Marcia is an Orthopaedic Surgeon and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Calgary. Her academic interests are in Simulation Based Medical Education (SBME), National and Global Medical Education, and the intersection of Health and Technology.
She is the Medical Director for the Advance Technical Skill Simulation Laboratory (ATSSL) at the University of Calgary. This lab delivers simulation experiences to diverse learners in the health professions. From animal models and task trainers to theatre-based simulation, the ATSSL’s eight staff manage a dynamic learning space promoting learning through SBME.
Nationally, Marcia sits on the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) Council, whose vision is to be the Global Leader in Medical Education. She is also the Vice-Chair of the Surgical Foundations Advisory Committee at the RCPSC to frame and implement Competency Based Medical Education (CBME) in surgery across Canada. Marcia travels extensively with the Royal College to deliver medical education topics to international faculty. Her most recent trips include China, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
Clinically, Marcia is an orthopaedic surgeon with a practice focused on surgical arthritis care and sport medicine. Marcia also provides medical care to several athletic teams including Calgary Wolfpack Rugby, the University of Calgary Dinos, International Speed Skating, Formula One Motor Racing (Montreal) and the Canadian Alpine Ski Team.
For leisurely pursuits, she has goals that include: being outside in daylight, alpine skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and biking. All activities that get her off concrete.