. Just the facts: Point-of-care ultrasound for skin and soft-tissue abscesses. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2021; 23(5): 597-600.
  • Ark TK, Rodriguez JA, Thoma B. Making your educational data visual. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 2021; 13(6):869-870.
  • Kim DJ, Jelic T, Woo MY, Heslop C, Olszynski P. Misinterpretation of Recommendations from the CAEP Emergency Ultrasound Committee as a Case Report. Echocardiography, 2021; 38(4): 718.
  • Wong MKY, Olszynski P, Cheung WJ, Pageau P, Lewis D, Kwan C, Woo MY. CAEP Emergency Ultrasound Committee. Position statement: minimum archiving requirements for emergency medicine point-of-care ultrasound-a modified Delphi-derived national consensus. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2021; 23(4): 450-454.
  • Yilmaz Y, Panchal P, Luc JGY, Raja A, Thoma B, Khokhar F, Haas M, Anderson N, Chan TM. Exploring differences in perceptions around Social Media Competencies: An expert vs. frontline user study. Tıp Eğitimi Dünyası (Medical Education World), 2021; 20(62):139-151.
  • Yilmaz Y, Carey R, Chan TM, Bandi V, Wang S, Woods RA, Mondal D, Thoma B. Developing a dashboard for faculty development in competency-based training programs: A design-based research project. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 2021; 12(4): 48-64.
  • Gottleib M, Olszynski P, Atkinson P. Just the facts: point-of-care ultrasound for airway management. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2021; 23(3):277-279.
  • Hohl C, Rosychuk R, Brooks S, Archambault P, Fok P, Davis P, et al. Development of the Canadian COVID-19 Emergency Department Rapid Response Network (CCEDRRN) population-based registry: A methodology paper. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 2021; 9(1): E261-E270.
  • Hullick CJ, McNamara R, Ellis B. Silver Book II: an international framework for urgent care of older people in the first 72 hours from illness or injury. Age and Ageing, 2021; 50(4): 1081-1083.
  • Thoma B, Ellaway R, Chan TM. From utopia through dystopia: Charting a course for learning analytics in competency-based medical education. Academic Medicine, 2021; 96(7S): S89-S95.
  • Richardson D, Kinnear B, Hauer KE, Turner TL, Warm EJ, Hall AK, Ross S, Thoma B, Van Melle E, On behalf of the ICBME Collaborators. Growth mindset in competency-based medical education. Medical Teacher, 2021; 43(7): 751-757.
  • Hall AK, Schumacher DJ, Thoma B, Caretta-Weyer H, Kinnear B, Gruppen L, Cooke LJ, Van Melle E. Outcomes of Competency-Based Medical Education: A Taxonomy for Shared Language. Medical Teacher, 2021; 43(7): 788-793.
  • Van Melle E, Hall AK, Schumacher DJ, Kinnear B, Gruppen L, Thoma B, Caretta-Weyer H, Cooke LJ, Frank JR. Capturing Outcomes of Competency-Based Medical Education: The Call and the Challenge. Medical Teacher, 2021; 43(7): 794-800.
  • Grock A, Jordan J, Zaver F, Colmers‐Gray IN, Krishnan K, Chan T, Thoma B. The revised AIR Score: An Improved Quality Evaluation Tool for Online Educational Resources. AEM Education and Training, 2021; e10601
  • Thoma B, Caretta-Weyer H, Schumacher DJ, Warm E, Hall AK, Hamstra J, Cavalcanti R, Chan T. Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization: Using competency-based assessment data for organizational development. Medical Teacher, 2021; 43(7): 801-809.
  • Forristal C, Russell E, McColl T, Petrosoniak A, Thoma B, Caners K, Mastoras G, Szulewski A, Chaplin T, Huffman J, Woolfrey K, Dakin C, Hall AK. Simulation in the continuing professional development of academic emergency physicians – a Canadian national survey. Simulation in Healthcare, 2021; 16(4): 246-253.
  • Woods R, Schonnop R, Henschke S, Ellis B. Just the facts: Diagnosis and treatment of urinary tract infections in older adults. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2021; 23: 593-596.
  • Ellis B, Lowthian JA, Melady D. IFEM White Paper on the care of older people with acute illness and injury in the emergency department. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2021.
  • Davis PJ, Yan J, de Wit K, Archambault PM, McRae A, Savage DW, Ponnai N, Sivilotti MLA, Carter A, McLeod SL. Starting, Building and Sustaining a Program of Research in Emergency Medicine in Canada. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2021; 23(3): 297-302.
  • Morrison LJ and Thoma B. Translating targeted temperature management trials into postarrest care. The New England Journal of Medicine, 2021; 384(24): 2344-2345.
  • Roland D, Thoma B, Tagg A, Woods J, Chan TM, Riddell J. What are the real-world podcast-listening habits of medical professionals? Cureus, 2021; 13(7): e16240.
  • Desy J, Noble VE, Liteplo AS, Olszynski P, Buchanan B, Dversdal RK, Arishenkoff S, Liu G, Dumoulin E, Ma IWY. Minimal criteria for lung ultrasonography in internal medicine. Canadian Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2021; 16(2): 6-13.
  • O’Brien J, Thoma B. Reused Reviews: the CMEJ announces a new policy to recycle peer reviews. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 2021; 12(2): e9-e10.
  • Mah E, Yu J, Deck M, Lyster K, Kawchuk J, Turnquist A, Thoma B. Immersive Video Modeling Versus Traditional Video Modeling for Teaching Central Venous Catheter Insertion to Medical Residents. Cureus, 2021; 13(3): e13661.
  • Prager R, Pratte MT, Unni RR, Bala S, Ng Fat Hing N, Wu K, McGrath TA, Thomas A, Thoma B, Kyeremanteng K. Content Analysis and Characterization of Medical Tweets During the Early Covid-19 Pandemic. Cureus, 2021; 13(2): e13594.
  • Olszynski PA, Bryce R, Hussain Q, Dunn S, Blondeau B, Atkinson P, Woods R. A Novel Anatomic Landmark to Target the Left Ventricle During Chest Compressions in Cardiac Arrest. Cureus, 2021;13(3): e13652.
  • Woods R, Butz M, Henschke S, Seow MY, Rademeyer C. Just the Facts: Fascia iliaca compartment block for hip fracture pain management. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2021; 23:19-22.
  • Eksteen A, O’Dochartaigh D, Odenbach J, Douma MJ, O’Neill K, Anantha R, Bradley NL, Gauri A, Widder S. A gap analysis of the potential use of resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) in trauma at two major Canadian trauma centers. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2021; 23: 36-44.
  • Scheirer O, Leach A, Netherton S, Mondal P, Hillier T, Lafond G, LaFontaine T, Davis P. Outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in First Nations and Non-First Nations Patients in Saskatoon. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2021; 23: 75-79.
  • Olszynski P A, Bryce R, Hussain Q, Dunn S, Blondeau B, Atkinson P, Woods R. Use of a Simple Ultrasound Device to Identify the Optimal Area of Compression for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Cureus, 2021; 13(1): e12785.

2020

  • Koh JJ, Klaiman M, Miles I, Cook J, Kumar T, Sheikh H, Dong K, Orkin AM, Ali S. CAEP Position Statement: Emergency department management of people with opioid use disorder. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(6): 768-771.
  • Tolmie A, Erker R, Oyedokun T, Sullivan E, Graham T, Stempien J. Prevalence of cigarette smoking among adult emergency department patients in Canada.  Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 21(6); 190-197.
  • Oyedokun TO and Durr KM. Extensive upper airway hematoma secondary to supratherapeutic warfarin anticoagulation. Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine, 2020; 4(4): 634-635.
  • Netherton SJ, Leach A, Bryce R, Hillier T, Cheskes S, Woods R. Impact of Pit-Crew Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation on Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Saskatoon. The Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 59(3): 384-391.
  • Forristal C, Russell E, McColl T, Petrosoniak A, Thoma B, Caners K, Mastoras G, Szulewski A, Chaplin T, Huffman J, Woolfrey K, Dakin C, Hall AK. Simulation in the Continuing Professional Development of Academic Emergency Physicians: A Canadian National Survey. Simulation in Healthcare, 2020; epub ahead of print.
  • Baylis J, Heyd C, Thoma B, Hall AK, Chaplin T, Petrosoniak A, McColl T, O’Brien M, Deshaies J-F, Caners K. Development of a national, standardized simulation case template. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(6): 822-824.
  • Dong JK, Saunders C, Wachira BW, Thoma B, Chan TM. Social media and the modern scientist: a research primer on social media-based research, dissemination, and sharing. African Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 10(S2): S120-S124.
  • Carey R, Wilson G, Bandi V, Mondal D, Martin L, Woods R, T Chan T, Thoma B. Developing a dashboard to meet the needs of residents in a competency-based training program: A design-based research project. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 2020; 11(6): e31.
  • Woods JM, Chan TM, Roland D, Riddell J, Tagg A, Thoma B. Evaluating the reliability of gestalt quality ratings of medical education podcasts: A METRIQ study. Perspectives in Medical Education, 2020; 9: 302-306.
  • Yoo G, Leach A, Woods R, Holt T, Hansen G. Computed tomography practice standards for severe pediatric traumatic brain injury in the emergency department: a national survey Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 2020; 1-6
  • Woods R, Boutis K. Just the Facts: Diagnosing growth plate fractures in the emergency department. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22 (3): 291-294.
  • Cheung WJ, Chan TM, Hauer KE, Woods RA, McEwen J, Martin LJ, Patocka C, Dong SL, Bhimani M, McColl T. CAEP 2019 Academic Symposium: Got competence? Best practices in trainee progress decisions. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020;22(2): 187-193.
  • Hall AK, Chaplin T, McColl T, Petrosoniak A, Caners K, Rocca N, Gardner C, Bhanji F, Woods R. Harnessing the power of simulation for assessment: Consensus recommendations for the use of simulation-based assessment in emergency medicine. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(2): 194-203.
  • Thoma B, Hall AK, Clark K, Meshkat N, Cheung WJ, Desaulniers P, Ffrench C, Meiwald A, Meyers C, Patocka C, Beatty L, Chan TM. Evaluation of a National Competency-Based Assessment System in Emergency Medicine: A CanDREAM Study. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 2020; 12(4): 425-434.
  • Chan TM, Stehman C, Gottlieb M, Thoma B. A Short History of Free Open Access Medical Education. The Past, Present, and Future. ATS Scholar, ats-scholar, 2020-0014PS.
  • Thoma B, Warm E, Hamstra SJ, Cavalcanti R, Pusic M, Shaw T, Verma A, Frank JR, Hauer KE. Next Steps in the Implementation of Learning Analytics in Medical Education: Consensus From an International Cohort of Medical Educators. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 2020;12(3): 303-311.
  • Ellis B, Melady D, Foster N, Sinha S, Lau V, Saraga S, McLeod SL. Using volunteers to improve the experience of older patients in the emergency department. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(4): 514-518.
  • Sedlakova A, Olszynski P, Davis P, Froh J. Prehospital ultrasound use among Canadian aeromedical service providers–A cross-sectional survey. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(3): 338-341
  • Atkinson P, Taylor L, Milne J, Diegelmann L, Lamprecht H, Stander M, Lussier D, Pham C, Henneberry RJ, Fraser J, Howlett M, Mekwan J, Ramrattan B, Middleton J, Van Hoving DJ, Peach M, Dahn T, Hurley S, MacSween K, Richardson L, Stoica G, Hunter S, Atkinson JP, Olszynski P, Banerjee A, Lewis D. Does Point of Care Ultrasound Improve Resuscitation Markers in Undifferentiated Hypotension? An International Randomized Controlled Trial From The Sonography in Hypotension and Cardiac Arrest in the Emergency Department (SHoC-ED) Series. Cureus, 2020; 12(8): e9899.
  • Reddekopp J, Dell CA, Rohr B, Fornssler B, Gibson M, Carey B, Stempien J. Patient Opinion of Visiting Therapy Dogs in a Hospital Emergency Department. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2020; 17(8): 2968.
  • Hoffmann B, Blaivas M, Abramowicz J, Bachmann M, Badea R, Braden B, Cantisani V, Chammas MC, Cui XW, Dong Y, Gilja OH, Hari R, Lamprecht H, Nisenbaum H, Nolsøe CP, Nürnberg D, Prosch H, Radzina M, Recker F, Sachs A, Saftoiu A, Serra A, Vinayak S, Westerway S, Chou YH, Dietrich CF. Medical Student Ultrasound Education, a WFUMB Position Paper, Part II. A consensus statement of ultrasound societies. Medical Ultrasonography, 2020; 22(2): 220-229.
  • Dunfield R, Ross P, Keyes C, Fraser J, Lewis D, Boreskie P, Pham C, Alrobaian SA, Scheuermeyer F, Lamprecht H, Stander M, Henneberry R, Sibley A, Atkinson P. A feasibility analysis for successful completion of IVC ultrasound in hypotensive emergency department patients. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(S1), S62.
  • Chan TM, Paterson Q, Hall AK, Zaver F, Woods R, Hamstra S, Stefan A, Ting D, Thoma B. Outcomes in the age of competency-based medical education: Recommendations for EM training in Canada from the 2019 Symposium of Academic Emergency Physicians. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(2): 204-214.
  • Eagles D, Ellis B, Melady D. Frailty: A key concept to improve older person care. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(5): 624-625.
  • Thoma B, Woods R, Patocka C. Context: How COVID-19 exposed key factors of emergency medicine education. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(5): 561-562.
  • Bandi V, Mondal D, Thoma B. Scope and Impact of Visualization in Training Professionals in Academic Medicine. Proceedings of Graphics Interface, 2020; 28-29: 84-94.
  • Valiani S, Terrett L, Gebhardt C, Prokopchuk-Gauk O, Isinger M. Development of a framework for critical care resource allocation for the COVID-19 pandemic in Saskatchewan. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 2020; 192(37): E1067-E1073.
  • Nataraj J, Netherton S, Stempien J, Wahba M, Oyedokun T, Emergency Department Referrals From A Provincial Medical Call Center: Is It More Than Just 1-800-Go-To-Emerg? Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(2): 241- 244. 
  • Ma IWY, Steinmetz P, Weerdenburg K, Woo MY, Olszynski P, Heslop CL, Miller S, Sheppard G, Daniels V, Desy J, Valois M, Devine L, Curtis H, Romano MJ, Martel P, Jelic T, Topping C, Thompson D, Power B, Profetto J, Tonseth P. The Canadian Medical Student Ultrasound Curriculum: A Statement From the Canadian Ultrasound Consensus for Undergraduate Medical Education Group. Journal of Ultrasound Medicine,2020 39(7):1279-1287.
  • Kim DJ, Jelic T, Woo MY, Heslop C, Olszynski P. Just the Facts: Recommendations on point-of-care ultrasound use and machine infection control during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(4): 445-449.
  • Olszynski P, Russell M, Neufeld A, Malin G. The Clinical Ultrasonography Elective in Clerkship (CUSEC): A pilot elective for senior clerkship students at the University of Saskatchewan. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 2020; 11(1): e144-e146.
  • Olszynski P, Kim D, Liu R, Arntfield R. A Multidisciplinary Response to the Canadian Association of Radiologists’ Point-of-Care Ultrasound Position Statement. Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal, 2020; 71(2): 136-137.
  • Yu J, Lo C, Madampage C, Bajwa J, O’Brien J, Olszynski P, Lucy M. Video Modeling and Video Feedback to Reduce Time to Perform Intravenous Cannulation in Medical Students: A Randomized-Controlled Mixed-Methods Study. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, 2020; 67(6): 715-725.
  • Egan R, Chaplin T, Szulewski A, Braund H, Cofie N, McColl T, Hall AK, Dagnone D, Kelley L, Thoma B. A case for feedback and monitoring assessment in competency-based medical education. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 2020; 26(4): 1105-1113.
  • Thoma B, Bandi V, Carey R, Mondal D, Woods R, Martin L, Chan TM. Developing a dashboard to meet Competence Committee needs: A design-based research project. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 2020; 11(1): e16-e34.
  • Paterson QSHartmann RWoods R, Martin LJThoma B. A transparent and defensible process for applicant selection within a Canadian emergency medicine residency program. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(2): 215-223.
  • Trivedi SVHartmann RJ, Hall JN, Nasser L, Porplycia D, Kwok ESH, Chartier LB. Residents’ perspective of quality improvement and patient safety education in Canadian emergency medicine residency programs. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(2): 224-231.
  • Johnston TMC, Davis PJ. The occasional bougie-assisted cricothyroidotomy. Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine, 2020; 25(1): 41-48.
  • Olszynski PHeslop C, Atkinson P, Lewis D, Kim DJ, Pham C, Ritcey B. Ultrasound at the point of care-Grown up and moving out! Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(1): 1-2. 
  • Cochrane H, Henwood PC, Platz E, Koskenoja V, Landry A, Frasure SE, Rempell JS, Hoyler J, Baker O, Kimberly HH. A randomized trial of ultrasound-guided peripheral IV catheter placement in difficult access patients using a guidewire approach. African Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 38(1); 122-126.
  • Thoma B, Goerzen S, Horeczko T, Roland D, Tagg A, Chan T, Bruijns S, Riddell J.  An international, interprofessional investigation of the self-reported podcast listening habits of emergency clinicians: A METRIQ Study. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(1): 112-117.
  • Chaplin T, Thoma B, Petrosoniak A, Caners K, McColl T, Dakin C, Deshaies J-F, Forristal C, Fotheringham M, Ha D, Holm N, Huffman J, Lonergan A-M, Mastoras G, O’Brien M, Paradis M-R, Raymond-Dufresne E, Sowers N, Stern E, Hall AK. Simulation-based research in emergency medicine in Canada: Priorities and perspectives. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(1): 103-111.

2019

  • Thoma B, Chan TM. Using Google Scholar to track the scholarly output of research groups. Perspectives on Medical Education.
  • Hasan K, Mondal D, Thoma B, Magnus A. MedGuide: A smartphone approach to guide people through important information on medicine labels. Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia 2019 published in the ACM Digital Library, 2019, 31
  • Netherton S, Milenkovic V, Taylor M, Davis PJ. Diagnostic accuracy of eFAST in the trauma patient: A systematic review and meta-analyis. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2019:21(6);727-738.
  • Stoneham EJ, Witt L, Paterson QS, Martin LJ, Thoma B. The development of entrustable professional activities reference cards to support the implementation of Competence by Design in emergency medicine. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2019:21(6);803-806.
  • Lewis D, Rang L, Kim D, Robichaud L, Kwan C, Pham C, Shefrin A, Ritcey B, Atkinson P, Woo M, Jelic T, Dallaire G, Henneberry R, Turner J, Andani R, Demsey R, Olszynski P. Recommendations for the use of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) by emergency physicians in Canada, 2019:21(6);721-726.
  • Olszynski P, Kim DJ, Clunie M, Lambos P, Guzowski T, Butz M, Thoma B. The development of a provincial multidisciplinary framework of consensus-based standards for Point of Care Ultrasound at the University of Saskatchewan. The Ultrasound Journal, 2019:11(28); https://doi.org/10.1186/s13089-019-0142-7
  • Colmers-Gray IN, Krishnan K, Chan TM, Trueger NS, Paddock M, Grock A, Zaver F, Thoma B. (2019). The revised METRIQ Score: A quality evaluation tool for online educational resources. Academic Emergency Medicine: Education and Training, 2019:3(4);387-392.
  • Chan TM, Bhalerao A, Thoma B, Trueger NS, Grock A. (2019). Thinking Critically about Appraising FOAM. Academic Emergency Medicine: Education and Training, 2019:3(4);398-402.
  • Grock A, Bhalerao A, Chan TM, Thoma B, Trueger NS. (2019). Systematic Online Academic Resource (SOAR) Review: Renal and Genitourinary. Academic Emergency Medicine: Education and Training, 2019:3(4);375-386.
  • Koh JJ. Running in my scrubs. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2019:21(5);683-684.
  • Lewis D, Rang L, Kim D, Robichaud L, Kwan C, Pham C, Shefrin A, Ritcey B, Atkinson P, Woo M, Dallaire G, Henneberry R, Turner J, Andani R, Demsey R,
  • Olszynski P. Recommendations for the use of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) by emergency physicians in Canada. CJEM:1-6.
  • Dove C, Chan TM, Thoma B, Roland D, Bruijns SR. A cross-sectional description of open access publication costs, policies and impact in emergency medicine and critical care journals. African Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2019:9,150-155.
  • Stoneham EJ, Witt L, Paterson QS, Martin LJ, Thoma B. The development of EPA reference cards to support the implementation of Competence by Design in Emergency Medicine. CJEM (
  • Hamzy MA, de Villiers D, Banner M, Lemprecht H, Bruijns SR. Access to top-cited emergency care articles (published between 2012 and 2016) without subscription. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2019:20(3);460-465.
  • Trivedi S, Dick A, Beckett S, Hartmann RJ, Roberts C, Lyster K, Stempien J. An assessment of handover culture and preferred information in the transitions of care of elderly patients. Cureus, 2019:11(7); e5267. doi 10.7759/cureus.5267.
  • Netherton S, Milenkovic V, Taylor M, Davis PJ. Diagnostic accuracy of eFAST in the trauma patient: A systematic review and meta-analysis. CJEM, 2019:1-12.
  • Hall AK, Woods RA, Frank JR. Changing the culture of residency training through faculty development. CJEM, 2019:21(4);446-448.
  • Koh JJ, Paterson QS, Ong M, Martin LJ, Woods RA, Dong K. Addressing the opioid crisis in the era of competency-based medical education: Recommendations for emergency department interventions. CJEM, 2019:21(4);452-454.
  • Chartier LB, Mondoux SE, Stang AS, Dukelow AM, Dowling SK, Kwok ESH, Trivedi SV, Tepper J, Lang E. How do emergency departments and emergency leaders catalyze positive change through quality improvement collaborations? CJEM, 2019:21(4);542-549.
  • Beaton CR, Meyer C. Accidental transdermal methanol poisoning presenting to a regional emergency department. CJEM, 2019:21(3);435-437.
  • Azan B, Innes M E, Thoma B, Lin M, Van Duyvendyk A, Poonja Z, Chan TM. How I Work Smarter: A Qualitative Analysis of Emergency Physicians’ Strategies for Clinical and Non-Clinical Productivity. Cureus, 2019: 11(4); e4499. doi:10.7759/cureus.4499. 
  • Poonja Z, Uppal J, Netherton S, Bryce R, Lyon A, Cload B. Evaluation of emergency department ultrasound machines for the presence of occult blood. CJEM, 2019:21(3);395-398. 
  • Oyedokun T, Donauer AJ, McKay S, Stempien J. Self-Documentary in the Emergency Department: Perspectives on Patients Recording Their Own Procedures. CJEM, 2019:21(3);384-390.
  • Thoma B, Turnquist A, Zaver F, Hall AK, Chan TM. (2019). Communication, Learning and Assessment: Exploring the Dimensions of the Digital Learning Environment. Medical Teacher, 41(4), 383-388.
  • Nordquist J, Hall J, Snell L, Chan M-K, Thoma B, Razack S, Philibert I. (2019). The Clinical Learning Environment. Medical Teacher, 41(4), 366-372.
  • Dell CA, Stempien J, Broberg L, Husband A, Jurke L, Rohr B, Smith J, Rubin J, Tupper S, Goodridge D, Fornssler C, Fele-Slaferek L. A case studey of the patient wait experience in an ermergency department with therapy dogs, Patient Experience Journal, 2019:6(1);115-126.
  • Lopez M, Chan TM, Thoma B, Arora VM, Trueger NS. The Social Media Editor at Medical Journals: Responsibilities, Goals, Barriers, and Facilitators. Academic Medicine, 2019:94(5);701-707.
  • Martin LJ, Turnquist A, Groot B, Huang S, Kok E, Thoma B, van Merrienboer J. Exploring the Role of Infographics for Summarizing Medical Literature. Health Professions Education, 2019:5;48-57.
  • Batta R, Carey R, Sasbrink-Harkema MA, Oyedokun TO, Lim HJ, Stempien J. Equality of care between First Nations and non-First Nations patients in Saskatoon emergency departments. CJEM, 2019:21(1);111-119.
  • Adler JR, Chan TM, Blain JB, Thoma B, Atkinson P. #OpenAccess: Free online, open access crowdsource reviewed publishing is the future; traditional peer-reviewed journals are on the way out. CJEM, 2019:21(1);11-14.
  • Ting DK, Thoma B, Luckett-Gatopoulos S, Thomas A, Syed S, Bravo M, Zaver F, Purdy E, Kwok ESH, Chan TM. CanadieM: Accessing an online community of practice to create a Canadian national medical education institution. Academic Emergency Medicine: Education and Training 2019:3(1);86-91

2018

  • Lemprecht H, Lemke G, van Hoving D, Kruger T, Wallis L. Poor return on investment: Investigating the barriers that cause low credentialing yields in a resource-limited clinical ultrasound training program. International Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2018:11(1);11.
  • De Haan S, Lemprecht H, Howlett MK, Fraser J, Sohi D, Adisehh A, Atkinson PR. A comparison of work stressors in higher and lower resourced emergency medicine health settings. CJEM, 2018:20(5);713-720.
  • Atkinson, PR, Milne J, Diegelmann L, Lamprecht H, Stander M, Lussier D, Pham C, Henneberry R, Fraser JM, Howlett MK, Mekwan J, Ramrattan B, Middleton J, van Hoving LR, Peach M, Taylor L, Dahn T, Hurley S, MacSween K, Richardson LR, Stoica G, Hunter S, Olszynski PA, Lewis DA. Does point-of-care ultrasonography improve clinical outcomes in emergency department patients with undifferentiated hypotension? An international randomized controlled trial from the SHoC-ED investigators. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 2018:72(4);478-489.
  • Koh JJ-K Why did the doctor call? Patient Education and Counseling, 2018:101;1506-1507.
  • Goodridge D, Martyniuk S, Stempien J. At risk for emotional harm in the Emergency Department: Older adult patients’ and caregivers’ experiences, strategies, and recommendations. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine,2018:4;1-9.
  • Bell C, Prokopchuk-Gauk O, Cload B, Stirling A, Davis PJ. Optimal accuracy of massive transfusion protocol activation: The clinician’s view, Cureus 10(12): e3688
  • Chaplin T, Egan R, Cofie N, Gu JJ, McColl T, Thoma B. The Implementation of a Multi-institutional Multidisciplinary Simulation-based Resuscitation Skills Training Curriculum. Cureus - Archives of Scholarship in Simulation and Educational Techniques, 2018:10(11);e3593.
  • Huang S, Martin LJ, Yeh CH, Chin A, Murray H, Sanderson WB, Mohindra R, Chan TM, Thoma B. The effect of infographic promotion on research dissemination and readership: a randomized control trial. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2018:20(6);826-833.
  • Thoma B, Chan T, Kapur P, Sifford D, Siemens M, Paddock M, Ankel F, Grock A, Lin M. The Social Media Index as an indicator of quality for emergency medicine blogs: A METRIQ Study. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 2018:72(6);696-702.
  • Poonja Z,O'Brien P, Cross E, Bryce R, Dance E, Jaggi P, Krentz J, Thoma B. Sleep and Exercise in Emergency Medicine residents: An Observational Pilot Study Exploring the Utility of Wearable Activity Monitors for Monitoring Wellness. Cureus 2018:10(7);e2973.
  • Sawa J, Green R, Thoma B, Erdogan E, Davis PJ.  Risk factors for adverse outcomes in older adults with blunt chest trauma: a systematic review. CJEM, 2018:20(4);615-622.
  • Murnaghan A, Weersink K, Thoma B, Koch A, Chan TM. A Writer’s Guide to Education Scholarship in Emergency Medicine: Systematic Reviews and the Scholarship of Integration (Part 4). CJEM, 2018:20(4);626-633.
  • Chan TM, Jo D, Shih AW, Bhagirath VC, Castelluci LA, Yeh C, Thoma B, Tseng EK, Hogg K.. The Massive Online Needs Assessment (MONA) to inform the development of an emergency hematology educational blog series. Perspectives in Medical Education, 2018:7(3);219-223.
  • Thoma B, Sebok-Syer SS, Colmers-Gray I, Sherbino J, Ankel F, Trueger NS, Grock A, Siemens M, Paddock M, Purdy E, Milne WK, Chan TM. (2018). Quality Evaluation Scores Are No More Reliable Than Gestalt in Evaluating the Quality of Emergency Medicine Blogs: A METRIQ Study. Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 2018:3(30); 294-302.
  • Atkinson P, Olszynski P, Chenkin J, Kim DJ, Hall G. CJEM Debate Series: #PoCUS-All Physicians Practicing Emergency Medicine Should be Competent in the Use of Point-Of-Care Ultrasound. CJEM, 2018:20(3):325-333.
  • Hall AK, Hagel C, Chan TM, Thoma B, Murnaghan A, Bhanji F. The Writer’s Guide to Education Scholarship in Emergency Medicine: Education Innovations (Part 3). CJEM, 2018:20(3):463-470.
  • De Wit K, Curren J, Thoma B, Dowling S, Lang E, Kuljic N, Perry J, Morrison L. Review of Implementation Strategies to Change Health Care Provider Behaviour in the Emergency Department. CJEM. 2018;20(3),453-460.
  • Chan TM, Sebok-Syer S, Thoma B, Wise A, Sherbino J, Pusic M. Learning Analytics in Medical Education Assessment: The Past, The Present, and The Future. Academic Emergency Medicine: Education and Training 2018;2(2);178-187.
  • Thoma B, Brazil V, Spurr J, Palaganas J, Eppich W, Grant V, Cheng A. Establishing a virtual community of practice in simulation: the value of social media. Simulation in Healthcare. 2018:13(2):124-130.
  • Pollman AS, Bailey JG, Davis PJ, Johnson PJ. Antibiotic utilization among older adults on an acute care general surgery service. Canadian Journal of Surgery 2017:60(6);388-393.
  • Olszynski P, Kim D, Chenkin J, Rang L (2018). The Core Emergency Ultrasound Curriculum Project: A Report from the Curriculum Working Group of the CAEP Emergency Ultrasound Committee. CJEM 2018:20(2);176-182.
  • Woods R, Chan T, Thoma B, Sherbino J (2018). Education Scholarship in Canadian Emergency Medicine: The Past, Present, and Future. CJEM 2018:20(2);164-166.
  • Chan T, Ting DK, Hall AK, Murnaghan A, Thoma B, McEwen J, Yarris LM (2018). A Writer’s Guide to Education Scholarship: Qualitative Education Scholarship (Part 2). CJEM 2018:20(2);284-292.
  • Lo A, Shappell E, Rosenberg H, Thoma B, Ahn J, Trueger NS, Chan TM. Four Strategies to Find, Evaluate, and Engage with Online Resources in Emergency Medicine. CJEM 2018:20(2);293-299.
  • Thoma B, Murray H, Huang S, Milne WK, Martin LJ, Bond CM, Mohindra R, Chin A, Yeh CH, Sanderson WB, Chan TM. The Impact of Social Media Promotion with Infographics and Podcasts on Research Dissemination and Readership. CJEM 2018: 20(2);300-306.
  • Bajaj K, Meguerdichian M, Thoma B, Huang S, Eppich W, Cheng A. (2018). The PEARLS Healthcare Debriefing Tool. Academic Medicine 2018:93(2);336.
  • Trueger NS, Bokarius, A, Carrol S, April MD, Thoma B. Impact of a Physician-Led Social Media Sharing Program on a Medical Journal’s Web Traffic. Journal of the American College of Radiology 2018:15(1);184-189.
  • Chan TM, Stukus D, Leppink J, Duque L, Bigham BL, Mehta N, Thoma B. Social Media and the 21st-century Scholar: How you can harness social media to amplify your career. Journal of the American College of Radiology 2018:15(1);142-148.
  • Thoma B, Camorlinga P, Chan TM, Koch A, Murnaghan A, Sherbino S. (2018). A Writer’s Guide to Education Scholarship: Quantitative Methodologies for Medical Education Research (Part 1). CJEM 2018:20(1):125-131.
  • Chan TM, Trueger NS, Roland D & Thoma B. (2018). Evidence-Based Medicine in the Era of Social Media: Scholarly Engagement via Participation and Engagement. CJEM 2018:20(1):3-8.
  • Kapur P, Baimel M, Chenkin J. Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Pseudoaneurysm Diagnosed with Point-of-Care Ultrasound in the Emergency Department. CJEM 2018:20(5);798-801

2017

  • Shappell E, Chan TM, Thoma B, Trueger NS, Stuntz B, Cooney R, Ahn J. (2017). Crowdsourced Curriculum Development for Online Medical Education. Cureus 2017: 9(12):e1925.
  • Davis PJ, Butler B, Magee K, Thoma, B, Nickson C, Truger NS. How robust are studies in the ABEM Maintenance of Certification LLS? An examination of fragility and bias of included RCTs. AEME&T 2017: 1(4):280-286.
  • Frank JR, Cheung WJ, Sherbino J, Primavesi R, Woods RA, Bandiera G, LeBlanc C. CAEP 2016 Academic Symposium: How to have an impact as an emergency medicine educator and scholar. CJEM. 2017: 19:16-21.
  • Woods RA, Artz JD, Carriere B, Field S, Huffman J, Dong SL, Bhanji F, Yiu S, Smith S, Mengual R, Hicks C, Frank J. CAEP 2016 Academic Symposium on scholarship: Training our future clinician educators in emergency medicine. CJEM. 2017: 19:1-8.
  • Osborn M, Cooney R, Gottlieb M, Chan T, Brown A, King A, Tobias A, Thoma B. Academic Primer Series: Key Papers about Teaching with Technology. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2017:18(4):729-736.
  • Thoma B, Sebok-Syer S, Krishnan K, Siemens M, Trueger NS, Colmers-Grey I, Woods RA, Petrusa E, Chan TM. Individual gestalt is insufficient for the evaluation of quality in medical education blogs: A METRIQ Study. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2017:70(3):394-401.
  • Thoma B, Paddock M, Purdy E, Sherbino J, Milne K, Siemens M, Petrusa E, Chan TM. Leveraging a virtual community of practice to participate in a survey-based study: A description of the METRIQ Study methodology. Academic Emergency Medicine: Education and Training. 2017: 1(2):110-113.
  • Betz M, Stempien J, Trivedi S, Bryce R. A Determination of Emergency Department Pre-Triage Times With Comparison to Published Guidelines of Triage Wait Times. CJEM. 2017:19(4):265-270.
  • Sullivan E, Fuller D, Paterson QS, Huffman S, Challa S, Woods R. Emergency Physicians as human billboards for injury prevention: A randomized controlled trial. CJEM. 2016:15:1-8
  • Stiell IG, Artz JD, Lang ES, Sherbino J, Morrison LJ, Christenson J, Perry JJ, Topping C, Woods R, Green RS, Lim R, Magee K, Foote J, Meckler G, Mensour M, Field S, Cheung B, Kuuskne M, Ducharme J, Klein V, McEwen J. An Environmental Scan of Academic Emergency Medicine at the 17 Canadian Medical Schools: Why Does this Matter to Emergency Physicians? CJEM. 2017:19(1):39-46.
  • Chan TM, Thoma B, Hall AK, Murnagham A, Ting DK, Hagel C, Weersink K, Camorlinga P, McEwen J, Bhanji B, Sherbino J. CAEP 2016 Academic Symposium: A Writer’s Guide to Key Steps in Producing Quality Medical Education Scholarship. CJEM 2017:19(1):S9-15.
  • Thoma B, Gottlieb M, Boysen-Osborn M, King A, Quinn A, Krzyzaniak, Pineda N, Yarris LM, Chan T. (2017). Curated Collections for Educators: Five Key Papers about Program Evaluation. Cureus 9(5): e1224.
  • Krishnan K, Thoma B, Trueger S, Lin M, Chan T. Gestalt assessment of online educational resources may not be sufficiently reliable and consistent. Perspectives in Medical Education 2017:6;91.
  • Lin K, Chan K, Mohindra R, Milne K, Thoma B, & Bond C. SGEM Hot off the Press: Computer Provider Order Entry (CPOE) and Emergency Department Flow. CJEM 2017:19(2);147-153.
  • Sidalak D, Purdy E, Luckett-Gatopoulos S, Murray H, Thoma B & Chan T. Coached Peer Review: Developing the Next Generation of Authors and Reviewers. Academic Medicine 2017;92(2):201-204.
  • McKenna P, Thoma B, Milne K & Bond C. (in-press). SGEM Hot off the press: Ultrasound During Critical Care Simulation: A Randomized Crossover Study. CJEM 2017;19(1):50-54.

(Only abstracts published in the past five years are listed below)

 Peer Reviewed Abstracts

2023

  • Gilbride P, Woods, R, Bresserer F, Carey A single day disaster medicine curriculum for an emergency medicine residency program. CAEP/ACMU 2023 Scientific Abstracts. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2023: 25(1): S24.
  • Savard S, Davis Rural trauma outcomes in Saskatchewan CAEP/ACMU 2023 Scientific Abstracts. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2023: 25(1): S26.
  • Nair R, Mondal P, Trivedi S, Moulton K, Stempien J, Oyedokun T. Optimizing ED return visits for ultrasound imaging: a quality improvement initiative. CAEP/ACMU 2023 Scientific Abstracts. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2023: 25(1): 
  • Trivedi S, Peterson K, Paterson Q, Woods R. Development, implementation and evaluation of a novel quality improvement and patient safety curriculum in an emergency medicine residency training program. CAEP/ACMU 2023 Scientific Abstracts. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2023: 25(1):
  • Woods R, Spadafore M, Yilmaz Y, Rally V, Russell M, Thoma B, Singh S, Monteiro S, Pardhan A, Martin L, Chan T. ‘Your comment is not as helpful as it could be…do you still want to submit?’ Using natural language processing to identify the quality of supervisor narrative comments in competency based medical education. CAEP/ACMU 2023 Scientific Abstracts. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2023: 25(1): 
  • Elder J, Boutin S, Davis P, Oyedokun T, Sothilingham N. Epidemiology and outcomes for level 1 and 2 traumas during the first wave of COVID19 in a Canadian centre. CAEP/ACMU 2023 Scientific Abstracts. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2023: 25(1): 
  • Kinnin J, van Duydendyk A, Nair R, Ismaeel R, Mondal P, Trivedi S, Oyedokun T. Can our patients get follow-up? Evaluating emergency department patients’ access to primary care follow-up after emergency department discharge. CAEP/ACMU 2023 Scientific Abstracts. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2023: 25(1): 

2022

  • Davis P, Rosychuk R, Hau J, Cheng I, McCrae A, Daoust R, Lanf E, Turner J, Khangura J, Fok P. Diagnostic yield of screening for SARS-CoV-2 among patients admitted with an alternate diagnoses. CAEP/ACMU 2022 Scientific Abstracts. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2022: 23(S1): S10.
  • Muftah A, Oyedokum T, Stempien J, Goodridge D, Watson E, Kapur P. Communication between consultants providing advice and referring physicians—a scoping review. CAEP/ACMU 2022 Scientific Abstracts. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2022: 23(S1):
  • Abolhassani S, Ferguson J, Stempien J, Oyedokum T. Hepatitis B immune status of healthcare workers presenting to the emergency department for assessment after blood or body fluid exposure CAEP/ACMU 2022 Scientific Abstracts. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2022: 23(S1):
  • Islam E, Wu D, Goodridge D, Oyedoukun T, Stempien J. Interpreter language services in emergency departments: A crosssectional survey evaluating their use and perceptions by ED physicians and residents. CAEP/ACMU 2022 Scientific Abstracts. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2022: 23(S1): S73.
  • Ghavami K, Mondal P, Davis Exploring emergency department referrals for an ‘‘abnormal lab value’’. CAEP/ACMU 2022 Scientific Abstracts. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2022: 23(S1): S76.

 2021

  • Moustapha A, Mah A, Leach A, Roberts L, Kaban G, Zimmermann R, Orvold J, Shavadia J, Martin L. Can ED chest pain patients with intermediate HEART scores be managed as outpatients? CAEP/ACMU 2021 Scientific Abstracts. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2021: 23(S1): S27.
  • Woods R, Singh S, Thoma B, Patocka C, Cheung W, Monteiro S, Chan T. Building validity evidence for the QuAL (Quality of Assessment for Learning) score as a measure of the quality of narrative comments in Competency Based Medical Education. CAEP/ACMU 2021 Scientific Abstracts. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2021: 23(S1):
  • Koh J, Malczewska M, Doyle-Waters M, Moe J. Treatment of alcohol withdrawal syndrome in the emergency department: a rapid review. CAEP/ACMU 2021 Scientific Abstracts. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2021: 23(S1):
  • Paterson Q, Alrimawi H, Sample S, Bouwsema M, Anjum O, Vincent M, Woods R, Cheung W, Hall A, Martin L, Chan T. Examining enablers and barriers to EPA acquisition using the theoretical domains framework: a qualitative framework analysis study. CAEP/ACMU 2021 Scientific Abstracts. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2021: 23(S1):
  • Abolhassani S, Durr K, Mela M, Stempien J, Watson E, Oyedokun T. Law enforcement personnel in the emergency department: a scoping review. CAEP/ACMU 2021 Scientific Abstracts. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2021: 23(S1):
  • Butcher J, Smith M, Roberts L, Ellis B. Diagnostic yield of head computerized tomography in elderly emergency department patients with possible delirium: a retrospective chart review CAEP/ACMU 2021 Scientific Abstracts. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2021: 23(S1):
  • Muftah A, Kapur P, Stempien J, Oyedokun T. Exploring communication between consultants and referring physicians: a qualitative study. CAEP/ACMU 2021 Scientific Abstracts. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2021: 23(S1): S68
  • Radomske D, Thoma, B, Scheirer O, Carey, R. CRACKCast: a model for best practices in free open access medical education. CAEP/ACMU 2021 Scientific Abstracts. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2021: 23(S1):
  • Thoma B, Yilmaz Y, Carey R, Bandi V, Wang S, Mondal D, Woods R, Chan T. Developing a dashboard for faculty development in competencybased training programs: a design-based research project. CAEP/ACMU 2021 Scientific Abstracts. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2021: 23(S1):
  • Tolmie A, Tan A, Chin A, Chan T. Gender equity in academic medicine: a review of expert generated top emergency medicine studies. CAEP/ACMU 2021 Scientific Abstracts. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2021: 23(S1): S75

2020

  • Dinh A, Baylis J, Thoma B, Chaplin T, Petrosoniak A, Caners K, Hall A, C Heyd C, Chan T. MP27: Using a massive online needs assessment to guide the evolution of the EM Sim Cases website. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(S1): S52.
  • Ellis B, Melady D, Foster N, Sinha S, Lau V, Saraga S, McLeod SL. LO58: Using volunteers to improve the experience of older patients in the emergency department. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(S1): S28-S29.
  • Wong M, Woo M, Cheung W, Pageau P, Olszynski P, Lewis D. P002: Minimum archiving requirements for emergency medicine point-of-care ultrasound: a modified Delphi-derived national consensus. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(S1): S65.
  • Dunfield R, Ross P, Keyes C, Fraser J, Lewis D, Boreskie P, Pham C, Alrobaian SA, Scheuermeyer F, Lamprecht H, Stander M, Henneberry R, Sibley A, Atkinson P. A feasibility analysis for successful completion of IVC ultrasound in hypotensive emergency department patients. Canadian Journal ofEmergency Medicine, 2020; 22(S1), S62.
  • Dunfield R, Ross P, Keyes C, Fraser J, Lewis D, Boreskie P, Pham C, Alrobaian SA, Scheuermeyer F, Lamprecht H, Stander M, Henneberry R, Sibley A, Atkinson P. A feasibility analysis for successful completion of IVC ultrasound in hypotensive emergency department patients. Canadian Journal ofEmergency Medicine, 2020; 22(S1), S62.
  • Tastad K, Koh JGoodridge D, Stempien J, Oyedokun T. What Happens To John Doe? Unidentified Patients In The Emergency Department: A Retrospective Chart Review. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(S1): S71.
  • Jamil M,Malik R, Goodridge D, Stempien J, Oyedokun T, Trauma Experiences Of Rural Practitioners: A Self Assessment. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(S1): S93.
  • Tolmie A, Erker R, Donauer A, Sullivan E, Graham TOyedokun T. Feasibility of a Nurse-Led Smoking Cessation Intervention In The Emergency Department. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(S1): S70.

2019

  • Vaillancourt C, Charette M, Cyr K, Hodges S, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Dainty K, Morrison L, Jenneson S, Tallon J, Segal E, Sibley A, Measham J, Thoma B, Allain D. (2019/5). National Survey of 9-1-1 Ambulance Communication Centers’ Resources Related to Prehospital Recognition of Agonal Breathing and Cardiac Arrest. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, Moderated Poster.
  • Chaplin T, Thoma B, Petrosoniak A, Caners K, McColl T, Dakin C, Deshaies J-F, Forristal C, Fotheringham M, Mastoras G, Ha D, Holm N, Huffman J, Lonergan A-M, O’Brien M, Paradis M-R, Raymond-Dufresne E, Sowers N, Stern E, Hall AK. (2019/5). Simulation-based research in emergency medicine in Canada: priorities and perspectives. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, Lightning Oral.
  • Forristal C, Russell E, McColl T, Petrosoniak A, Mastoras G, Caners K, Thoma B, Szulewski A, Huffman J, Dakin C, Chaplin T, Woolfrey K, Hall AK. (2019/5). Simulation in the continuing professional development of Canadian academic emergency physicians – a national survey. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, Lightning Oral.
  • Wakeling S, Thoma B, Chan T (2019/5). The CanadiEM Junior Editor Program: a quantitative study and program evaluation. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, Lightning Oral.
  • Stoneham E, Witt L, Paterson Q, Thoma B(2019/5). The development of Entrustable Professional Activity reference cards to support the implementation of Competence by Design in emergency medicine. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, Poster.
  • Paterson Q, Hartmann R, Woods R, Thoma B(2019/5). Giving medical students what they deserve – a rigorous, equitable and defensible CaRMS selection process. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, Moderated Poster.

Terms of Reference for SEMAC Research Grants

Objectives & Description:
Funding for the SEMAC Research Grants program is made available from the Department Head’s Discretionary Fund. The goals of the SEMAC Research Grant program are to:

  1. Promote Emergency Medicine (EM) Research in non-academic centres
  2. Support research projects conducted by EM physicians and residents who require funding to undertake pilot studies or initial research that will lead to the development of a research program
  3. Support EM physicians and residents who require funding to complete their required research project,
  1. Improve the quality of research projects conducted by emergency medicine physicians and residents

Eligibility:

EM and family medicine residents, allied health professionals, and any physician providing emergency care in rural or regional hospitals are eligible to apply for SEMAC Research Grants.

Application:
Applications for SEMAC Research Grants should include:

  1. A <500 word abstract outlining the background, hypothesis, and methodology of the proposed research
  2. An outline of any additional research projects that are planned or anticipated to be conducted in the future as part of the same research agenda
  3. A detailed budget outlining the anticipated costs of the research project

Application Deadline & Submission:
Applications shall be submitted via email no later than midnight of March 27, 2021.

Evaluation:
The available funds will be awarded through a competitive process on an annual basis. The evaluation committee made up of: 1) The emergency medicine research director, 2) The Department of emergency medicine head 3) a resident delegate of the FRCPC emergency medicine program, and 4) a resident delegate of the CCFP emergency medicine program. Evaluation committee members listed as collaborators on any of the applications will not participate in the assessment of their own project.

This committee will meet annually at SEMAC to rank the applications and determine the amount of funding that should be awarded. Each project will be ranked for funding based on the following criteria:

  1. Viability of the research project as presented in the application
  2. Likelihood of the research project developing into a multi-study research agenda
  3. Necessity of funding for the research project to be completed

Value:
Proposals may be submitted for up to $3,000. After review of the applications and their detailed budgets the evaluation committee reserves the right to award less than the maximal award value to selected projects. All funding will be directed towards expenses that enable the research to be completed. Grant funds may not be used to fund travel, conference registration costs, or the salaries/stipends of the investigators. Grant funds may be used to hire research support staff (e.g. a statistician or methodologist) who are not study investigators and will not be listed as authors on resulting manuscripts.

Duration:
It is expected that the preliminary or final results of all funded projects will be presented in a poster format at the SEMAC conference the year after they are awarded. It is hoped that copies of a published manuscript will be made available to SEMAC delegates 2-3 years after they are awarded.

 

 

Faculty Development

We include a faculty development session as part of our annual research day. Here are the links to past sessions:

Getting Your Project Across the Finish Line

Making the Most of Chart Reviews and other Retrospective Studies

We have been hosting Faculty Development Workshops for the past 3 years with the goal of improving clinical teaching in Emergency Medicine.  Here are some links to summaries of the sessions in past years:

Publish your research
Making the most of chart reviews
Teaching clinical reasoning
Teaching Trainees at different levels in the ED
Failure to fail trainees: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
Requesting consultations
Delivering a great presentation in medicine
What is CANMEDS and how do I teach it
Tips for teaching in a busy ED
Tips for better assessment
The learner in difficulty
Giving effective feedback
Teaching clinical reasoning
Diagnosing the learner

We include a faculty development session as part of our annual research day. Here are the links to past sessions:

Department Blog

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Contacts

Dr. James Stempien
BSc, MD, FCFP, CCFP-EM, CCPE
Provincial Head

Sherri Duggan
Executive Assistant to Dr. James Stempien
2646 Royal University Hospital
Phone: (306) 844-1066
Email: sherri.duggan@usask.ca

Harold Shiffman
Manager
Phone: (306) 844-1172
Email: harold.shiffman@usask.ca

Dr. Joanna Smith
Emergency Medicine Pre-Clerkship Coordinator

Dr. Schaana Van De Kamp
Emergency Medicine Rotation Coordinator

Dr. Desiree Rouleau
CCFP-EM Site Coordinator

Dr. Paul Olszynski
Director, ED Ultrasound

Leah Chomyshen
Program Administrator
Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program
2646 Royal University Hospital
Phone: (306) 655-1446
Fax: (306) 655-6320
Email: leah.chomyshen@usask.ca

Deanna Goring
Administrative Assistant
2646 Royal University Hospital
Email: deanna.goring@usask.ca

Dr. Rob Woods
FRCPC-EM Program Director

Dr. Lynsey Martin
FRCPC-EM Assistant Program Director

Dr. Quinten Paterson
FRCPC-EM Assistant Program Director

Dr. Rob Woods & Dr. Paul Olszynski
Research Directors

Julie Hunter
Program Administrator
Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program
2732 Royal University Hospital
Phone: (306) 844-1158
Fax: (306) 655-6320
Email: julie.hunter@usask.ca

Dr. Tracy Wilson
EM Research Coordinator
Phone: (306) 655-2810
Fax: (306) 655-6320
Email: tracy.wilson@usask.ca

Dr. Bijhan Ebrahim
Emergency Medicine Rotation Coordinator

Dr. Sheila Smith
CCFP-EM Program Director

Dr. Jessica Cowan
CCFP-EM Site Coordinator

Ann Finch
Emergency Medicine Education Administrative Assistant
Email: amf554@mail.usask.ca

Dr. Matt Parsons
Emergency Medicine Rotation Coordinator

Dr. Cobus Van Der Merwe
Emergency Medicine Rotation Coordinator

Nicole Toutant
Emergency Medicine Education Administrative Assistant
Email: nicole.toutant@usask.ca