Dr. Gisèle Bourgeois-Law is the Faculty Liaison between UBC CHES (Centre for Health Education Scholarship) and the Island Medical Program (IMP).  Her role involves facilitating opportunities for clinician teachers in the IMP to engage in educational scholarship, integrating a community of IMP medical education scholars with CHES, and supporting scholars in career goal advancements.  After graduating from the University of Manitoba, Gisèle obtained her CCFP followed by her FRCSC in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Her practice career was spent as a community-based obstetrician with a strong interest in teaching.  Gisèle served for 10 years as the Director of Clinician Assessment Programs at the University of Manitoba, where she was responsible for the assessment and remediation of physicians in difficulty identified by various regulatory authorities.  That program evolved over the years to include the assessment of both generalists and specialist IMG’s for entry into practice.

Gisèle joined UBC as Associate Dean Professional Development in 2008, a position she held until 2014. She is currently working on her PhD in Health Professions Education through Maastricht University with Glenn Regehr, Pim Teunissen and Lara Varpio as her supervisors.


Portfolio Coach Island Medical Program

Research Interests/Skills

Remediation in practicing physicians


Farrell L, Bourgeois-Law G, Buydens S, Regher G. Your Goals, My Goals, Our Goals: The Complexity of Coconstructing Goals with Learners in Medical Education. Teaching and learning in medicine. 2019 Mar 11:1-8.


Bourgeois‐Law G, Varpio L, Regehr G, Teunissen PW. Education or regulation? Exploring our underlying conceptualisations of remediation for practising physicians. Medical education. 2019 Mar;53(3):276-84.

Bourgeois-Law G, Teunissen PW, Regehr G. Remediation in practicing physicians: current and alternative conceptualizations. Academic Medicine. 2018 Nov 1;93(11):1638-44.

Farrell, L., Bourgeois-Law, G., Ajjawi, R., & Regehr, G. (2017). An autoethnographic exploration of the use of goal oriented feedback to enhance brief clinical teaching encounters. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 22(1), 91-104.

Farrell, L., Bourgeois-Law, G., Ajjawi, R., & Regehr, G. (2015) Autoethnography: Introducing “I” into medical education research. Medical Education 49 (10): 974-982



SDRME (Society of Directors of Medical Education Research) 2016

RCPSC Medical Education Research Grant 2016


2018 Faculty of Medicine Award for Distinguished Service to Continuing Professional Development