Competence by design is a revolutionary change in medical education that will lead to increased assessment.  Making sense of the large volumes of assessment will require analyzing data and representing it graphically to promote feedback and learning. Learning analytics provides the tools to interpret these data and derive meaning for programs and learners.

Come learn more about how data analysis using learning analytics can help your program assist your trainees. The 2017 Learning Analytics Summit in medical education will bring together an international group of experts to review key concepts and explore important questions in this emerging field.

Over this two day course you will hear plenaries from leaders in the field, participate in interactive learning sessions with your peers and help build the community of practice that will shape the environment.

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Dr. Rachel Ellaway & Dr. Stephanie Teasley

On day one of the summit, you’ll be introduced to learning analytics, with practical examples of their use for learners and training programs. In small groups, you will discuss how learning analytics can help you in your role, and later in the day, you will explore practical scenarios on how to use Analytics to help trainees reflect and and plan their learning.

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The Body Electric digital art exhibit annually showcases an inspiring selection of visual art, in a range of media, including photography, drawing, painting, sculpture and film.

We recently spoke with one of the curators, Dr. Lisa Richardson, about this unique event. Continue Reading »

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Dr. Richard Reznick is the opening plenary speaker for #ICRE2017 this October 19-21 in Quebec City. He recently told us about changes in medical education, the importance of learner empowerment, and where he sees the future of MedEd heading.

From professor, educator, to Dean, how have you seen medical education evolve over the years?

Richard Reznick (RR): Probably the most important change has been learner empowerment. For the most part, medical educators are working with adult learners and need to take a particular approach to interacting with this audience. The most fundamental principle in this is to empower the student to take responsibility of their own learning, and the teacher role changes from transmitter of information to guide, facilitator and coach. Continue Reading »

2017_icre_chiefresident_fleming_photoIt is fair to say that, before my last trip to Canada (that makes me sound very jet set-like, it was in fact, also my only trip to Canada), I really did not know what to expect; of the country, of the people and certainly not of the ICRE, which I attended in Vancouver.

It was a revelation.

Of the country, none of the stuff you read online covers it. It’s every postcard, every nature program, and every dream holiday brochure rolled into one. Of the people, the stereotypes hold true – they are the nicest, friendliest, and most welcoming people I have ever had the chance to meet. Trust me, when a British guy says a people are polite, he knows of which he speaks.

Then we come to the crux of the matter – the International Conference in Residency Education. This is the largest conference in the world, focused on the training and improvement of education of junior doctors around the world. It is mind boggling. Continue Reading »


We are pleased to welcome back The Body Electric exhibit to this year’s conference.

The Body Electric showcases artistic talent in visual art, including photography, drawing, painting, sculpture and film.

This year, submissions should reflect the ICRE 2017 theme, Leadership and Change in Residency Training: A Call to Action, as well as the theme of change and social action within medicine and health care.

Deadline for submission is July 10, 2017.

Visit the ICRE website for more information and submission instructions.

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The wait is over! Online registration for the 2017 International Conference on Residency Education is now open.

Join more than 1,800 medical education leaders, clinical educators, program directors, residents and policy makers from around the world in Quebec City, Canada, October 19-21, for the world’s largest conference devoted exclusively to advancing residency education.

Headlined by leadership and change management experts, this year’s conference will:

  • explore the theme of Leadership and Change in Residency Training: A Call to Action
  • feature five plenary sessions, 19 learning tracks, 60+ workshops, and more than 200 paper and poster presentations

Click here to register for ICRE 2017.

The early bird deadline for online registration is Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

We can’t wait to see you in Quebec City!



We all know incredible MedED trailblazers who are making incredible contributions to the field of residency training, advocacy and practice.

Show your appreciation by nominating your peers for a Residency Education Award!

The 2017 selection committee is currently seeking nominations for the following awards:

The deadline is April 7, 2017 for all categories listed.