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ICRE_12_1077More than 1,400 educators worldwide attend ICRE each year to explore the latest trends and innovations in postgraduate medical education. They benefit from more than four plenary lectures, 60 workshops and more than 180 paper and poster presentations focused exclusively on residency training.

Why should you plan to join them?

  1. Enhancing Educational Outcomes: This year’s theme is Educational Outcomes: Inspiring Residents, Improving Care. Attended and you’ll not only learn about how to strengthen the link between training and patient care, but also practical assessment and teaching methods to improve how you improve performance. (more…)

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ICRE recently spoke with Dr. Teresa Chan, an ICRE 2012 What Works finalist, about the pilot project, Developing McMAP: The McMaster modular assessment program. Dr. Chan developed the program with Dr. Jonathan Sherbino, FRCPC, at McMaster University. The pilot was launched in October 2012.

What was the impetus behind this project?

The Emergency Medicine program at McMaster University had wanted to look at how we could better identify earlier those residents who were having difficulties and to better understand exactly what they needed help with.  Residents were also finding that they weren’t receiving helpful feedback because it was often very vague – for example, “read more.” We decided that we needed to create a new daily evaluation that would rate residents on a specific task. We do have  a global rating, but we also have specific tasks to be rated, for instance, how is this person’s charting? Every day, various tasks are assessed. (more…)

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There is a continuum of behaviours pertinent to the CanMEDS Collaborator Role competencies. Download the audio recording and slides from this practical workshop and learn how to adapt at least one teaching tool and at least one assessment tool for the Collaborator Role for use within your programs.

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Miss that great competency-based assessment workshop or KeyLIME paper session? Want to revisit the resident duty hours debate? Audio recordings and slides from select ICRE 2012 workshops are now available online. Explore new ways to enhance your educational practice.

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Click here for a short podcast with Dr. Ian Curran, dean of educational excellence and head of innovation at the London Deanery, on the importance of residency training instilling more than just competence, including encouraging reflection.

Dr. Curran was the closing plenary lecturer at ICRE 2012.

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The Journal of Graduate Medical Education and ICRE jointly reviewed research abstracts submitted to the 2012 conference, and they have all been published online. Don’t miss this great resource. Click here to continue.

More 2012 slides and recordings will be posted on the ICRE website and shared in the coming weeks.

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The Journal of Graduate Medical Education has published all the ICRE 2012 research abstracts, both in a print supplement available at ICRE and now online.

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