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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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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 has published all the ICRE 2012 research abstracts, both in a print supplement available at ICRE and now online.

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“Proactive steps can help training programs find optimal solutions while there is time for consultation and collaboration.”

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“The issue of how long residents should work has been a hot topic for over 25 years, but has never been timelier. “

Read a thoughtful post by Dr. Kevin Imrie on the new Resident Duty Hours blog, part of the project Towards a Pan-Canadian Consensus on Resident Duty Hours. (more…)

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The following is a blog post by Dr. Amber Menezes, a surgical resident at the University of Ottawa.  Dr. Menezes will join surgical educators from around the world at the 2012 International Conference on Surgical Education and Training (ICOSET), held immediately prior to ICRE.

 

Residency has the capacity to shut residents off from the bigger picture, namely current affairs. There’s been many a time when I have come off a stretch of call and emerged, blinking mole-like into the sunlight; wondering what day it is, what the weather’s like, and what’s going on in the world, because I just don’t have a clue.

But unless you’ve been living in a cave, it is impossible not to be aware of a critical shift in medical education: In June 2011, an arbitration ruling in Quebec stated that 24 hour shifts were dangerous to residents’ health and contravened the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Quebec residency schedules were thereby changed to 16 hour shifts instead.

With all eyes on Quebec, the rest of Canada, of course, is wondering whether this ruling will extend across the country. What are the implications of such a ruling? I can think of a few, particularly in respect to general surgery residency. Keep in mind however that as a general surgery resident, I have a definite bias.

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