Want practical ideas to enhance resident assessment? ICRE’s Assessment: Cutting-edge Tools and practical techniques track offers dynamic sessions on everything from teacher assessment to virtual patients to observation. Below are just a few of the challenging sessions you’ll find at ICRE.
- Innovations to improving assessment practices in residency education: Great for anyone involved with assessment! Learn to identify key issues that can undermine workplace-based in-training assessment, and how to systematically design a process for developing and implementing an effective workplace in-training assessment system. You’ll also learn to adapt provided sample ITER templates for your own use.
- The role of the portfolio in coaching residents Led by a team from Sweden, this session will teach you the conditions needed for using portfolio as a tool for coaching residents, and how to translate these conditions into practical clinical setting. Practical implementation techniques and best practices will also be discussed.
- Validity and validation in performance-based assessment: Interested in improving the evidence-base for your assessment activities? This session will teach you how to develop the ability to categorize different types of validity evidence and examine the validity evidence supporting the mini-cex. You’ll also learn to construct a plan to develop the validity argument for common tools.
- Virtual patients: Why start from scratch? Practical and important, this session teaches you how to repurpose an existing Virtual Patient case or template for your own use. Also, you’ll learn how to link in relevant segments of existing material such as teaching videos and explore the range of educational situations into which you can use existing Virtual Patients.
- Portfolio assessment: How to do it and how to connect to the EPA concept: Designed for anyone looking to do better, upon completion of this session you will be able to assess a resident’s portfolio; develop an assessment procedure connecting to the Entrustable Professional Activities framework.
- Developing structured oral examinations to assess the CanMEDS Roles: Perfect for beginner level program directors and others interested in and challenged by the assessment of CanMEDS Roles. Upon completion of this session, you will be able to describe the evidence supporting the structured oral examination (SOE) as a valid and reliable assessment tool. You’ll also be able to write SOE scenarios incorporating several CanMEDS Roles and develop a SOE blueprint that includes seven CanMEDS Roles.
Wait, there’s more! The complete Teaching and Learning track, along with the entire ICRE program, will be released in the coming weeks.
Register online today for ICRE 2013! Book your space before the August 19 early bird deadline to save.