Earlier this year, a call went out to international resident leaders, encouraging them to apply for the second annual ICRE Chief Resident submission process.
Residents from a wide range of disciples from all over the world expressed their interest in the role, and our selection committee was overwhelmed by the degree of skill and passion for medical education that all our applicants displayed.
Choosing just a few candidates from such a talented pool of residents was a difficult task; but we’re pleased to officially announce the ICRE Chief Residents for 2017:
Dr. Simon Fleming, British Orthopaedic Trainees Association
Dr. Simon Fleming is a trauma and orthopaedic registrar on the Pott Rotation in London, UK, and a PhD candidate in medical education at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is currently serving as president of the British Orthopaedic Trainees’ Association (BOTA). While passionate about orthopaedics and surgical training, Dr. Fleming’s special interests also lie in hand surgery; competency attainment; improved delivery of orthopaedic training; mentoring; and combating bullying, undermining and harassment in surgery through the UK’s #HammerItOut campaign. He is a recent recipient of the Surgeon Educator Award from the Royal College of Surgeons (UK) and the Academic Support Award from Queen Mary University, and Barts and The London Medical School. Twitter: @OrthopodReg
Dr. Mitchell Goldenberg, University of Toronto
Dr. Mitchell Goldenberg is a urology resident at the University of Toronto. He is currently completing his MSc in Medical Education at the Institute of Medical Science, and is a part of the Surgeon Scientist Training Program (SSTP) and the Clinician Investigator Program (CIP). Prior to residency, Dr. Goldenberg co-founded a summer program for high-school students interested in medicine, where he introduced 14-17 year olds to basic surgical skills. His current research focuses on technical skill assessment and standard setting in technical robotic skill. Dr. Goldenberg was a Royal College/JGME Top Research Paper finalist at ICRE 2016. Twitter: @mitchgoldenberg
Dr. Erin Rayner-Hartley, University of British Columbia
Dr. Erin Rayner-Hartley is a cardiology resident at the University of British Columbia. She has a strong interest in curriculum development, with a focus on effective teaching strategies in a critical care environment. During her term as Chief Medical Resident at the Vancouver General Hospital, she chaired the Academic Half Day Committee and sat on the inaugural Wellness Committee. Dr. Rayner-Hartley is currently gaining experience leading teaching sessions on effective resident feedback, and is passionate about raising awareness around stress management during residency.
Along with our newly appointed resident leaders, we are also thrilled to welcome back Dr. Brie Yama, who will join the ICRE planning team for a second term in the role of ICRE Chief Resident. Dr. Yama is a paediatric resident at the Hospital for Sick Children/University of Toronto, and 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. Twitter: @BrieYama
Our outstanding ICRE 2017 Chief Residents will act as representatives and advocates for the international resident community, leading up to, and during ICRE. Their unique perspectives on improving training and enhancing patient care will be reflected in the 2017 conference program.
Stay tuned for more from our ICRE Chief Residents in the coming months, including guest blog posts and videos.