KIPRIME podcast episode 1 - Professor Kevin Eva
Spanning the lifespan of the health professional - an interview with 2022 KIPRIME winner Professor Kevin Eva.
Professor Kevin Eva is Associate Director and Senior Scientist in the Centre for Health Education Scholarship and Professor and Director of Educational Research and Scholarship in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the journal Medical Education.
Kevin’s research is diverse. It has impacted medical school admissions by introducing multiple mini-interviews as a rigorous process to select trainees based on their interpersonal skills. His work has also advanced the understanding of clinical reasoning, guided improvements in experts’ ratings of student performance, and fundamentally altered how the field thinks about self-assessment, feedback, and their role in performance improvement. The core theme of Kevin's diverse research interests is how we can improve decision-making in the context of health professional training and practice.
Kevin has tremendously influenced health profession education for 25 years by providing innovative ideas, perspectives, and scientific writing skills. His work as editor of a leading research journal in medical education has had a remarkable impact on health profession researchers worldwide, highlighting the importance of scientific rigour.
In this first episode of series three of the KIPRIME podcast, Kevin talks to Alina Jenkins about his career, his research areas, and his advice for anyone wanting to develop a career in medical education research.