Elpida Artemiou , BSc, MSc, PhD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Communication
Dr. Artemiou began her professional career at RUSVM in counseling and continued to teach communication and professional skills upon completing her PhD in Medical Education with an emphasis on clinical communication, simulation-based teaching and learning and outcome assessments. Dr. Artemiou has focused her career in incorporating blended learning in the classroom. She has also developed and implemented outcome assessments to evaluate students’ communication competence and established the role of simulated clients as raters.
Her interests further encompass a variety of areas relevant to veterinary medical education including workplace learning and assessment, leadership development, diversity programs, human-animal interactions, the principles of relational coordination in academia and practice, and the One Health approach. Through her many roles at RUSVM, Dr. Artemiou encourages a culture of personal wellness and mindful, reflective daily practice.
BSC Chemistry and Biological Sciences, McGill University
MSC Genetic Counselling, McGill University
PHD Medical Education, International Graduate Medical Education; University Ambrosiana
Human Animal Bond
Member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 2015
Ron Taylor Award, DeVry University, 2014
PRIDE, Ross University, 2008
Student Government Recognition Award, RUSVM, 2007
Great Distinction Award, McGill University, 1999
G. Stafford Whitby Award in Polymer Chemistry, McGill University, 1999
Williamson JA, Hecker K, Yvorchuk K, Artemiou E, French H, Fuentealba C. Development and validation of a feline abdominal palpation model and scoring rubric.2015. Veterinary Record. 2015; doi: 10.1136/vr.103212.
Artemiou E, Adams CL, Hecker K, Vallevand A, Violato C, Coe JB. Standardized client assessors in a veterinary communication OSCE: A reliability and validity study. 2014; The Veterinary Record. 10.1136/vr.102633
Artemiou E, Adams CL, Toews L, Violato C, Coe JB. Informing web-based communication curricula in veterinary education: A systematic review of web-based methods used for teaching and assessing clinical communication in medical education. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. 2014; 41(1):44-54.
Artemiou E, Adams CL, Vallevand A, Violato C, Hecker K. Measuring the effectiveness of small-group and web-based training methods in teaching clinical communication: A case comparison study. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. 2013; 40(3):242-51.
Artemiou E, Hecker K , Adams CL, Coe JB. Does a Rater’s Professional Background Influence Communication Skills Assessment? 2015. In press: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education.
Artemiou E, Moffett J, Coe J. Online reputation management: An educational intervention to reduce veterinary student’s exposure to risk when using social media.
Artemiou E, Spackman C, Kelly P, Berezowski J. Estimating the number of free-ranging cats in St. Kitts by a novel method.
Maudlin-Pereira M., Artemiou E, McGonigle D., Sithole F., Development and Assessment of Clinical
Reasoning Skills through the Incorporation of Second Life.
Artemiou E., Fuentealba C, Gilbert G, Greenhill L, Climate Study.
Artemiou E, Koster L, Sithole F. Effects of classical music on reducing environmental stress in dogs as well as in veterinary students while improving cognitive and spatial ability during training- a pilot study.