Claudio Violato

Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine


Administrator Info

Professor and Assistant Dean, Assessment, Evaluation and Research at the University of Minnesota Medical SchoolDr. Violato has taught at and held leadership positions at Wake Forest School of Medicine, the University of Calgary, University of British Columbia, University of Victoria, and the University of Alberta. Dr. Violato's publications in medical education include competency based assessment, psychometrics, research methods, leadership, and clinical reasoning and cognition. In addition to 10 books, Dr. Violato has published more than 300 scientific and technical articles, abstracts and reports in major journals such as Academic Medicine, Medical Education, British Medical Journal, Canadian Medical Association Journal, and the Lancet. He has received millions of dollars in research funding from various institutions including the US National Institute of Health. His most recent book, Assessing Competence in Medicine and Allied Health Professions is published by Taylor & Francis, 2019.

Research Summary

  • Psychometrics and research methods
  • Biostatistics
  • Medical education research

Teaching Summary

  • Psychometrics and research methods
  • Biostatistics
  • Medical Education Research

Honors and Recognition

Innovation Award for the development of the Physician Achievement Review Program, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Outstanding Mentorship in Medical Education, Wake Forest School of Medicine
Outstanding Achievement Award, Medical Council of Canada

Professional Memberships

Canadian Psychological Association
Canadian Association of Medical Education
American Psychological Association