Department of Surgery
School of Medicine Queen's University
 

Dr Lindsay Davidson

Dr. Lindsay Davidson
 
University Position:
Associate Professor
Chair of Teaching and Learning

Current Appointments:
Clerkship Director
Term 5 Director
Term 2B MSK Course Chair, Faculty of Health Sciences
Attending Staff, Kingston General Hospital
Attending Staff, Hotel Dieu Hospital
Cross-Appointment with Department of Pediatrics


Areas of Clinical Interest:
Paediatric Orthopaedics, Clubfeet

Areas of Research Interest:
Medical Education
Team Based Learning
Active Learning
Collaborative Learning
Technology and Education
 
Contact Information:
Department of Surgery
Kingston General Surgery, Victory 3
Kingston, ON K7L 2V7
Tel: 613.544.9626
Fax: 866-545-1519

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Education and Professional Qualifications:
• MD, University of Toronto, 1986
• MSc, Surgery, Queen's University, Dimensional and Geographical Characteristics of the Glenohumeral Joint
• FRCSC, Orthopaedics Queen's University, 1992 
• Clinical Fellow, Queen's University, 1993
• Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Vanderbilt University, 1994
• International Teaching and Learning Certificate, Queen's University, 2007
• MEd, Queen's University, Educational Innovation in an Undergraduate Medical Course Implementation of a Blended e-Learning, Team-Based Learning Model, 2009
• Canadian Leadership in Medical Education Course, 2010


Professional Memberships:
• American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
• Association for Medical Education in Europe
• Canadian Association for Medical Education
• Ontario Medical Association/Canadian Medical Association
• Ontario Orthopaedic Association
• Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada


Committees:
International
POSNA Orthopaedic Knowledge Online Liaison Committee 
Team Based Learning Collective Education Committee

National
Corresponding Member for the Orthopedic Surgery Board, RCPSC

Provincial
2007 – 2008    CPSO Professionalism Working Group

Faculty
School of Medicine:
  Blood Borne Disease Advisory Group
  Curriculum Advisory Group
  Curriculum Committee
  Curricular Council
  School of Medicine Management Committee
  Phase IIA Committee
  Phase III Committee ~ Chair
  Phase III Examiners Committee ~ Chair
  Undergraduate Surgical Education Committee
  Queen’s Educational Developer’s Network

Departmental
Undergraduate Surgical Education Committee

Previous Committees
School of Medicine:
  Accreditation – Co-chair, Educational sub-committee  (2007)
  Curriculum Renewal Committee
  Division of Orthopaedics Headship Committee (2008)
  Evaluations Committee
  Medical Education Technology Unit Advisory Committee
  Phase Coordinators Committee
  Police Checks Task Force
  Psychomotor Skills Review Committee
  Undergraduate Medical Education Committee
 

Awards and Distinctions:
• 2011   Canadian Association for Medical Education Certificate of Merit
• 2010   Faculty of Health Sciences Professional Enhancement Recognition Program – Level 2
• 2009   Faculty of Health Sciences Professional Enhancement Recognition Program – Level 1
• 2009    Aesculapian Society e-Ward
• 2009    Aesculapian Society Phase IIA Lectureship Award
• 2008    Clinical Skills Award for Excellence in Teaching   
• 2007    Phase IIA Musculoskeletal (MSK) Course Teaching Award
• 2005    John Provan Outstanding Educator Award, Canadian Undergraduate Surgical Education Committee
• 2005    Faculty of Health Sciences Education Award
• 2004    H.F. Pross Education Award, Queen's University, School of Medicine, "Innovation in Course Development Musculoskeletal Medicine"
• 1997    Aesculapian Society Education Award 


Nominations:
• 2007       Faculty of Health Sciences Education Award
• 2006       CLOE Dr Jonathan Swallow Award for Excellence
• 2002       CAME Certificate of Merit
• 1997       ACMC Young Educators Award


Research Grants and Funding (last 7 years):
• 2008
Healthforce Ontario – REAL project ~ $225 000

• 2007
Centre for Teaching and Learning Grant – Qscalpel Project ~ $ 3475

• 2007
Department of Surgery and School of Medicine Funding of Qscalpel Project ~  $ 10 000

• 2007
Canadian Patient Safety Institute/QUIPPED ~ $19 450

• 2005
Queen's Technology Sponsorship Fund ~ $2340

• 2005
Department of Surgery and School of Medicine Funding for MSK Course website development ~ $9000

• 2004
Canadian Orthopaedic Association Hip Hip Hooray grant - development of electronic module to teach casting ~ $5000


Research Grants Submitted:
• 2007
Health Force Ontario Interprofessional Care/Education Fund ~ $105 000


Publications - Book Chapters:
• Rotational and Angular Deformities – General Treatment Guidelinesin Pediatric Orthopaedics and Sports Injuries, John Sarwark, Cynthia LaBella (eds), American Association of Pediatrics 2010.


Peer-Reviewed Publications:
1) Walz, L., Davidson, L., Simple technology facilitating complex communities, accepted for publication Ubiquitous Learning: an International Journal, 2011

2) VanWylick, R., Davidson, L., Teaching about child abuse with a mock trial, accepted for publication Medical Education, 2011.

3) L. Davidson, A 3-year experience implementing blended TBL: active instructional methods can shift student attitudes to learning, accepted for publication Medical Teacher, 2011

4) L. Davidson, J. Smart, L. Walz, A. Aiken, C. Donnelly, M. Gibson, L. Keeping-Burke, C. Mieras, K. Norman. Learning (together) with cases: a story of Interprofessional Educational collaboration (abstract), Open Medicine, Vol 4, No 3 2010. http://www.openmedicine.ca/article/view/439/353

5) L. Davidson and J. Shadd, The Ungraded Portfolio in Learning From Each Other: A Compendium of Innovative Teaching Strategies, Office of Health Sciences Education, Queen’s University, 2010.

6) A. Szulewski, L. Davidson: Enriching the clerkship curriculum with blended e-learning. Really Good Stuff, Medical Education, 42(11), November 2008, p. 1114.

7) L Davidson, A Aiken, C Donnelly, M Gibson, J McBride, J Medves, E van Melle. Learning about patient safety through an interprofessional lens (abstract), Open Medicine, Vol 2, No 3, 2008. http://www.openmedicine.ca/article/view/273/186

8) L. Davidson: Variety Show Syndrome: making a diagnosis. Medical Education Vol. 37, November 2003, p. 1034.

9) B. Brouwer, L. Davidson, S.J. Olney: Serial Casting in Idiopathic Toe-Walkers And Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Vol. 20, No. 2, pp 221-225, 2000.

10) O. Islam, D. Soboleski, M.A. Ashworth, L. Davidson, P. Babyn: The development and duration of the radiographic changes of bone healing AJR, Vol. 175, pp75-78, July 2000.

11) D. Poenaru, L. Davidson, L. Donnely, M. Tekian: Is a mandatory general surgery rotation necessary in the surgical clerkship?  American Journal of Surgery Vol 175 (6), pp 515-7, 1998


Invited Presentations (International):
Pain as a Thread: Toward a Progressive Integrated Collaborative Pain Curriculum, Palliative Medicine 2008.  Scottsdale, Arizona.  March 2008.

Developing e-Learning modules for the surgical clerkship: a reflection on the Qscalpel project, Association for Surgical Education Conference, Toronto, April 2008.

Using Blended E-Learning to Enrich the Student Learning Experience During Clerkship, Ottawa International Conference on Clinical Competence, Melbourne, March 2008.

From didactic to TBL:  an exercise in transformation. Team-Based Learning Conference, Vancouver, BC, May 2007.

The transition from didactic to active learning: technology as a facilitating tool, MERLOT Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching, Ottawa, ONT, August 2006

Introduction of Team Learning to first year medical students – the adjunctive use of WebCT, Team-Based Learning in Medical & Health Sciences Education, 4th Annual National Conference, Dayton, OH, June 2005

Continuous Quality Improvement of a multi-teacher course: the active use of student feedback Association for Surgical Education, 2005

 A Computer-assisted technique for excision of osteoid osteoma in the lower extremity. CAOS meeting 2001

Incorporating a Community Care Experience into a Surgical Clerkship Rotation. EFPO Meeting, 1996 and Association for Surgical Education, 1997

Is a Mandatory General Surgery Rotation Necessary in the Clerkship? Association for Surgical Education, 1997


Invited Presentations (National):
Learning about Patient Safety through an Interprofessional Lens, RCPSC International Conference on Residency Education, Ottawa, Ont, Sept 2008.

Interprofessional Education within the M.D. program at Queen’s: Team-based Learning and Authentic Scenarios. AFMC Canadian Conference on Medical Education, May 2008.

Learning about Patient Safety through an Interprofessional Lens, L. Davidson, A. Aiken, C. Donnelly, M. Gibson, J. McBride, J. Medves, E. Van Melle, K. Gjoncaj –Poster Presentation, AFMC Annual meeting, Montreal, May 2008

Workshop: A Beginner's Guide to Team Based Learning, Canadian Medical Education Conference, May 6, 2008

The qScalpel project: Using blended e-learning to enrich the student learning experience during clerkship, CUSEC conference, Montreal, PQ, December 2007.

Clinical Clerk Knowledge of Basic Infection Control – Use of a Wireless Audience Response System,   J. Gauthier, K. Poole, D. Zoutman, M. Gibson, L. Davidson. CHICA – Community and Hospital Infection Control Association National Conference, Edmonton, AB June 2007
Transition from didactic to a blended e-learning/team-based learning course, STLHE – Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Toronto, ON, 2006

A Safe Prescribing Learning Module for Pre-Clerkship Medical Students, Halifax 6: The Canadian Healthcare Safety Symposium, Vancouver, BC, October 2006.

Professionalism workshop AFMC/CAME meeting, May 2006

Assessing the mastery of Technical Skills at the end of the final year Surgery block RCPSC meeting, 2004

Continuous Quality Improvement of a multi-teacher course: the active use of student feedback Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2004

Distraction External Fixation for the Treatment of Perthes Disease.  Canadian Orthopaedic Residents Association 2002


Invited Presentations (Provincial):
Developing e-Learning Modules for the Surgical Clerkship: A Reflection on the Qscalpel Project, Eastern Ontario Symposium on Educational Technology, April 2008

Learning about Patient Safety through an Interprofessional Lens, Queen’s University Inter-Professional Teaching and Learning Certificate Program Poster Presentation, September 2007

Team-based learning: pearls and pitfalls, one teacher’s experience, Queen’s University Cross Faculty Teaching Forum, May 2006

Learning about osteoporosis: embedding an information literacy exercise within the curriculum (poster) Queen’s University Cross Faculty Teaching Forum, May 2006
The transition from didactic to active learning: technology as a facilitating tool, EOSET 2006

Patient satisfaction with cast application and materials in the acute care setting. William Ersil Education Day in Surgery, Queen’s University, April 2005.

Missed and delayed diagnosis of Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphyses. Ersil Research Day, March 2003

Hamstring flexibility in adolescents: a population study. Ersil Research Day, March 2001

Results of Adjusted Dose Heparin for Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in knee replacement compared to those found for its use in hip fracture surgery and elective hip replacement. Ersil Research Day, March 1992


Postgraduate and Continuing Medical Education:
A Beginner’s guide to TBL, December Day for Faculty, Centre for Teaching and Learning, Queen’s University (2008)

Formative feedback: A Beginner’s guide (Keynote speech), Professional Development Day for Teaching Assistants, Queen’s University (2008)

Enriching the Clerkship Experience using Blended e-Learning, Celebration of Teaching Day, Queen’s University School of Medicine.

Threaded PAIN Curriculum, Celebration of Teaching Day, Queen’s University School of Medicine.

Learning about Patient Safety through an Interprofessional Lens (2008) Interprofessional Education and Research for Collaborative Practice Discussion Forum

Instructional Innovation: Lessons Learned through Retrospection (2008) – Health Science Education Rounds

Knee Pain in Children (2007) – Pediatrics CME

Work Life Balance (2007) – Queen’s University Resident Well-being Day.

The Limping Child: when to worry (2006) – Family Medicine Residency CME Day and Pediatrics CME

Teaching and Evaluating Clerks (annually since 2005) – Chief and Senior Resident Workshop, Queen’s University

A simple Access database for MCQ management (May 13, 2003 – 2 sessions) – Faculty of Health Sciences Faculty Development session

Plagiocephaly (2003) – Department of Family Medicine Grand Rounds and Smiths Falls Health Unit invited speaker

Missed Diagnosis of SCFE (2003) – Department of Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds and Ersil Research Day March 2003

Reducing the number of missed SCFE (November 26, 2003) – Human Mobility Research Centre Seminar Series

Hamstring flexibility in adolescents: a population study. Ersil Research Day March 2001

Results of Adjusted Dose Heparin for Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Knee replacement compared to those found for its use in hip fracture surgery and elective hip replacement. Ersil Research Day, 1992


Community:
• CKWS Television – Public information segments on Pediatric orthopaedic topics (2 segment taped, 2007)

• Rideau PS Grade 5 Science class – “Bones and muscles – what kids need to know” (2006 and 2007)


Other Scholarly Activities:
• 2008 Travill Debate: “Be it resolved that the house believes that the feminization of medicine is a hazard to the public’s health”.

• Invited to contribute chapter (Rotational and Angular Deformities in Children) to American Association for Pediatrics textbook, submitted in 2007, publication anticipated Spring, 2009.

• Queen’s ITS Student Response Systems Evaluation Pilot project (2006-2007)

• Participant, Educational Scholarship Forum (December, 2007)

• Member, Pain Curriculum Development Group

• Member of Interprofessional team that pioneered a Medication Safety teaching session first implemented in 2005 (and annually thereafter)

• Supervisor – I have supervised a number of students for both Summer studentships and Critical Enquiry electives (MEDS), mandatory research projects (RHB) and medical educational development projects.  These include:

2008: Waji Khan, Adam Szulewski
2007: Adam Szulewski, Eddie Moss, Cliff Lin, Jamil Janmohammed, Katie Morse
2006: Christina Grava
2005: Heather Ross, Amy MacDougall, Craig Goldie, Zak Klinghoffer
2004: Heather Ross, Amy MacDougall
2003: Paul Toren, Gina Lam, Desiree Ritchie, Doris Folkens
2002: George Xenoyannis
2000: Joslyn Wilson
1999: Joslyn Wilson