Each issue of the prestigious journal, Academic Medicine, concludes with a highly coveted ‘Last Page’ article. This year, two researchers from the McGill University Faculty of Medicine’s School of Physical and Occupational Therapy (SPOT), Dr. Aliki Thomas and Dr. André Bussières have had not one, but two articles accepted for this honour.
Together they share a passion for research in Knowledge Translation and Implementation Science in the area of rehabilitation. They have written two articles describing each area in a different but related context, health professions education, that will be published in an upcoming special issue entitled: “Conducting Research in Medical Education: Tips from Idea to Publication.”
The first article, titled “Knowledge Translation and Implementation Science in Health Professions’ Education: Time for Clarity?” explores the definitions of Knowledge Translation and Implementation Science, focusing on various types of knowledge utilization, with illustrative examples. They also highlight different ways that knowledge can be disseminated.
The second article is titled “Towards a Greater Understanding of Implementation Science in Health Professions’ Education.” Here they describe a 4-step implementation process in greater detail, outlining each step complete with the purpose, methods, outcomes, and examples.
The first article can be found here.
More information on current SPOT research can be found at: www.mcgill.ca/spot/research
September 22, 2016