Dr. Carlos Brailovsky works with the College of Family Physicians of Canada as a consultant on the Board of Examiners Committee, the Committee on Examinations–Family Medicine, and the Triple C project, and as a member of the Working Group on the Certification Process, a role that he credits as being the best part of his job. The Working Group members are family physicians who are passionate about medical education and training their residents, and Dr. Brailovsky leaves each meeting having learned a lot about best practices in Canada for training residents.
Dr. Brailovsky’s core activities in family medicine are related to developing evaluation instruments for clinical competence, and analyzing instruments used in order to improve them. His projects concern various aspects of clinical reasoning, using alerts from smartphone applications to improve how residents prepare for certification examinations, understanding the benefits of spaced education to increase the reading of clinical information, and developing objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) stations to measure generic competencies.
Dr. Brailovsky is a member of the National Academy of Medicine in Argentina, an emeritus professor at Laval University, and a consultant for the WHO/PAHO. He loves to explore other countries—he and his wife have cycled throughout Europe and Asia and hiked through England, Scotland, Argentina, and Peru, among others.
Lifetime Achievement in Family Medicine Research Award
These awards honour individuals who are trailblazers and leaders in family medicine research, and who have made a significant career contribution to family medicine research during their active career years. These awards give public recognition to both their work and to the discipline of family medicine.