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Rodrigo B. Cavalcanti MD FRCPC 

Dr. Rodrigo Cavalcanti is Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto (UofT). He completed his MD and MSc at UofT, and joined the Division of General Internal Medicine at Toronto Western Hospital, UHN in 2002. He’s Director of the HoPingKong Centre, UHN, and previous Director of the General Internal Medicine Training Program, UofT.

Dr Cavalcanti is a CanMEDS Clinician Educator at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Since 2010, he has been a member of the planning board for the International Conference on Residency Education, and track-chair for the conference’s Clinician Educator Working Dinner.


His broad research interests include simulation, clinical reasoning, assessment of trainee competence, and applications of cognitive load theory in medical education.  His work has been disseminated through presentations at national and international conferences and publications in top tier medical education journals. His academic contributions have been recognized by the Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME) through the 2013 Meridith Marks New Educator Award, and the 2012 Critics’ Choice Award from the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME).

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