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Selected Publications 

Promoting educational scholarship, with a focus on projects that foster excellence in practice based education and that help further the science of medical education.



Shah R, Melvin L, & Cavalcanti R.B.  EPAs for the Ambulatory Internist in Translation: Findings from a Canadian Multi-Center SurveyCJGIM, 2019; 14(3), 9-15.

Rassos J, Melvin LJ, Panisko D, Kulasegaram K, Kuper A. Unearthing Faculty and Trainee Perspectives of Feedback in Internal Medicine: the Oral Case Presentation as a Model. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Aug 6. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31388910.

Kaplovitch E, Anand SS. The evolving treatment of peripheral arterial disease: preventing ischaemic events in the post-COMPASS era. Cardiovasc Res. 2019 Jul 18. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31321405.

Woodfine JD, Sood MM, MacMillan TE, Cavalcanti RB, van Walraven C. Derivation and Validation of a Novel Risk Score to Predict Overcorrection of Severe Hyponatremia: The Severe Hyponatremia Overcorrection Risk (SHOR) Score. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2019 Jul 5;14(7):975-982. Epub 2019 Jun 12. PMID: 31189541

Melvin L, Rassos J, Panisko D, Driessen E, Kulasegaram KM, Kuper A. Overshadowed by Assessment: Understanding Trainee and Supervisor Perspectives on the Oral Case Presentation in Internal Medicine Workplace-Based Assessment. Acad Med. 2019 Feb;94(2):244-250. PMID: 30211754.

Lee TC, Cavalcanti RB, McDonald EG, Brophy JM. The Reply. Am J Med. 2019 Jan;132(1):e24-e25. PMID: 30573217.

Devine LA, Ginsburg S, Stenfors T, Cil TD, McDonald-Blumer H, Walsh CM, Stroud L. Professional Responsibilities and Personal Impacts: Residents' Experiences as Participants in Education Research. Acad Med. 2019 Jan;94(1):115-121. PMID: 30113360.


MacMillan TE, Gudgeon P, Yip PM, Cavalcanti RB. The Reply. Am J Med. 2018 Oct;131(10):e431-e432. PMID: 30316407.

Lee TC, Cavalcanti RB, McDonald EG, Pilote L, Brophy JM. Diastolic Hypotension May Attenuate Benefits from Intensive Systolic Targets: Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Am J Med. 2018 Oct;131(10):1228-1233.e1. Epub 2018 Jun 12. PMID: 29906425.

Gauthier S, Melvin L, Mylopoulos M, Abdullah N. Resident and attending perceptions of direct observation in internal medicine: a qualitative study. Med Educ. 2018 Dec;52(12):1249-1258. Epub 2018 Oct 1. PMID: 30276856.

Yeheskel A, Rawal S. Exploring the 'Patient Experience' of Individuals with Limited English Proficiency: A Scoping Review. J Immigr Minor Health. 2019 Aug;21(4):853-878. Review. PMID: 30203377.

MacMillan TE, Gudgeon P, Yip PM, Cavalcanti RB. Reduction in Unnecessary Red Blood Cell Folate Testing by Restricting Computerized Physician Order Entry in the Electronic Health Record. Am J Med. 2018 Aug;131(8):939-944. Epub 2018 May 3. PMID: 29729235.

MacMillan TE, Cavalcanti RB. The Reply. Am J Med. 2018 Jun;131(6):e283. PMID: 29784206.


Scott M, Rawal S. The Promise of Equity: A Review of Health Equity Research in High-Impact Quality Improvement Journals. Am J Med Qual. 2018 May/Jun;33(3):269-273. Epub 2017 Aug 19. Review. PMID: 28823187.

Luther R, Richardson L. A web-based peer feedback tool for physical examination. Clin Teach. 2018 Apr;15(2):132-135. Epub 2017 May 9. PMID: 28485102.

Stroud L, Sibbald M, Richardson D, McDonald-Blumer H, Cavalcanti RB. Feedback Credibility in a Formative Postgraduate Objective Structured Clinical Examination: Effects of Examiner Type. J Grad Med Educ. 2018 Apr;10(2):185-191. PMID: 29686758.

MacMillan TE, Cavalcanti RB. Outcomes in Severe Hyponatremia Treated With and Without Desmopressin. Am J Med. 2018 Mar;131(3):317.e1-317.e10. Epub 2017 Oct 20. PMID: 29061503.

Aldekhyl S, Cavalcanti RB, Naismith LM. Cognitive load predicts point-of-care ultrasound simulator performance. Perspect Med Educ. 2018 Feb;7(1):23-32. PMID: 29305817.

Stovel RG, Ginsburg S, Stroud L, Cavalcanti RB, Devine LA. Incentives for recruiting trainee participants in medical education research. Med Teach. 2018 Feb;40(2):181-187. Epub 2017 Nov 7. Review. PMID: 29113515.


Non-Peer Reviewed

Naismith L, Cavalcanti RB, Haji FA. Measuring cognitive load in medical and health professions simulation training. Cognitive Load Measurement and Application: A Theoretical Framework for Meaningful Research and Practice. (United States): Routledge; 2018. p. 167-82.

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