Lecturer and Director
Dr. George Pachev completed his undergraduate education at the University of Sofia, Bulgaria, and a doctorate in psychology from UBC. He brings to the field of health professions education a strong background in research methodology, statistics, testing, and educational measurement. He has spent more than 16 years in the UBC Faculty of Medicine in various leadership roles related to assessment including head, Assessment Research and Development. George joined the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences in December 2013 to develop and implement comprehensive assessment programs for the Faculty’s professional degree curricula. He also leads and supports faculty development initiatives and scholarship related to assessment.
Dr. Pachev’s areas of teaching interest include testing, measurement, assessment, research methodology, and statistics. He has a keen interest in faculty development including leading practical sessions on educational assessment topics such as item development, examination development (including OSCE, practice and simulation-based examinations), and standard-setting.
George’s current research and R&D interests, all assessment-related, span topics from designing programs of assessment to their psychometric, efficacy and effectiveness evaluation.
"Certficate of Merit." Pachev G. Canadian Association for Medical Education. 2004.
"Certificate of Recognition." Pachev G. UBC Faculty of Medicine. March 2002.
"Incorporating Competence Assessment Principles into an OSCE." Shah A, Jones A, Pachev G. Poster, 2013 Canadian Conference on Medical Education. Quebec City, QC. April 2013.
"Improving Debriefing after Anesthesia Simulation: Identifying the Cognitive Frame." Roston C, Pachev G, Koval V. Poster, 2013 Canadian Conference on Medical Education. Quebec City, QC. April 2013.
"Pilot evaluation of a simulation-based course." Pachev G, Koval V, Zheng B, Tanin H, Qayumi K. RCPSC Simulation Summit. Toronto, ON. September 2010.