Meredith Young

MEREDITH YOUNG, PhD, is an Associate Professor with the Centre for Medical Education and the Department of Medicine at McGill University. She earned her PhD In cognitive psychology from McMaster University studying how individuals (both individuals with and without medical expertise) think through a variety of complex problems in medicine. More specifically, she studied the intersection of more intuitive decision-making and more structured, rule-based reasoning.

Research methods employed: Cognitive psychology, behavioural economics, observational studies, assessment studies (including generalizability analyses), biostatistics, educational psychology and intervention studies, among others.

Current research interests: Medical decision making, clinical reasoning, decision making across the lifespan and expertise, how to effectively assess trainees, and factors that can influence public perceptions of health.

E-mail: meredith.young [at] mcgill.ca
Tel: (514) 398-4059

Supervisory experience:

GRADUATE STUDENTS AT MCGILL UNIVERSITY

Current:
Leora Birnbaum: Influence of medical language on patient relevant outcomes: physicians' views at various levels of training
Beth Cummings: Utility and acceptability of the long case oral examination in the medical clerkship

Previous:
Mylène Dandavino: Designing and addressing the effectiveness of web-based directed collaborative self-study modules in enhancing pediatric residents' skills and self-efficacy in clinical decision-making in general pediatrics.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS AT MCGILL UNIVERSITY

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Anais Rameau: Why medical students should be taught about the conceptualizaiton of disease - the illustrative case of gastroesophageal reflux disease in the medical curriculum at McGill University
Rachel Fisher: A novel integrated simulation-based orientation program for junior anesthesia residents: A program evaluation.

HONOURS THESIS STUDENTS AT MCMASTER UNIVERSITY

Previous:
Kristopher Wan: The influence of immediately available information on the medicalese effect.
Elizabeth Howey: The diagnostic biasing effect of similar symptom instantiations in novices
Katharine Holshausen: Patient's facial appearance alters likelihood of providing medical treatment.
Maria D’Angelo: The influence of increasing working memory load on judgments of covariation: an explanation of age effects.
Lisa Perry: The influence of situational framing on judgments of covariation
Justyna Maslowska: An investigation of emotional categorization: shyness and sociability influence the ability to categorize facial expressions of emotion.
Samantha Johnson: The role of facial similarity on medical diagnosis.
Amanda Gibson: Medical classification; changes in the last three decades.
Joseph Hui: The role of aging in judgments of covariation.