McMaster University

McMaster University

Program for Educational Research and Development

What is PERD? The Program for Educational Research and Development (PERD) has been providing leadership and direction in health professions education since 1971.

About Us

The faculty and staff at PERD  provide years of experience to help healthcare professionals design theoretically grounded and rigorously administered research.

"McMaster Unversity has earned its reputation as an innovator in health sciences education. At PERD our goal is to continue to innovate ideas, disseminate scholarly work, and pollinate health education research centres in Canada and beyond. By making connections within our faculty between programs, between departments, between people, and between ideas, and by introducing just enough anarchy within our system to allow ideas to germinate and grow, we may not only maintain but enhance our pedigree." Dr. Harold Reiter, past PERD Director


The PERD Network is PERD's informal membership circle. Made up of faculty, staff, students and associates, the Network functions as a potential resource center for those actively involved in Medical Education scholarship.

Learn more about the PERD Network

Upcoming Events

Announcing Master's of Health Science Education Program in conjunction with The Faculty of Health Sciences will be holding our Annual Geoffrey Norman Day in Education Research on Wednesday, June 7th 2017.
This event is for all Faculty and Trainees across the health professions interested in Education Research and beyond.

The call for Oral Abstracts and Posters is now open - awards for top 2 Poster & Oral Presentations!

This Research event will showcase the diverse, high quality education-related research happening within our McMaster Community. We invite you to attend to learn more about the exciting work going on.

Please join us for the next PERD Educational Rounds on Tuesday April 25th, 2017 at 8am in MDCL 2218. At this talk Dr. Walter Eppich will discuss the art and science of debriefing. Dr. Eppich has taught extensively on basic and advanced simulation educator courses and served as an invited speaker around the world on topics related to simulation, feedback and debriefing.

Everyone is welcome to attend, please RSVP for this event at


If you'd like to learn more about these events or be added to the PERD mailing list please contact us at

Contact Us

PERD Administrative Assistant

Darci Hill

Telephone: 905-525-9140 x23114
Fax: 905-572-7099


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Hamilton, ON L8P 1H6 Canada

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