McMaster University

McMaster University

Ari Shali

, MBChB

Assistant Professor, Pathology and Molecular Medicine

Division: Anatomy

Chair, Clinical Skills MD Program
Member, AFMC Clinical Skills Interest Group

McMaster University
1R1E Health Sciences Centre
905-525-9140 ext 22274
shalia@mcmaster.ca

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Faculty Biography

Education and Professional Standing

MBChB, University of Salahaddin, 1984


Interests

Dr. Shali is very much involved in teaching within the Faculty of Health Sciences. His current academic involvement includes:

Postgraduate Studies

  • Radiology Residency Training Program
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Training Program
  • Rheumatology Residency Training Program
  • Anesthesia Residency Training Program
  • Surgery Residency Training Program
  • Cardiology Residency Training Program

Undergraduate Studies

  • Education Program in Anatomy
  • Undergraduate Medical Program, Medical Foundation (1-5) & Clerkship
  • Physician Assistant Program
  • Midwifery Program

Sits on committees for McMaster’s MD Program including:

  • Member of the Clinical Committee, MD Program
  • Member of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) Committee, MD Program
  • Coordinator of Clinical Skills Practice Session (CSPS), Clinical Skills Committee, MD Program
  • Anatomy Coordinator,MF1, MF2 and MF3 planning Committee, MD Program
  • Member of the Standardized Patient (SP) Program Advisory Group, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Facilitator, Visitor’s Workshop Program for Faculty Development, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Member, International Interdisciplinary Summer Institute (IISI), Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Supervisor, Educational Oversight Interest Group (IG Group), MD Program, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Member of AFMC National Clinical Skills Interest Group
  • Member of the National Communication Skills Interest Group
  • Supervisor, Interest Group, MD Program
  • Member of the CCME Anatomy/Surgical Skills Interest Group
  • Member of the Educational Oversight Interest Group (IG), MD Program
  • Member of the POCUS Working Group for the MD Program
  • Member of the OSCE Working Group for the PA Program
  • Member of the Learning Assistant Program, Faculty of Health Sciences

Dr. Shali is a member of the National Clinical Skills Interest Group. This group has been working to develop a guide for clinical skills teaching across the country that outlines the expected competencies for undergraduate medical students at entry to clerckship and then at the time of graduation. Having decided what skills should be expected of our students, the National Clinical Skills Working Group will move forward to consider how best these skills can be taught, how faculty in the academic health science centers and in the community can be taught to be better clinical teachers and how clinical skills can be best evaluated.

Dr. Shali is a member of the Medical Acupuncture Program Faculty and Planning Committee.

Member of the following professional organizations:

  • The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC)
  • Canadian Association for Anatomy, Neurobiology, and Cell Biology (CAANCB)

Dr. Shali is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including:

  • The Annual David Carr Teaching Award for Outstanding Dedication and Commitment to Undergraduate Medical Student Education (1997, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008).  This award has recently been renamed to:
  • The Annual Ari Shali Teaching Award for Outstanding Dedication and Commitment to Undergraduate Medical Student Education (2009)
  • Teaching Excellence Award in the Art of Anatomy (Undergraduate Medical Class of 2002)
  • McMaster Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award (2001-2003)

He has also been nominated for the following awards:

  • The Annual David Carr Teaching Award for Outstanding, Dedication and Commitment to Undergraduate Medical Student Education (1998, 1999, 2001, 2002)
  • McMaster President's Award (1999)
  • Figure 1, HealthCare Educator Award (2016)

Selected Publications

  • Davis, D., Shannon, S, and Shali, A. (1993) Research and development resource base in CME: The Alliance for Continuing Medical Education, Orlando, Florida
  • Alward, L. , Shali, A. and Chouinard, E. (1994) Breast cancer. Medical Practice Education: Practice-Based Small Group Learning Project, Vol 1.
  • Williams, J., Shali, A. and Oczkowski, W. (1994) Transient ischemic attack. Medical Practice Education: Practice-Based Small Group Learning Project, Vol. 3
  • Booklet Evidence-Based Clinical Skills Document: A consensus document from the Undergraduate Medical Schools in Canada. The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) National Clinical Skills Interest Group, 2007
  • How to Teach Anatomy to Students Pursuing a Carrier in Medical and Health Sciences. Anatomical Science Educational Journal. 2009
  • Shali A. Editor. Medical Acupuncture, An Evidence-Based Approach to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Book 1, 2, and 3. Datahome Publishing Co Ltd, Scarborough, Ontario 2010.
  • MacBook: A Case-Base Approach to the OSCE. Michael G. Degroote School of Medicine, McMaster University,  Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 2013
  • Teaching Functional Clinical Anatomy to Students in Medical and Health Sciences At the Global Sciences and Technology Forum (GSTF). Journal of Advances in Medical Research. (JAMR) Vol1, No2., October 2014.
  • Shali A. Editor. Pre-Clerkship Clinical Skills Guide, 2nd Edition. Written for Students by Students, Michael G. Degroote School of Medicine, McMaster University,  Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 2016.
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