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ICRE recently connected with Dr. Lorelei Lingard, professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Western Ontario and the inaugural Director of the Centre for Education Research & Innovation at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, to get insight into changing medical education and what we can expect from her ICRE 2013 plenary lecture. (more…)

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Want to better understand competency-based education? We have dynamic and challenging sessions that will help you move forward. Below are just samples of some of ICRE’s most engaging and innovative learning tracks!

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Want practical ideas to improve your educational practice? ICRE’s Teaching and Learning in Residency Education track offers dynamic sessions on everything from handovers to teaching safety competencies. Below are some of the challenging sessions you’ll find at ICRE. (more…)

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Want practical ideas to enhance resident assessment? ICRE’s Assessment: Cutting-edge Tools and practical techniques track offers dynamic sessions on everything from teacher assessment to virtual patients to observation. Below are just a few of the challenging sessions you’ll find at ICRE.

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In this PowerPoint presentation, Dr. Adelle Atkinson, associate professor of Pediatrics and director of postgraduate medical education at the University of Toronto, looks at the challenges and rewards of being a program director. Dr. Atkinson also offers 10 tips for new program directors to help manage their time, improve their program and make the experience a rewarding one. (more…)

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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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As part of its ongoing effort to highlight innovation in residency education, ICRE recently spoke with Dr. Adelle Atkinson, FRCPC, program director in Pediatrics at the University of Toronto, about their resident-run committee that advocates for children’s health.

Why did you decide to form the child advocacy committee?

The child advocacy committee is an extracurricular activity that was originally formed by residents to do a winter clothing drive for a local school. The school’s principal was very forward thinking and suggested that we set up a formal relationship. Since that time, the committee has grown to nine projects. The committee is made up of residents and chaired by residents but is overseen by faculty. One project delivers health curriculum to high schools in disadvantaged neighbourhoods. (more…)

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