Dr. Charys Martin

Charys Martin Assistant Professor 

Ph.D. University of Western Ontario 
M.Sc. University of Western Ontario
B.Sc. University of Western Ontario

Office: 487 Medical Sciences Building
Phone: 519-661-2111 Ext. 87128 
Email: charys.martin@schulich.uwo.ca


As a trained gross anatomist and a basic science educator, my primary role is to educate medical students in clinically relevant anatomy and embryology. I am responsible for the didactic and laboratory anatomy curriculum for 1st and 2nd year medical students within the systems-based integrated undergraduate medical curriculum at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and the 4th year anatomy elective. I am the Co-Chair for the Digestion & Nutrition course and I work closely with all the other system-based course Chairs to ensure the anatomical curriculum delivered is integrated and clinically relevant. I am a member of the Undergraduate Medical Education Curriculum Committee and the Undergraduate Medical Education Pre-clerkship Integration Committee where curricular changes are implemented, assessed, and tracked.

Currently the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is undergoing a curriculum renewal. This curriculum renewal will move our curriculum towards a competency-based pedagogical model at the undergraduate medical education level. I am heavily involved in the creation of our new curriculum, which will roll out in September of 2019. In the new curriculum, I will be Co-course Chair for the new Foundations course and the anatomical science lead for the entire curriculum.

Research Interests:

My research interests can be focused into two broad themes: medical education scholarship and clinically related anatomical research.

Medical Education Scholarship: My current educational scholarship focuses on using evidence to guide the integration of the basic sciences into the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry’s newly reformed competency-based medical education model.

Clinically Related Anatomical Research: My current translational anatomy research is in collaboration with Baylis Medical, investigating the anatomical considerations to preventing atrial-esophageal fistulas during atrial fibrillation ablation procedures.


For publications, please visit Dr. Martin's Google Scholar page.