Tavis Apramian

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Current Appointments

Centre Fellow
MD/PhD Student, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University


Educational Background

MA, Carleton University, English Literature
MSc, Columbia University, Narrative Medicine

Research Program Highlights

  • How are adaptations and innovations in day-to-day medical and surgical practice culturally understood and represented?
  • How do teaching and assessment practices inform and reflect inter-physician practice differences?
  • How do understandings of competency relate to the adaptive nature of practice?

Publications from Google Scholar

Personal Biography

Following his graduate studies in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University, Tavis came to the Centre as Founding Partner of the Narrative Medicine Initiative at Western. Along with the Initiative’s founder, Dr. Shannon Arntfield, Tavis worked in collaboration with researchers at the Centre to both examine and teach Narrative Medicine. The Narrative Medicine Initiative has undertaken exciting new quantitative and qualitative research projects around Narrative Medicine, medical humanities, and portfolio projects. This work has been supported by the expertise of the researchers and staff at the Centre and ranges from qualitative interviewing to discourse analysis and quantitative surveys. Tavis’s current research program explores adaptation and innovation in surgery and its role in shaping assessment procedures.