On January 10, 2019, Dr. Paradis presented recent research to a packed room at the 16th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference in Singapore. In her free communication, she discussed work done with Dr. Christen Rachul, Dr. Mahan Kulasegaram, Brett Hevenor and Daniel Miller to understand how pharmacy students are socialized into their professional identity. Using politeness theory, this study repeats a previous study by Bruce Lambert (1995) to answer two questions: 1) are 3rd-year pharmacy students more polite now than they were in 1995 when answering a mock interaction with a physician? And 2) Is the curriculum at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy making students more polite? To learn the answer, you can download her slides here.
In her short communication presentation, Dr. Paradis presented work done with Dr. Cynthia Whitehead to critically examine what our community defines as teams, teamwork, and education for collaboration.
Both presentations received a lot of enthusiastic questions, and each won a Merit Award for the best presentation of their session. Congrats to all.