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Dr. Brent Thoma MSc, MD, FRCPC, MA Faculty, Emergency Medicine

About Dr. Brent Thoma

Dr. Brent Thoma was one of the first two graduates of the University of Saskatchewan's FRCPC emergency medicine residency program. He studies medical simulation, online educational resources, and technology-enhanced learning.

Education
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons - Emergency Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
Master of Science in Health Professions Education, Center for Interprofessional Studies and Innovation, Massachusetts General Hospital Institute
Medical Simulation Fellowship, Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts General Hospital
Master of Arts in Leadership, School of Leadership Studies, Royal Roads University
Doctor of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan

Awards and Grants

2018       Young Educator Award, The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada
2015       Robert Maudsley Fellowship for Studies in Medical Education, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
2015       Top Abstract, University of Saskatchewan Emergency Medicine Program Resident Research Day
2014       Kristin Sivertz Resident Leadership Award, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
2013       FRCPC Resident Leadership Award, Canadian Association of Emergency Medicine

Teaching

Faculty Appointments
Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine

 

Selected Publications

  • Davis P, Butler M, Magee K, Thoma B, Nickson C, Trueger NS. (in-press). How robust are studies in the ABEM Maintenance of Certification LLS? An examination of fragility and bias of included RCTs. Academic Emergency Medicine: Education and Training.
  • Bajaj K, Meguerdichian M, Thoma B, Huang S, Eppich W, Cheng A. (in-press). The PEARLS Healthcare Debriefing Tool. Academic Medicine.
  • Murnaghan A, Weersink K, Thoma B, Koch A, Chan TM. (in-press). A Writer’s Guide to Education Scholarship in Emergency Medicine: Systematic Reviews and the Scholarship of Integration (Part 4). Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine.
  • Hall AK, Hagel C, Chan TM, Thoma B, Murnaghan A, Bhanji F. (in-press). A Writer’s Guide to Education Scholarship in Emergency Medicine: Education Innovations (Part 3). Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine.
  • Chan TM, Ting DK, Hall AK, Murnaghan, Thoma B, McEwen J, Yarris LM. (online). A Writer’s Guide to Education Scholarship: Qualitative Education Scholarship (Part 2). Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine.
  • Thoma B, Camorlinga P, Chan TM, Koch A, Murnaghan A, Sherbino S. (online). A Writer’s Guide to Education Scholarship: Quantitative Methodologies for Medical Education Research (Part 1). Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine.
  • Osborn M, Cooney R, Gottlieb M, Chan T, Brown A, King A, Tobias A, Thoma B. (online). Academic Primer Series: Key Papers about Teaching with Technology. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine.
  • Chan TM, Trueger NS, Roland D & Thoma B. (online). Evidence-Based Medicine in the Era of Social Media: Scholarly Engagement via Participation and Engagement: Scholarly Engagement via Participation and Engagement. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine.
  • Thoma B, Sebok-Syer S, Krishnan K, Siemens M, Trueger NS, Colmers-Grey I, Woods RA, Petrusa E, Chan TM. (online) Individual gestalt is insufficient for the evaluation of quality in medical education blogs: A METRIQ Study. Annals of Emergency Medicine.
  • Chan TM, Thoma B, Hall AK, Murnagham A, Ting DK, Hagel C, Weersink K, Camorlinga P, McEwen J, Bhanji B, Sherbino J. (2017). CAEP 2016 Academic Symposium: A Writer’s Guide to Key Steps in Producing Quality Medical Education Scholarship. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 19(S1), S9-S15.
  • 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.
  • Thoma B, Paddock M, Purdy E, Sherbino J, Milne K, Siemens M, Petrusa E, Chan TM. (2017). 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, 1(2),110-113.
  • Lin K, Chan K, Mohindra R, Milne K Thoma B, & Bond C. (2017). SGEM Hot off the Press: Computer Provider Order Entry (CPOE) and Emergency Department Flow. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 19(2), 147-153.
  • Krishnan K, Thoma B, Trueger S, Lin M, Chan T. (2017). Gestalt assessment of online educational resources may not be sufficiently reliable and consistent. Perspectives in Medical Education, 6, 91.
  • Sidalak D, Purdy E, Luckett-Gatopoulos S, Murray H, Thoma B & Chan T. (2017). Coached Peer Review: Developing the Next Generation of Authors and Reviewers. Academic Medicine, 92(2), 201-204.
  • McKenna P, Thoma B, Milne K & Bond C. (2017). SGEM Hot off the Press: Ultrasound During Critical Care Simulation: A Randomized Crossover Study. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 19(1), 50-54.
  • Dimitri D, Gubert A, Miller AM, Thoma B & Chan T. (2016). A Quantitative Study on Anonymity and Professionalism within an Online Free Open Access Medical Education Community. Cureus, 8(9), e788.
  • Purdy E, Thoma B, Milne K & Bond C. (2016). SGEM Hot off the press: Hypertonic Saline in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury; A systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 18(5), 379-384.
  • Chan T, Thoma B, Krishnan K, Lin M, Carpenter CR, Astin M & Kulasegaram K for the METRIQ Study Collaborators. (2016). The derivation of two simplified critical appraisal scores for use by trainees to evaluate online educational resources: A METRIQ Study. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, 17(5), 574-584.
  • Luckett-Gatopoulos S, Thoma B, Milne K & Bond C. (2016). SGEM Hot off the press: Regional Nerve Blocks for Hip and Femoral Neck Fractures: A Systematic Review. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 18(4), 296-300.
  • Paterson QS, Thoma B, Lin M & Chan T. (2015). A systematic review and qualitative analysis to determine quality indicators for medical education blogs and podcasts. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 7(4), 549-554.
  • Paterson QS, Lin M, Thoma B & Chan TM. (2015). The Quality Checklists for Health Professions Blogs and Podcasts. The Winnower, 2:e144720.08769.
  • Chan TM, Luckett-Gatopoulos S & Thoma B. (2015). Commentary on Competency-based Medical Education and Scholarship: Creating an Active Academic Culture during Residency. Perspectives in Medical Education, 4(5), 214-217.
  • Lin M, Thoma B, Trueger NS, Ankel F, Sherbino J & Chan T. (2015). Quality indicators for blogs and podcasts used in medical education: Modified Delphi consensus recommendations by an international cohort of health professions educators. Postgraduate Medical Journal, 91(1080), 546-550.
  • Thoma B, Chan TM, Paterson QS, Milne K, Sanders JL & Lin M. (2015). Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Blogs and Podcasts: Establishing an International Consensus on Quality. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 66(4), 396-402.
  • Trueger NS, Thoma B, Hsu CH, Sullivan D, Peters L & Lin M. (2015). The Altmetric Score: A New Measure for Article-level Dissemination and Impact. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 66(5), 549-553.
  • Thoma B, Mohindra R & Woods RA. (2015). Enhanced Training in Emergency Medicine: The Search and Application Process. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 17(5), 565-585.
  • Raine T, Thoma B, Chan T & Lin M. (2015). FOAMSearch.net: A custom search engine for emergency medicine and critical care. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 27(4): 363-365.
  • Thoma B, Hayden E, Wong N, Sanders JL, Malin G & Gordon J. (2015). Intrinsic Motivation of Preclinical Medical Students Participating in High-fidelity Mannequin Simulation. BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning, 1(1):19-23.
  • Chan T, Thoma B, Radecki R, Topf J, Woo H, Kao L, Cochrane A, Hiremath S & Lin M. (2015). 10 Steps for setting up an Online Journal Club. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Profession, 35(2):148–154.
  • Chan T, Thoma B & Lin M. (2015). Creating, Curating, and Sharing Lessons in Online Professional Development: The Medical Education in Cases Series Experience. Academic Medicine, 90(6), 785-789.
  • Thoma B. Personal Reflections on Exploring Social Media in Medicine. (2015). International Review of Psychiatry, 27(2), 161-166.
  • Thoma B, Sanders JL, Lin M, Paterson QS, Steeg J, Chan TM. (2015). The Social Media Index: Measuring the impact of emergency medicine and critical care websites. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, 16(2), 242-249.
  • Thoma B, Mohindra R, Artz J & Chan T. (2015). CJEM and the changing landscape of medical education and knowledge translation. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 17(2), 184-187.
  • Purdy E, Thoma B, Bednarczyk J, Migneault D & Sherbino J. (2015). The use of free online educational resources by Canadian emergency medicine residents and program directors. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 17(2), 101-106.
  • Thoma B, Chan T, Desouza N & Lin M. (2015). Implementing peer review at an emergency medicine blog: bridging the gap between educators and clinical experts. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 17(2), 188-191.
  • Thoma B, Poitras J, Penciner R, Sherbino J, Holroyd, B. & Woods RA. (2015). Administration and leadership competencies: Establishment of a national consensus for emergency medicine. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 17(2), 107-114.
  • Weingart S & Thoma B. (2015). The online hierarchy of needs: A beginner’s guide to medical social media and FOAM. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 27(1), 5.
  • Thoma B, Chan T, Benitez J & Lin M. (2014). Educational Scholarship in the Digital Age: A Scoping Review and Analysis of Scholarly Products, The Winnower 1:e141827.76331.
  • Saxena A, Desanghere L, Thoma B, Rajasekaran S, Kinloch M & Stauffer A. (2014). Developing Competent Leaders: Insights from Chief Residents on Leadership Challenges and Strategies for Success. Journal of Health Administration Education, 31(2), 135-145.
  • Thoma B, Rolston D & Lin M. (2014). Global Emergency Medicine Journal Club: Social Media Responses to the March 2014 Annals of Emergency Medicine Journal Club on Targeted Temperature Management. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 64(2), 207-212.
  • Thoma B, Joshi N, Trueger NS, Chan TM & Lin M. (2014). Five strategies to effectively utilize online resources in emergency medicine. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 64(4), 392-395.
  • Cadogan M, Thoma B, Chan TM & Lin M. (2014). Free Open Access Meducation (FOAM): The rise of emergency medicine and critical care blogs and podcasts: 2002-2013. Emergency Medicine Journal, 31, e76-77.
  • Thoma B. (2009). The other side of the speculum. Canadian Family Physician, 55, 1112.
  • Thoma B. Grover V & Shoker A. (2006). Prevalence of Weight Gain in patients with better Renal Transplant function. Clinical Nephrology 65(6), 408-414.