Dr. John J. Leddy

Dr. John J. Leddy
Dr. John J. Leddy
Associate Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine | Director of Evaluations for the MD program

BSc Biochemistry, University of Ottawa
PhD Pharmacology, University of Ottawa

Roger Guindon Hall, room 3105E
613-562-5800 ext. 8170


Research interests 

Dr. Leddy’s research interests focus on assessment in the biomedical sciences as well as selection criteria used in the medical school admissions process. In biomedical education, his research seeks to improve the delivery and retention of physiological and pharmacological knowledge. His current project is investigating the influence of concepts maps versus traditional study methods on the acquisition of core content in pharmacology. His interests in the medical school admissions process have concentrated on the validity and reliability of the autobiographic sketch as well as the use of an emotional intelligence (EI) test to predict admission to medical school and success during medical training.

Teaching accomplishments

Dr. Leddy’s enthusiasm and dedication to teaching have been recognized through a number of awards, including the Ontario Leadership in Faculty Teaching Award, the University of Ottawa Award for Excellence in Teaching, the University of Ottawa Excellence in Education Award as well as Faculty of Medicine Educator Awards for the Communicator, Collaborator, Leadership/Manager and Professionalism competencies. He has also received the Canadian Association of Medical Education (CAME) Merit Award for his contributions to medical education at the University of Ottawa.

Grant support

Dr. Leddy’s work has received funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (OMHLTC), the Consortium national de formation en santé (CNFS), the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and Centre for University Teaching.

Research interests

  • Biomedical education
  • Medical school admissions