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Keyna Bracken

Keyna Bracken BSc MD CCFP FCFP

Associate ProfessorUndergraduate and Clerkship DirectorDirector Clerkship Longitudinal Experiences Undergraduate Medical Education Program
David Braley Health Sciences Centre

Biography

Keyna Bracken is an associate professor in the department of Family Medicine at McMaster University with a full time academic clinical practice at McMaster Family Practice. She is currently the Undergraduate and Clerkship director for the department of Family Medicine. Keyna was recently appointed to a newly created leadership role in undergraduate medical education, Director, Clerkship Longitudinal Experiences.

A previous McMaster grad, she joined the department in 2007 after working for many years as a community-based family physician including high volume, full care obstetrics. Keyna was the Physician Director of the Maternity Centre of Hamilton from 2008-2015 and remains actively involved in both the provision and teaching of family medicine -centered obstetrical care.

Since returning to McMaster, Keyna has received a HAHSO grant for innovation to obstetrical care delivery, partnered with other departments at McMaster in several studies including, BHIP (Be Healthy in Pregnancy), and Public Health in, ‘My Baby and me’ Passport program for young mothers and most recently received a research grant from the Academic Family Medicine Associates for enhancing knowledge translation in FM clerkship.

Keyna is very familiar with the undergraduate program, having been a longitudinal facilitator in the Professional Competencies program, a tutor in MF 3, and a regular presenter to Concept Review Integration program. Keyna is actively involved in the global health program within the department of Family Medicine and continues to volunteer time to teach emergency obstetrical skills internationally with the Society of Obstetricians of Gynecologists of Canada and collaborate with colleagues both at McMaster and internationally to mentor and build capacity to improve maternal child health.

Keyna has been recognized for excellence in clinical practice by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and has received numerous teaching awards.

 Keyna is passionate about the process of medical education, especially as it relates to the development of resilient, reflective, professionals and has presented several workshops on resiliency, compassion fatigue and burnout in medical trainees.

Keyna’s current focus in medical education research centers on the learning environment and innovative ways to promote learning and knowledge translation.

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