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University Ambrosiana

The University Ambrosiana was founded in April of 1995 by Guiseppe R. Brera and is a private institution located in Milan, Italy. The University offers several programs of study and mainly concentrates on the areas of medicine, health sciences, and social sciences.

The foundations of the University Ambrosiana revolve around the study, research, teaching and promotion of health and wellness. The University is proud to embrace a holistic epistemological model that provides a traditional outlook while maintaining a strong ethical structure for students pursuing education in the helping professions. The focus of this holistic model is on a Person-Centered approach. In addition, the University Ambrosiana remains innovative in its contributions to current research, study and practice.


International Graduate Medical Education Program

Dr. Claudio Violato is the director of the International Graduate Medical Education Program and has been on the faculty of the University Ambrosiana since its inception in 1995.

With operations based in Alberta, Canada, the International Graduate Medical Education Program is a trans-continental co-operative institution, bringing together professors, students and institutions from around the globe.


Claudio Violato, Kent G. Hecker, How to Use Structural Equation Modeling in Medical Education Research: A Brief Guide. Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 2007, Vol. 19, No. 4, Pages 362-371.

Claudio Violato , Tyrone Donnon. Does the medical college admission test predict clinical reasoning skills? A longitudinal study employing the Medical Council of Canada clinical reasoning examination. Acad Med. 2005 Oct ; 80 (10 Suppl):S14-6.

Tyrone Donnon, Claudio Violato, Jean-Gaston DesCoteaux. Engagement with Online Curriculum Materials and the Course Test Performance of Medical Students. 971-978 Electronic Edition (link) BibTeX.

Tyrone Donnon , Claudio Violato. Medical students' clinical reasoning skills as a function of basic science achievement and clinical competency measures: a structural equation model. Acad Med. 2006 Oct ; 81 (10 Suppl):S120-3.

Tyrone Donnon , Jean-Gaston DesCôteaux , Claudio Violato. Impact of cognitive imaging and sex differences on the development of laparoscopic suturing skills. Can J Surg. 2005 Oct ;48 (5):387-93.

Tyrone Donnon , Elizabeth Paolucci , Claudio Violato. The Predictive Validity of the MCAT for Medical School Performance and Medical Board Licensing Examinations: A Meta-Analysis of the Published Research. Acad Med. 2007 Jan ;82 (1):100-106.



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