Dr. Kevin Eva awarded prestigious worldwide prize for analysis in medical training
UBC medication professor Dr. Kevin Eva has been awarded the 2022 Karolinska Institutet Prize for Analysis in Medical Training, recognizing his transformational impression on well being professions training and generations of educators, researchers, learners and sufferers.
The coveted worldwide prize is awarded each two years for analysis that has led to long-term enhancements within the training and coaching of well being professionals.
“Nothing could possibly be extra humbling for me than to have my identify related to the Karolinska Prize,” says Dr. Eva, a professor in UBC’s division of drugs and affiliate director of the college of drugs’s Centre for Well being Training Scholarship (CHES). “I’ve realized immeasurable quantities from each prize winner who got here earlier than me, know numerous others who’re exceptionally deserving, and can obtain the award solely because of the lots of of colleagues, help workers, mentors, college students and household who’ve propped me up.”
All through his profession, Dr. Eva’s analysis has targeted on enhancing decision-making throughout the lifespan of well being skilled coaching, from pupil choice by way of to the upkeep of competency for knowledgeable practitioners.
My broad intention has been to strengthen well being skilled training analysis as a scientific discipline of examine to enhance upon our academic practices and, in so doing, facilitate higher healthcare.”
Dr. Kevin Eva
Greater than a decade in the past, he joined Dr. Glenn Regehr, a professor in UBC’s division of surgical procedure, and the late Dr. Joanna Bates in working to determine CHES — a global famend analysis and training centre at UBC that strives to enhance well being by supporting the tutorial practices of the well being professions.
“My broad intention has been to encourage and help interprofessional, interdisciplinary and worldwide collaboration for the sake of strengthening well being skilled training analysis as a scientific discipline of examine that can enhance upon our academic practices and, in so doing, facilitate higher healthcare,” says Dr. Eva about his work.
For example, Dr. Eva’s work has impacted medical college admissions by introducing a number of mini-interviews as a rigorous course of with which to pick trainees primarily based on their interpersonal expertise. His analysis has additionally superior understanding of medical reasoning, guided enhancements in specialists’ scores of pupil efficiency, and essentially altered how the sector thinks about self-assessment, suggestions and their position in efficiency enchancment.
“Dr. Eva has made great contributions to how well being professionals are educated and educated worldwide,” says Dr. Dermot Kelleher, dean of UBC’s college of drugs and vice-president, well being. “High quality healthcare is rooted in excellence in well being training and coaching. The impression of Dr. Eva’s work has been far-reaching, touching not solely the expertise of learners and educators, however the lives of sufferers in all places.”
In 2008, Dr. Eva turned editor-in-chief of the journal Medical Training. He has consulted broadly across the globe, together with advisory roles for the Nationwide Board of Medical Examiners within the U.S. and Nationwide Well being Companies Training in Scotland, and works extensively with the Medical Council of Canada and School of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.
“Professor Kevin Eva has had an amazing impression on well being career training for the previous 25 years by offering new concepts, views and scientific writing expertise,” says Dr. Sari Ponzer, chair of the prize committee and professor on the Karolinska Institutet. “His work as editor of a number one analysis journal in medical training has had a outstanding impression on well being career researchers the world over, highlighting the significance of scientific rigour.”
Dr. Eva will obtain the award in Stockholm in October 2022. He’s the second recipient of the celebrated award from UBC’s college of drugs, along with Dr. Glenn Regehr who obtained the prize in 2020.
A model of this story initially appeared on the Karolinska Institutet web site.