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The McMaster Education Research, Innovation and Theory (MERIT) Program

The McMaster Education Research, Innovation and Theory (MERIT) Program has served the Faculty of Health Sciences for more than 45 years. We collaborate with faculty to engage in high-impact, high-value education scholarship. Our vision is to grow a community of scientists and clinicians to advance health professions education through research and applied science.


Masters of Health Science Education Program

This master’s program leads to the degree Master of Science in Health Sciences Education for health science clinical educators (physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, midwives, physician assistants, etc.), and others who teach in health sciences education, research, and academic clinical care, and who lead in health care settings. The program builds on the internationally renowned signature pedagogies in health science education developed and pioneered at McMaster University’s Faculty of Health Sciences, (Problem-Based Learning, Self-Directed Learning).

Research Day Committee

Samantha Applewhaite

Dr. Lawrence Grierson

Marija Radomirovic

Dr. Jonathan Sherbino

Aljeena Qureshi

Muhammadhasan Nasser


Abstract Reviewers

Dr. Ilana Bayer

Dr. Amanda Bell

Emily Block

Dr. Robin Mackin

Dr. Leslie Martin

Dr. Mohammad Zubairi



Dr. Ereny Bassilious

Curricula Sessions

Dr. Ilana Bayer

Technology Sessions

Dr. Khalid Azzam

Funded Research Sessions

Dr. Jason Profetto

Assessment Sessions

Dr. Matthew Sibbald


Dr. Ranil Sonnadara & Dr. Jason Bernard

"Tasting Menu"


Education Scholarship Fund Committee

Dr. Alan Neville

Dr. Jonathan Sherbino

Dr. Matthew Sibbald

Dr. Lara Varpio


Health Professions Educator Award

Dr. Teresa Chan

Dr. Lawrence Grierson

Dr. Jonathan Sherbino


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