Making its return at this year’s conference, the Mentorship Program is designed to provide mentees with useful, individualized advice from an experienced educator – with expertise in teaching, assessment, education leadership, education research, or managing their lives as educators and clinicians.
Through the Mentorship Program, participants can pick the brains of a long list of MedEd experts on a variety of topics; from academic leadership to work-life balance – and everything in between.
Below is a sneak peek at some of this year’s mentors, along with their areas of expertise:
Dr. Felix Ankel, Vice President and Executive Director of Health Professional Education, HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research, and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Minnesota
- Possible mentorship topics include: Systems thinking and learning networks.
Dr. Adelle Atkinson, MD, FRCPC, Director of Postgraduate Medical Education, Department of Pediatrics, University of Toronto
- Possible mentorship topics include: Medical school and residency admissions, creating a career in medical education, and the program director role.
Dr. Glen Bandiera, MD, Med, FRCPC, Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education, University of Toronto
- Possible mentorship topics include: Academic leadership, assessment, and competency-based education.
Dr. Rodrigo Cavalcanti, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the General Internal Medicine Training Program, University of Toronto
- Possible mentorship topics include: Education research, simulation and clinical reasoning.
Dr. Kelly Caverzagie, Associate Dean for Educational Strategy, University of Nebraska College of Medicine
- Possible mentorship topics include: Alignment of education and clinical care, and assessment of competence.
Dr. Ming-Ka Chan, Clinician Educator, CanMEDS & Faculty Development, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; Director, Education/Faculty Development, Pediatrics, University of Manitoba
- Possible mentorship topics include: Leadership, CanMEDS, feedback and formative assessment, and work/life balance.
Dr. Sally J. Davies, Royal College of Physicians (London) Regional Specialty Advisor, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
- Possible mentorship topics include: Assessment, trainee support and appraisal.
Dr. Ian Incoll, Vice-President, Chair of Education and Training, Dean of Education (provisional), Australian Orthopedic Association
- Possible mentorship topics include: Academic leadership and the Australian surgical system.
Dr. Julien Poitras, Vice-Dean for Social Responsibility, Laval University
- Possible mentorship topics include: Academic and career management
Dr. Jonathan Sherbino, MD, Med, FRCPC, FAcadMEd, Emergency Physician and Trauma Team Leader, McMaster University; Senior Clinician Educator, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
- Possible mentorship topics include: Education scholarship, assessment, and CBME.
Dr. Sandy Tse, Fellowship Program Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine PEM Faculty CME Coordinator, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario; Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa
- Possible mentorship topics include: Building a teaching career, and ‘Education 101’ for program directors.
Dr. Mark C. Wilson, MD, MPH, Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education, University of Iowa
- Possible mentorship topics include: Creating an academic niche in graduate medical education, creating a sustainable role as a program director, and how to practically integrate evidence-based clinical practice into clinical care education.
Mentoring session sign-up will take place at the registration desk at ICRE, and spots are limited, so get there early! Don’t miss your chance to explore an issue and network with a MedEd expert at ICRE 2015.
Visit the ICRE website for more information on this and other dynamic conference programming.