Earlier this year, a call went out to resident leaders around the world, encouraging them to apply to the first ever ICRE Chief Resident submission process.
The quality and quantity of applications was absolutely overwhelming, and our conference co-chairs were extremely impressed by the caliber of submissions. Choosing just a few winners from an immensely talented and capable pool of resident leaders proved to be a momentous task; but we’re pleased to finally officially announce the ICRE Chief Residents for 2016!
Dr. Stephen Gauthier is a resident in internal medicine at the University of Toronto. He is the Chief Medical Resident at the Toronto Western Hospital and is completing a fellowship in general internal medicine. In his role as Chief Medical Resident, Dr. Gauthier has implemented a code blue debriefing session; has led an initiative to improve the feedback process on clinical teaching units; and has created a number of innovative teaching sessions. He facilitates the General Internal Medicine Quality of Care Rounds with a focus on the intersection of quality and education. His academic interests include the evaluation of feedback in residency training, the use of technology in education, and improving feedback provided in clinical settings.
Dr. Peter A. Moore is an orthopaedic registrar (resident) for the Australian Orthopaedic Association’s (AOA) Victorian and Tasmanian training programs. He received his bachelor’s degree in science (majoring in physics) in 2003, and his MBBS in 2007; both from the University of Sydney. Dr. Moore is the current president of the Australian Orthopaedic Registrar’s Association (AORA); a role in which he serves as a member of the Federal Training Committee of the AOA, and the chair of the organizing committee for the AORA annual meeting and ICL series. He has been actively involved in AOA 21, the AOA’s initiative to redesign its education and training program, and has extensive experience teaching students and junior doctors from a wide array of Australian medical schools.
Dr. Brie Yama is a paediatric resident at the Hospital for Sick Children/University of Toronto, and incoming Chief Resident for the 2016/2017 academic year. Prior to entering medical school, Dr. Yama completed a master’s degree in epidemiology and biostatistics. She has a strong interest in education, and has served on the Postgraduate Medical Education Committee as a resident representative for the past three years, and as the resident lead for PedLE-R (Pediatric Longitudinal Experience with Residents) for the past two years. Dr. Yama has completed qualitative research in multisource feedback and 360 degree feedback, and recently presented her work during the 2015 International Conference on Residency Education’s Top 5 Resident Papers session.
These outstanding resident leaders will act as representatives and advocates for the international resident community leading up to, and during, ICRE, and their unique perspectives on improving training and enhancing patient care will be reflected in the 2016 conference program.
Congratulations, again, to our inaugural ICRE Chief Residents!