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ICRE 2018 Residency Education Award

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Each year during the International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE), trailblazing medical educators and resident leaders are recognized for their valuable contributions and accomplishments within the field of residency training, advocacy and practice.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, along with the 2017 ICRE planning committee, would like to congratulate all the recipients of the 2017 awards.

Call for Residency Education Awards nominations

The 2018 Residency Education Awards call for nominations will open in January 2018.

The deadline for submissions is April 6, 2018.

Program Director of the Year Award

This award is given annually to a program director who has demonstrated a commitment to enhancing residency education as evidenced by innovation and impact beyond his/her program. Up to two awards are presented annually.

2017: Donna Steele, MD, MA, FRCSC, University of Toronto

Kristin Sivertz Resident Leadership Award

This award is given annually to a resident who has demonstrated leadership in Canadian specialty education and encourages the development of future leaders in medicine. Up to two awards are presented annually.

2017: Mark E. Lipson, MD, FRCSC, University of Calgary; Victoria E. Cook, MD, FRCPC, University of British Columbia

Mark Lipson

Mark E. Lipson , MD, FRCSC, University of Calgary

Victoria Cook

Victoria E. Cook , MD, FRCPC, University of British Columbia

International Residency Educator of the Year Award

This award is given annually to an international residency educator who has demonstrated a commitment to enhancing residency education as evidenced by innovation and impact beyond his/her program.

2017: Eric Warm, MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; Michelle Lin, MD, San Francisco General Hospital

Eric Warm

International Resident Leadership Award

This award is given annually to an international resident who has demonstrated leadership in specialty education and encourages the development of future leaders in medicine.

2017: Manit Arora, MD, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre

Program Administrator Award for Innovation and Excellence

This award is given annually to a Residency Program Administrator (PA) who has demonstrated a commitment to enhancing residency education as evidenced by innovation and excellence beyond his/her program.

2017: Sara Cover, Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Sara Cover

ICRE Top Paper and Top Poster Awards

Each year, the top conference paper; top resident paper; top poster presentation and top What Works? paper are selected by a panel of judges onsite, during ICRE. Winners of the Top Paper and Top Poster Awards are invited as special guests and recognized at the International Residency Education Awards Dinner. Recipients receive a certificate, and have their accomplishments featured on the Royal College website and in publications.

Top Royal College/JGME Top Research in Residency Education Paper

Early detection of residents at risk of failure using a keyword specific algorithm
Presented by: Mr. Gaby Tremblay, Université Laval

Top Royal College/JGME Top Research in Residency Education Paper

Evaluation of a resident lead teaching program for the MRCPCH clinical examination Wales UK
Presented by: Dr. Smiti Bihari, Morriston Hospital, Swansea

Top Resident Quality Improvement Paper 2017

Reducing Repetitive ‘Routine’ Blood Testing Among Hospitalized Patients
Presented by: Dr. Laura Walker, St. Michael’s Hospital

Top What Works 2017: The NOSM Pediatric Amazing Race

An innovative vehicle for delivering the ‘social pediatric’ curriculum
Presented by: Dr. Tara Baron, Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Top Poster 2017: Direct observation on the Internal Medicine Clinical Teaching Unit

A qualitative study exploring perceptions of trainees and attending physicians
Presented by: Dr. Stephen Gauthier, Queen’s University

Past Award Winners

Click here to see a list of past ICRE award winners.