Learn more about the CanMEDS 2015 Town Hall in this Q&A with Dr. Linda Snell, FRCPC, one of the co-chairs of the CanMEDS 2015 project and ICRE. This event is open to all ICRE registrants but space is limited. For planning purposes, we ask that you please sign up in advance. If you have already registered for ICRE, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot at the Town Hall. Visit the ICRE web site to register for the conference.
What is the purpose of the CanMEDS 2015 town hall event at ICRE?
The CanMEDS 2015 Town Hall at ICRE is an opportunity to learn about the proposed changes to the framework, provide your input and be part of the discussion in an interactive setting. This event is part of a larger consultation program that ensures Fellows, medical educators and all Royal College stakeholders have multiple opportunities to be involved in shaping CanMEDS 2015. This ICRE event is another great chance to engage directly in the discussion with colleagues and project leaders.
What information will be shared about CanMEDS 2015?
We’ll start by providing an overview of the CanMEDS 2015 project: why we need to update the framework, the structure and process for developing the next version of the framework, and the organizational elements of the project. We’ll also talk about the concept of milestones, explaining what they are and how we envision incorporating them into the CanMEDS Framework.
Who should attend the CanMEDS 2015 Town Hall?
This will be of interest to program directors, post-graduate deans and anyone else who is involved in the administration of residency education. It will also be relevant to Fellows, residents, teaching faculty, clinician educators, and some of our international colleagues who use CanMEDS as their framework. Most simply and importantly, this is a chance to hear and be heard. We’re really looking forward to learning what everyone has to say and we encourage ICRE delegates to attend if they can!
What kind of opportunities will there be for discussion and sharing feedback on the proposed changes?
The whole session will be interactive: we need to hear from Fellows and stakeholders and we also want to give them the opportunity to hear from us. After a brief opening overview, we will encourage small group discussions, the content of which will follow the needs and interests of the audience who participate. For instance, some groups may have more general discussions on how we’re going to use the milestones while others might choose something much more specific. There will be an opportunity for the small groups to share the main themes from their discussion with the larger audience.
How will the feedback be integrated into the draft framework?
Project leaders, such as myself and Jason Frank, as well as many of the other chairs or co-chairs of the expert working groups, who are contributing to the draft framework, will be at the town hall. We are looking forward to hearing the discussion first hand and notes will be taken to ensure thoughts and ideas are captured for future reference. This information will be passed to the rest of the working group members, so they can incorporate any outstanding points.
For people who can’t attend the event in person, what are the other opportunities to give feedback on CanMEDS 2015?
For those who can’t attend in person, we’ll also be live-tweeting during the event. People can follow the discussion @RC_ICRE_CIFR and the #CanMEDS2015 hashtag.
After the event, the consultations will be ongoing over the next few months. We are still looking for people to join our ePanels and there will be more consultations when the draft framework is released in 2014. Visit the CanMEDS 2015 web site for details.