Ryan Brydges




Dr. Ryan Brydges conducts research in three related domains:

(i)  Using theories of self-regulated learning to understand how to design training environments that prepare clinicians to be effective in their future lifelong learning

(ii) Optimizing the instructional design of healthcare simulation (and other technology-enhanced learning modalities) for training and assessment of healthcare professionals

(iii) Integrating simulation-based and workplace-based training and assessment practices, to ensure ongoing quality improvement in how healthcare professionals deliver data-driven and data-informed top quality care to all patients and families.

Through his studies of self-regulated learning and healthcare simulation, Dr. Brydges aims to understand how training and assessment practices translate into healthcare professional’s behaviours and health system outcomes. His applied education research has implications for health care system reform at the individual and systems levels, and for increased efficiencies in healthcare resource utilization.

Recent Publications

  1. Jaensch, C, Jensen, RD, Brydges, R, Paltved, C, Madsen, AH. Supporting self-regulated-learning in colonoscopy training-A comparison cohort trial. Heliyon. 2024;10 (7):e28133. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2024.e28133. PubMed PMID:38560182 PubMed Central PMC10979054.
  2. Gavarkovs, AG, Finan, E, Jensen, RD, Brydges, R. When I say … active learning. Med Educ. 2024; :. doi: 10.1111/medu.15383. PubMed PMID:38503311 .
  3. Ginsburg, S, Stroud, L, Brydges, R, Melvin, L, Hatala, R. Dual purposes by design: exploring alignment between residents' and academic advisors' documents in a longitudinal program. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2024; :. doi: 10.1007/s10459-024-10318-2. PubMed PMID:38438699 .
  4. Sioufi, J, Hall, B, Antel, R, Moussa, S, Subasri, M, Fakih, M et al.. C-CASE 2023: Promoting Excellence in Surgical Education: Canadian Conference for the Advancement of Surgical Education, Oct. 12-13, 2023, Montréal, Quebec. Can J Surg. 2023;66 (6 Suppl 2):S137-S150. doi: 10.1503/cjs.014523. PubMed PMID:38065582 PubMed Central PMC10718643.
  5. Gavarkovs, AG, Crukley, J, Miller, E, Kusurkar, RA, Kulasegaram, K, Brydges, R et al.. Effectiveness of Life Goal Framing to Motivate Medical Students During Online Learning: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Perspect Med Educ. 2023;12 (1):444-454. doi: 10.5334/pme.1017. PubMed PMID:37901885 PubMed Central PMC10607565.
  6. Sheikh, N, Mehta, J, Shah, R, Brydges, R. Feedback that Lands: Exploring How Residents Receive and Judge Feedback During Entrustable Professional Activities. Perspect Med Educ. 2023;12 (1):427-437. doi: 10.5334/pme.1020. PubMed PMID:37868076 PubMed Central PMC10588547.
  7. Enani, GN, Brydges, R, MacRae, HM, Louridas, M. Exploring mentorship in surgery: An interview study on how people stick together. Med Educ. 2023;57 (11):1028-1035. doi: 10.1111/medu.15157. PubMed PMID:37485632 .
  8. Lorello, GR, Hodwitz, K, Issenberg, SB, Brydges, R. Relinquishing control? Supervisor co-regulation may disrupt students' self-regulated learning during simulation-based training. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2024;29 (1):9-25. doi: 10.1007/s10459-023-10244-9. PubMed PMID:37245197 .
  9. Tolsgaard, MG, Pusic, MV, Sebok-Syer, SS, Gin, B, Svendsen, MB, Syer, MD et al.. The fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence in medical education research: AMEE Guide No. 156. Med Teach. 2023;45 (6):565-573. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2023.2180340. PubMed PMID:36862064 .
  10. Jensen, RD, Brydges, R, Grierson, L. Re-examining the integration of routine and adaptive expertise: there is no such thing as routine from a motor control perspective. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2022;27 (5):1283-1291. doi: 10.1007/s10459-022-10163-1. PubMed PMID:36417040 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Professorship, Technology-Enabled Education, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Assistant Professor,  Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto
  • Assistant Professor, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto
  • Scientist, The Wilson Centre