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#ICREWithMeOver the years, ICRE has evolved into one of the most innovative conferences in medical education, attracting over 1,600 participants from nearly 40 different countries around the world.

This year, we’re hoping to build on that momentum and ask you to bring a colleague or friend who has never experienced ICRE before, and introduce them to this exceptional conference.

Past participants who bring a friend to #ICRE2018 in Halifax are encouraged to snap a selfie with the ICRE first-timer, and tweet it using the hashtags #ICRE2018 and #ICREwithMe.

Those who tweet the photo will be entered to win one complimentary registration for #ICRE2019 in Ottawa, September 26-28, 2019!

Don’t delay – bring a friend to Halifax and have them experience #ICREwithMe.

Royal College/JGME Top Research papers

We’re thrilled to announce this year’s Royal College/JGME Top Research papers. From examining faculty ratings to determining assessment anchors, this year’s papers explore medical education research and outcomes.

This year’s papers will be presented on Saturday, October 20 at 0915 at ICRE 2018 in Halifax, Canada.

  • Differences in EM trainee caseload and faculty ratings associated with supervising faculty gender
    Presented by: Lauren Cook-Chaimowitz, McMaster RCPSC Emergency Medicine Training Program, Canada
    Co-authors: Van Diepen, Kelly; Caners, Kyla (McMaster University, Div. of EM, Dept. of Med., Hamilton, ON, Canada); Pardhan, Alim (McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada); Welsford, Michelle (McMaster University, Div. of EM, Dept. of Med., Hamilton, ON, Canada); Chan, Teresa M. (McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada)
  • A grounded theory study of assessment anchors in PGME: Forthcoming opportunities and ongoing tensions
    Presented by: Nancy Dudek, University of Ottawa, Canada
    Co-authors: Gofton, Wade; Rekman, Janelle (University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada); McDougall, Allan (CMPA, Ottawa, Canada)
  • An empirical method for determining sentinel milestone ratings to predict residents’ attainment of recommended graduation targets
    Presented by: Kenji Yamazaki, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, United States of America
    Co-authors: Holmboe, Eric (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, Chicago, IL, United States of America); Hamstra, Stanley J. (University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada)

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Do you have a friend or colleague with an interesting story to share? Think your experiences lend themselves to a unique learning opportunity for residents? If so, we want to hear from you!

ICRE will once again host the dynamic Resident Survival Stories panel session for 2018, and we’re currently searching for panelists to share their stories around best practices and successful navigation in the area of The Learning Environment and Professionalism: How these entities affect Residency Training.

Deadline for submissions is June 15, 2018.

Click here for more information, and to access the submission site.

RCP0318-2018-ICRE-WebBanner-EN-Register-621The wait is over! Online registration for the 2018 International Conference on Residency Education is now open. Continue Reading »

I want to begin this post by asking you, the reader, to reflect upon the thoughts and questions that come to mind when you consider the learning environment in postgraduate medicine. It’s highly likely that any number of you thought of many different aspects and approach the learning environment through different lenses. There is no doubt the learning environment is a complex construct with many facets to consider when attempting to better understand and appreciate it.

Residency is a unique time in a physician’s career during which we begin to take on the responsibility of working for our institutions and for our patients, however still have much to learn to grasp the full scope of our own specialty. We are entering our careers in financially strained systems in which we must give consideration to caring for the system as a whole, while caring for our individual patients. The needs and expectations of society are also shifting, with increasing demands for accountability of our hospitals and our graduating clinicians. In recent years, consideration of these factors has led to broad and international changes in residency curricula. With this change in curricular design, must come parallel exploration and advancement of the environment in which we, as physician trainees, learn and become competent clinicians.

This consensus conference is structured to explore the postgraduate learning environment through six avenues: psychological, architectural, educational, inclusivity, digital and socio-cultural. We will strive to develop a comprehensive understanding of how these factors influence the learning environment, and thus, how they in turn impact learning. We intend to review what is known within each of these bodies of research, what areas need further exploration, and most importantly, how each of them fit together in the greater construct of the learning environment as a whole.

Participants will leave with an in-depth appreciation for the multiple facets of the learning environment and valuable considerations for application at their own institution. We also hope to collaboratively set the stage for future research into advancing the postgraduate learning environment.

We are lucky to have many international experts contributing to the program including Dr. Jonas Nordquist (Conference Co-Chair, Karolinska Institute), Dr. Linda Snell (McGill University), Dr. Jason Frank (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada), Dr. Ming-Ka Chan (University of Manitoba), Dr. Kelly Caverzagie (University of Nebraska College of Medicine), Dr. Anthony Llewellyn (University of Newcastle), Dr. Hiroshi Nishigori (Kyoto University), Dr. Saleem Razack (McGill University), and Dr. Ingrid Philibert (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education).

We are very much looking forward to this event and hope that you can attend.

2018_ICRE_ChiefResident_Hall_PhotoDr. Jena Hall BScH, MD, MEd Candidate 2018
Learning Environment Consensus Conference Co-Chair
ICRE Chief Resident
Obstetrics and Gynecology PGY2
Queen’s University

BlogWant to share your research, innovations and other successes with an international audience of medical education experts?

Consider submitting an abstract for presentation at ICRE 2018 in one of the following categories, before the March 2, 2018 deadline:

Abstracts will be accepted for presentation in either poster or oral form, and should speak to one of the topic areas as defined under our official conference learning tracks.

Visit the ICRE website for more information, and to download our submission guidelines.

ebulletinIf you have cutting-edge research or practical knowledge to share around residency education and/or training, be sure to submit a pre-conference workshop abstract for ICRE 2018!

Deadline for submissions is this Friday, January 5 at 23:59 (EST).

Visit the ICRE website for more information, and to access submission instructions.