Walter Tavares PhD

Scientist - The Wilson Centre
Assistant Professor - Department of Medicine
University of Toronto

Dr. Walter Tavares is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and an Education Scientist at the Wilson Centre and Post-MD Education. Dr. Tavares’ research examines ways of optimizing performance based assessments in work and simulation settings broadly.  This includes studying the role and/or cognitive behaviours of the observer in the assessment process and how both work and simulation efforts may be optimized and/or integrated for formative, programmatic and/or summative assessment efforts.  He is also interested in studying validity and critically examining assessment shifts from a theoretical and applied perspective. His area of focus in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) involves exploring factors affecting the success of intended educational strategies