CBD Symposium: From competence by time to competence by design: An update to the proposed transformation of Canadian medical education Continue Reading »

From a dynamic plenary lineup, featuring leading experts from around the world, to dynamic networking opportunities, this year’s International Residency Leadership Summit (IRLS) offers better value than ever before. There are hundreds of reasons why you should start getting excited for IRLS 2014, but here are five to get you started: Continue Reading »

The future looks bright for adapting technologies to medical education. At ICRE 2014, there will be a panel discussion on what the emerging trends are, and how technologies might be harnessed for the purpose of educational use. But is there a cautionary tale to be told? ICRE recently sat down with Dr. David Cook, who will be co-leading the panel with Dr. Ali Jalali, for a reality check on the future. Continue Reading »

Back by popular demand: Program Director survival stories

Covering everything from behavioral and professionalism issues, to recruitment mishaps and substance abuse, this year’s Program Director panel will examine techniques and innovations to help program directors not only survive, but thrive in one of medical education’s most challenging positions. This practical discussion will feature Dr. Emily Borman-Shoap, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; Dr. Jamiu Busari, Maastricht University, Netherlands; Dr. Chloe Ann Joynt, Walter Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre, Edmonton, AB; and Docteur Jean-François Latulippe, Université de Montréal, Montréal (Québec)– all current or former program directors.

Join us Friday, October 24, 2014 from 09:30-11:30 this unique panel session.

NEW! Resident Survival Stories @ ICRE

This year, for the first time, ICRE will be hosting a dynamic panel looking at Resident Survival Stories. This practical discussion will feature current and former residents from various institutions and backgrounds.  Learn about challenges and triumphs experienced by your peers through successful navigation and best practices in a variety of areas including leadership roles, career planning, and remaining well throughout residency.

The complete ICRE 2014 program is now available online.


Don’t miss ICRE 2014! Online registration is now open on the ICRE website, so book your attendance today for early bird rates

Residents – Win a free registration to IRLS 2014 in just 400 words, or less!

How can social media enhance resident leadership? Answer that question in  400 words or less and you could be one of three residents who wins a free registration to the 2014 International Resident Leadership Summit (IRLS), October 25-26 in Toronto, ON. The winning entries will be showcased on the ICRE blog, as well as on the Royal College’s social media channels.  Don’t delay—contest closes Tuesday, July 29.

For more information about IRLS and ICRE, visit: http://www.royalcollege.ca/portal/page/portal/rc/events/icre/irls

Each year at the International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE) research paper abstracts are submitted that provide a forum for those who use systematic, scholarly methods to evaluate educational programs, identify new phenomena, define aspects of training and assess competence.

Together the Journal of Graduate Medical Education (JGME) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada are thrilled to announce that after two rounds of peer-review, the JGME/Royal College Top Three Research Papers, and the JGME/Royal College Top Five Resident Papers have been selected.  Continue Reading »

Congratulations to Meegan Dowe, winner of the 2014 Program Administrator Award for Innovation and Excellence!

Meegan joined the Department of Medicine at Dalhousie in 2001, working in the Internal medicine Postgraduate Education office. Since 2002, Meegan has been the Program Administrator for the Core Internal Medicine training program. As if that doesn’t keep her busy enough, Meegan has also filled the role of Education Manager for the Department of Medicine since 2007. Continue Reading »


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