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Advocacy writing in medical education: A tool for engaging future health

Posted on March 5, 2019

Event Date : 2019-03-14
Time : 12:00 p - 01:00 p
Location : NOSM at Lakehead University – MSW 1011 NOSM at Laurentian University – MSE 119

Dr. Kate Hayman is currently staff in the emergency department at University Health Network. She

completed her residency in emergency medicine at the University of Western Ontario. During her

subspecialty year, she completed a master’s in public health with a focus on health in crisis and

humanitarian assistance at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In addition, she will

complete the Master Teacher Program (MTP) in the Department of Medicine at the University of

Toronto in 2017.

Dr. Hayman’s academic and scholarly focus is in medical education and health advocacy,

particularly the improvement of resuscitation skills in the ED through simulation and coaching, and

teaching health advocacy to medical trainees. She is an investigator for a CAEP-funded research

study using simulation to evaluate a resuscitation checklist in the emergency department. In

addition, she is a member of the UHN Simulation Committee, Health Providers Against Poverty,

and the Decent Work and Health Network. Dr. Hayman hopes to assist in developing curriculum for

undergraduate and postgraduate students to formalize health advocacy skills training and improve

residency training on the social determinants of health.

Learning Objectives for this seminar are:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

1. Differentiate between micro, meso, and macro-level health advocacy efforts and give an

example of each.

2. Explain some of the barriers that medical learners encounter as they engage with the health

advocate role, and state strategies for overcoming these barriers

3. Describe advocacy writing as a tool for practicing, evaluating, and enacting the health

advocate role throughout medical education

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Presentation will be live at the Lakehead campus. Lunch will be provided.

Human Sciences Seminar Series – Dr. Kate Hayman (1)