Department of Innovation in Medical Education

The Department of Innovation in Medical Education (DIME) is a new non-clinical department in the Faculty of Medicine that will offer teaching, research and scholarship in the area of medical education. DIME will promote innovation and advances in medical education scholarship, as well as enable and evaluate breakthrough advances across the medical education continuum, including but not limited to the following domains:

DIME will become the University of Ottawa’s primary resource for expertise in medical education research. Its mandate is to support education and educational scholarship in clinical medicine locally, nationally and internationally. In addition to conducting research in medical education, DIME will disseminate best practices and innovations in medical education, and support scholarship in teaching, integration and application.

Key DIME constituents are the Division of Clinical and Functional Anatomy, the AIME Research Facility and the novel Medical Humanities program.

DIME will support and promote the “Centre d’appui en santé pour la francophonie- CAPSAF” and the well-known AIME programs, such as AIME fellowships, AIME grants, AIME Day and the Healthcare Education Scholars Program (HESP), in order to enhance collaboration and provide support to medical educators at all levels in the clinical and basic science departments. Its Research Core will be a gateway for expertise to enhance research intensity in medical education.

Dr. Maxwell Hincke has been appointed as the Interim Chair of the new department and he can be reached at or at  Our offices are going to be located within the Faculty of Medicine in RGN 2211.

Dr. Maxwell Hincke, PhD
Interim Chair, Department of Innovation in Medical Education

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Last updated: 2015.04.20