Scientist & Associate Director of Training Programs - The Wilson Centre
Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto
Curriculum Scientist, MD Program & Medical Psychiatry Alliance (MPA)
Program Director, Health Professions Education Research, Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation
Maria’s research program explores the development and maintenance of expertise, with a particular focus on how health professionals deal with uncertainty, novelty and complexity in their daily clinical problem solving. The aim of her research is to evolve understanding of the knowledge and capabilities that underpin this facet of expertise as it occurs in real-world contexts using theoretical frameworks of clinical reasoning and adaptive expertise. The ultimate goal of her research is to translate this understanding to educational design that promotes the development of exceptional clinicians who are able to handle the complexities and challenges of the healthcare workplace.
CFD Program Faculty: Stepping Stones