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Selected Publications



Devine LA, Gold WL, Page AV, Shumak SL, Wong BM, Wong N, Stroud L. Tips for facilitating morning report. CJGIM. 2017;12(1).


Cavalcanti RB, Amy C Hendricks, Sharon E Card. Procedural Skills of a General Internist - Informed by the Front Line. CJGIM. 2017;12(3).

Wu MS, Rawal S. "It's the difference between life and death": The views of professional medical interpreters on their role in the delivery of safe care to patients with limited English proficiency. PLoS One. 2017 Oct 5;12(10):e0185659. eCollection 2017. PMID: 28982158.

Khandelwal A, Devine LA, Otremba M. Quality of Widely Available Video Instructional Materials for Point-of-Care Ultrasound-Guided Procedure Training in Internal Medicine. J Ultrasound Med. 2017 Jul;36(7):1445-1452. Epub 2017 Apr 3. PMID: 28370388.

Shamis J, Hawryluck L, Christian MD, Devine L. Stopping the Resuscitation When Family Is Present: Teaching Ethical and Professional Challenges. Simul Healthc. 2017 Jun;12(3):196-201. PMID: 28570487

de Bruin ABH, Dunlosky J, Cavalcanti RB. Monitoring and regulation of learning in medical education: the need for predictive cues. Med Educ. 2017 Jun;51(6):575-584. Epub 2017 Mar 23. Review. PMID: 28332224.

Frost DW, Vembu S, Wang J, Tu K, Morris Q, Abrams HB. Using the Electronic Medical Record to Identify Patients at High Risk for Frequent Emergency Department Visits and High System Costs. Am J Med. 2017 May;130(5):601.e17-601.e22. Epub 2017 Jan 5. PMID: 28065773.

Pugh D, Cavalcanti RB, Halman S, Ma IWY, Mylopoulos M, Shanks D, Stroud L. Using the Entrustable Professional Activities Framework in the Assessment of Procedural Skills. J Grad Med Educ. 2017 Apr;9(2):209-214. PMID: 28439355.

Naismith LM, Cavalcanti RB. Measuring germane load requires correlation with learning. Med Educ. 2017 Feb;51(2):228. Epub 2016 Nov 9. PMID: 27862189.


Melvin L, Cavalcanti RB. The Oral Case Presentation: A Key Tool for Assessment and Teaching in Competency-Based Medical Education. JAMA. 2016 Dec 6;316(21):2187-2188. PMID: 27923097.

MacMillan TE, Cavalcanti RB. Costs of Inpatient Medications: Do Dispensing and Nursing Fees Lead to Overestimates? JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Dec 1;176(12):1881-1882. PMID: 27918813.

Ailon, J., Nadjafi, M., Mourad, O., & Cavalcanti, R. Point-of-care ultrasound as a competency for general internists: a survey of internal medicine training programs in Canada. CMEJ. 2016 Oct 18;7(2):51-69. PMID: 28344693

MacMillan TE, Rawal S, Cram P, Liu J. A journal club for peer mentorship: helping to navigate the transition to independent practice. Perspect Med Educ. 2016 Oct;5(5):312-5. PMID: 27631332

MacMillan TE, Kamali R, Cavalcanti RB. Missed Opportunity to Deprescribe: Docusate for Constipation in Medical Inpatients. Am J Med. 2016 Sep;129(9):1001.e1-7. Epub 2016 May 3.  PMID: 27154771.


Steinert Y, Mann K, Anderson B, Barnett BM, Centeno A, Naismith L, Prideaux D, Spencer J, Tullo E, Viggiano T, Ward H, Dolmans D. A systematic review of faculty development initiatives designed to enhance teaching effectiveness: A 10-year update: BEME Guide No. 40. Med Teach. 2016 Aug;38(8):769-86. Epub 2016 Jul 15. Review. PMID: 27420193.

Shah R, Sibbald M, Jaffer N, Probyn L, Cavalcanti RB. Online self-study of chest X-rays shows no difference between blocked and mixed practice. Med Educ. 2016 May;50(5):540-9. PMID: 27072443.


MacMillan TE, Slessarev M, Etchells E. eWasted time: Redundant work during hospital admission and discharge. Health Informatics J. 2016 Mar;22(1):60-6. Epub 2014 Jun 10. PMID: 24916568.

Brown GM, Otremba M, Devine LA, Gray C, Millington SJ, Ma IW. Defining Competencies for Ultrasound-Guided Bedside Procedures: Consensus Opinions From Canadian Physicians. J Ultrasound Med. 2016 Jan;35(1):129-41. Epub 2015 Dec 11. PMID: 26657751.


Gauthier S, Cavalcanti R, Goguen J, Sibbald M. Deliberate practice as a framework for evaluating feedback in residency training. Med Teach. 2015;37(6):551-7. PMID: 25511982


MacMillan TE, Tang T, Cavalcanti RB. Desmopressin to Prevent Rapid Sodium Correction in Severe Hyponatremia: A Systematic Review. Am J Med. 2015 Dec 1;128(12):1362.e15-24. PMID: 26031887

Naismith LM, Haji FA, Sibbald M, Cheung JJ, Tavares W, Cavalcanti RB. Practising what we preach: using cognitive load theory for workshop design and evaluation. Perspect Med Educ. 2015 Dec;4(6):344-348. PMID: 26490056

MacMillan TE, Cavalcanti RB. Low Quality of Discharge Summaries for Patients With Poorly Controlled Diabetes on a Clinical Teaching Unit. Am J Med Qual. 2015 Nov;30(6):602-3. PMID: 25977577


Naismith LM, Cavalcanti RB. Validity of Cognitive Load Measures in Simulation-Based Training: A Systematic Review. Acad Med. 2015 Nov;90(11 Suppl):S24-35. PMID: 26505098

Sibbald M, de Bruin AB, Yu E, van Merrienboer JJ. Why verifying diagnostic decisions with a checklist can help: insights from eye tracking. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2015 Oct;20(4):1053-60. PMID: 25672896

Blissett S, Cavalcanti R, Sibbald M. ECG rhythm analysis with expert and learner-generated schemas in novice learners. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2015 Oct;20(4):915-33. PMID: 25481281

Naismith LM, Cheung JJ, Ringsted C, Cavalcanti RB. Limitations of subjective cognitive load measures in simulation-based procedural training. Med Educ. 2015 Aug;49(8):805-14. PMID: 26152492

Devine LA, Donkers J, Brydges R, Perelman V, Cavalcanti RB, Issenberg SB. An Equivalence Trial Comparing Instructor-Regulated With Directed Self-Regulated Mastery Learning of Advanced Cardiac Life Support Skills. Simul Healthc. 2015 Aug;10(4):202-9. PMID: 26154249

Gudgeon P, Cavalcanti R. Folate testing in hospital inpatients. Am J Med. 2015 Jan;128(1):56-9. PMID: 25196989


Shafran DM, Richardson L, Bonta M. A novel interprofessional shadowing initiative for senior medical students. Med Teach. 2015 Jan 1;37(1):86-9. PMID: 25333713


Sibbald M, De Bruin AB, van Merrienboer JJ. Finding and fixing mistakes: do checklists work for clinicians with different levels of experience? Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2014 Mar;19(1):43-51. Epub 2013 Apr 27. PMID: 23625338.

Cavalcanti RB, Sibbald M. Am I right when I am sure? Data consistency influences the relationship between diagnostic accuracy and certainty. Acad Med. 2014 Jan 1;89(1):107-13. PMID: 24280850


Frost DW, Nadjafi M, Cavalcanti R. A Curriculum for Ultrasound-enhanced Physical Examination Rounds. MedEdPORTAL; 2013;9:9625

Motola I, Devine LA, Chung HS, Sullivan JE, Issenberg SB. Simulation in healthcare education: a best evidence practical guide. AMEE Guide No. 82. Med Teach. 2013 Oct;35(10):e1511-30. Epub 2013 Aug 13. PMID: 23941678.

Sibbald M, McKinney J, Cavalcanti RB, Yu E, Wood DA, Nair P, Eva KW, Hatala R. Cardiac examination and the effect of dual-processing instruction in a cardiopulmonary simulator. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2013 Aug;18(3):497-508. Epub 2012 Jun 21. PMID: 22717993


Cavalcanti RB. Scholarship in residency: Why should we care? Can Urol Assoc J. 2013 May-Jun;7(5-6):E448-9. PMID: 2382606


Stroud L, Cavalcanti RB. Hybrid simulation for knee arthrocentesis: improving fidelity in procedures training. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 May;28(5):723-7. Impact Factor 2.83.


Yang JM, Richardson, L. Recruiting Aboriginal students: intervention at an urban schoolMed Educ. 2013 May;47(5):514. PMID: 23574065. Impact Factor 3.546. 

Sibbald M, de Bruin AB, Cavalcanti RB, van Merrienboer JJ. Do you have to re-examine to reconsider your diagnosis? Checklists and cardiac exam. BMJ Qual Saf. 2013 Apr;22(4):333-8. Epub 2013 Feb 5. PMID: 23386730.

Sibbald M, de Bruin AB, van Merrienboer JJ. Checklists improve experts' diagnostic decisions. Med Educ. 2013 Mar;47(3):301-8. PMID: 23398016.


Bogoch II, Frost DW, Bridge S, Lee TC, Gold WL, Panisko DM, Cavalcanti RB. Morning report blog: a web-based tool to enhance case-based learning. Teach Learn Med. 2012;24(3):238-41. PMID: 22775788.

Bogoch I, Cavalcanti R, Weinberg A, Davis B. Web-based blog supplement to evidence-based physical examination teaching. Med Educ. 2012 May;46(5):508. PMID: 22515764.

Blissett S, Cavalcanti RB, Sibbald M. Should we teach using schemas? Evidence from a randomised trial. Med Educ. 2012 Aug;46(8):815-22. PMID: 22803759.


Frost DW, Cavalcanti RB, Toubassi D. Instruction using a high-fidelity cardiopulmonary simulator improves examination skills and resource allocation in family medicine trainees. Simul Healthc. 2011 Oct;6(5):278-83. PMID: 21642903

Ginsburg S, Gold W, Cavalcanti RB, Kurabi B, McDonald-Blumer H. Competencies "plus": the nature of written comments on internal medicine residents' evaluation forms. Acad Med. 2011 Oct;86(10 Suppl):S30-4. PMID: 21955764.

Stroud L, Herold J, Tomlinson G, Cavalcanti RB. Who you know or what you know? Effect of examiner familiarity with residents on OSCE scores. Acad Med. 2011 Oct;86(10 Suppl):S8-11. PMID: 21955775.

Cavalcanti RB, Detsky AS. The education and training of future physicians: why coaches can't be judges. JAMA. 2011 Sep 7;306(9):993-4. PMID: 21900141.

Frost DW, Quan S, Villalobos D, Morra D, Cavalcanti RB. Design and implementation of a low-cost multimodal procedure cart for an internal medicine ward. Hosp Pract (1995). 2011 Aug;39(3):122-7. PMID: 21881399.

Sibbald M, Cavalcanti RB. The biasing effect of clinical history on physical examination diagnostic accuracy. Med Educ. 2011 Aug;45(8):827-34. PMID: 21752079.

Sibbald M, Panisko D, Cavalcanti RB. Role of clinical context in residents' physical examination diagnostic accuracy. Med Educ. 2011 Apr;45(4):415-21. PMID: 21401690.

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