Gurjit Sandhu

Gurjit Sandhu, PhD

Associate Professor
Education Research Sciences Collaborative
Department of Surgery and Learning Health Sciences

2207 Taubman Center


Administrative Contact

Hadley Stoll, 734-615-7052


Dr. Gurjit Sandhu is a Surgical Education Scientist, Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery. Dr. Sandhu completed her B.A. in 1996 from the University of British Columbia, Canada and earned her PhD in 2006 from Queen's University, Canada. She was the Educational Developer for Postgraduate Medical Education at Queen's University before joining the faculty at the University of Michigan in November 2013.

Dr. Sandhu's research concentrates on progressive entrustment and graduated autonomy in surgical education. More broadly, her work focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning, specifically looking at professional education, teaching methods and assessment. Dr. Sandhu also uses her strengths as a qualitative researcher to support her work on social accountability in medical education, health equity and disparities, and global health.

Published Articles or Reviews

  • Sandhu G: Creating inclusive classrooms using postcolonial and culturally relevant literacy. Journal of Critical Race Inquiry 2(1): 26-53, 2012.
  • Sandhu G, Garcha I, Sleeth J, Yeates K, Walker GR. AIDER: A model for social accountability in medical education and practice. Med Teach 35(8): e1403-e1408, 2013. PM23444886
  • Sandhu G: When I say... social accountability in medical education. Medical Education 49(1): 23-24,2015. PM25545570
  • Sandhu G, Rich JV, Magas C, Walker GR: A Diverging View of Role Modeling in Medical Education. CJSoTL 6(1): Article 7, 2015.
  • Yates E, Finks JE, Sandhu G: Re: The diagnostic skills of fourteen-year olds. Medical Teacher 1: Early Online, 2015. doi:10.3109/0142159X.2015.1042440
  • Demehri FR, Claflin J, Alameddine M, Sandhu G, Magas CP, Virgin K, Gauger PG: Surgical Baseball Cards: Improving Patient and Family-Centered Care. Journal of Surgical Education 72(6): e267-e273, 2015. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2015.07.013
  • Scally CP, Sandhu G, Magas C, Gauger PG, Minter RM: Investigating the Impact of the 2011 ACGME Regulations on Surgical Residency Programs: The Program Director Perspective. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 221(4):883-889, 2015. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2015.07.011
  • Sandhu G, Teman N, Minter RM: Training Autonomous Surgeons – More Time or Faculty Development? Ann Surg. 261(5): 843-845, 2015. PM25575257
  • Magas C, Dedhia P, Barrett M, Gauger P, Gruppen L, Sandhu G: Strategic Questioning in Surgical Education. The Clinical Teacher Online: 2016. (In Press) doi: 10.1111/tct.12525
  • Sandhu G, Magas C, Robinson A, Scally C, Minter R: Progressive Entrustment to Achieve Resident Autonomy in the Operating Room: A National Qualitative Study with General Surgery Faculty and Residents. Annals of Surgery Online: 2016. (In Press) doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000001782
  • Meyer, H, Varpio L, Gruppen L, Sandhu G: The Ethics and Etiquette of Research Dissemination: 2016. (In Press) doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000001440
  • Meyer H, Varpio L, Gruppen L, Sandhu G: The Ethics and Etiquette of Research Collaboration: 2016. (In Press) doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000001439

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