College of Medicine


Quinten is an Emergency Medicine Physician, Clinician Educator, and Program Director of the Royal College Emergency Medicine Residency Program. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Medical Education degree through the University of Dundee.

Selected Publications

Articles Published in Peer Reviewed Journals

Paterson QS, Hartmann R, Woods R, Martin LJ, Thoma B. A transparent and defensible process for applicant selection within a Canadian emergency medicine residency program. CJEM. 2020 Mar;22(2);215-223.

Chan TM, Paterson QS, Hall AK, Zaver F, Woods RA, Hamstra SJ, Stefan A, Ting DK, Thoma B. Outcomes in the age of competency-based medical education: Recommendations for emergency medicine training in Canada from the 2019 symposium of academic emergency physicians. CJEM. 2020 Mar;22(2):204-214.

Stoneham EJ & Witt L, Paterson QS, Martin LJ, Thoma B. (Online). The development of entrustable professional activities reference cards to support the implementation of Competence by Design in emergency medicine. CJEM. 2019 Nov;21(6): 803-806.

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 Apr;21(4):452-54.

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. 2017 Jul;19(4):277-84.

Paterson QS, Thoma B, Milne WK, Lin M, Chan TM. A systematic review and qualitative analysis to determine quality indicators for medical education blogs and podcasts. J Grad Med Educ. 2015 Dec;7(4):549-554.

Colmers IN, Paterson QS, Lin M, Thoma B, Chan TM. The quality checklists for health professions blogs and podcasts. The Winnower [Internet]. 2015 Nov;2:e144720.08769.

Thoma B, Chan TM, Paterson QS, Milne WK, Sanders JL, Lin M. Emergency medicine and critical care blogs and podcasts: establishing an international consensus on quality. Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Oct;66(4):396-402.

Thoma B, Sanders JL, Lin M, Paterson QS, Steeg J, Chan TM. The Social Media index: measuring the impact of emergency medicine and critical care websites. West J of Emerg Med [Internet]. 2015 Mar;16(2):242-9.

Article Published in Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings

Shrestha R, Trask C, Lanovaz J, Paterson Q, Dinh A. Lab-based validation of an occupational kneeling sensor. In: Proceedings of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists 44th Annual Conference; 2013 Oct 8-10; Whistler, BC.
Published eBook Section

Paterson QS, Olszynski P. Student’s Corner Kidneys & Hydronephrosis Anatomy and Physiology [video]. In: Socransky S, Wiss R, editors. Essentials of Point-Of-Care Ultrasound [Internet]. Version 1.3. 2016.

Published Podcasts

Radomske, D., Scheirer, O., & Paterson, Q.S. (2022, April 1). CRACKCast E231 – Genitourinary System. CanadiEM.

Articles Published in Peer Reviewed Blogs

Russell M, Paterson QS. Great evidence in medical education summary (GEMes). In: CAEP GEMeS Section [Internet]. 2020 Jan. Available from

Paterson QS, Witt L, Stoneham EJ, Martin LJ, Thoma B. Resources to support competency-based medical education implementation in emergency medicine. In: CanadiEM [Internet]. 2019 Sep. Available from
Paterson QS, Colmers IN, Lin M, Thoma B, Chan TM. The quality checklists for health professions blogs and podcasts. In: Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM) [Internet]. 2015 Nov. Available from