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Dr. Jennifer Vergel de Dios

DeDios_JenniferVergel-1-2.jpegAssistant Professor

Director, CBME Implementation, Integrated Medical Education

Awards and Honours

2018 Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME) Certificiate of Merit Award

Biography

After finishing medical school at the University of Toronto, Dr. Vergel De Dios completed her anesthesia residency at Western. This was followed by a MEDICI Global Health fellowship with her studies focusing on global maternal mortality and she completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Health Economics at the University of York in the UK.

As a senior resident, Dr. Vergel De Dios volunteered with the Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society International Education Foundation (CASIEF) to teach anesthesia residents in Rwanda and completed an internship at the World Health Organization headquarters in their Essential and Emergency Surgery program.

Her global health involvements include CASIEF and TSAM and she developed the VISPS program in our department.

She is currently the Competence by Design (CBD) Lead for our department and now the Director of Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME) for Postgraduate Medical Education for Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

Recent Publications

Vergel de Dios J, Bainbridge D. Systematizing Safety in the Low-Resource Operating Theater. Curr Anesthesiol Rep. 2017; 7(1): 37-41.

Vergel de Dios J, Hanneman K, Friedman SM. Patients who are discharged from the ED with referral to outpatient specialty clinics, but do not complete the referral: demographics, reasons for nonattendance, and barriers to care. Can J Emerg Med. 2008;10(3):265.

Vergel de Dios  J, Varughese T, Taneja R. The patient with sepsis. In: Fuller J, Granton J, McConachie I, editors. Handbook of ICU Therapy. London: Cambridge University Press; 2015. p. 334-47.

Vergel de Dios J, McConachie I. Postoperative deterioration. In: McConachie I, editor. Anesthesia and Perioperative Care of the High-Risk Patient. London: Cambridge University Press; 2014. p. 231-44.