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.
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.
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.