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Residents at ICRE

Residents network during ICRE

As the next generation of medical educators and leaders, the involvement and participation of residents in critical discussions around residency training and transformation is paramount.

Over the last decade, residents have become an influential and important part of the International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE), and they now make up a significant part of the conference’s primary audience.

With major transformations currently taking place within medical education systems around the world, and the topic of resident leadership and scholarship increasingly gaining visibility within ICRE’s program, we’re pleased to introduce a practical and timely new resident-focused Learning Track for 2017:

Engaging residents: Inspiring the next generation of leaders and educators

Engaging residents

Inspiring the next generation of leaders and educators

Through practical workshops, presentations and interactive sessions tailored towards residents and other learners, this track will engage our future leaders and educators in critical discussions and scholarship related to teaching and training; management and clinical skills; accreditation; resource stewardship; patient safety and quality; competency-based medical education; mentorship and more. How residents can best learn, navigate, adapt and excel within a changing medical education landscape is at the core of this learner-centred track, designed for residents; by residents.

Full session details will be available in Spring 2017.

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Gain approval to attend ICRE 2017

In today’s economy, we know that spending time and money to attend the International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE) and its associated events is a professional development opportunity that sometimes needs to be justified. We recommend that you follow the steps below to demonstrate to your program director or management the positive return on investment (ROI) for your institution, clinic or organization that will result from attending ICRE 2017.

Step 1:

Explore ICRE’s 2017 program and determine which educational sessions you plan to attend. Choose those that will most benefit your professional practice, your research, your colleagues/residents and your institution. Each of the workshops, plenaries and poster/paper presentations under ICRE’s 19 Learning Tracks outline specific learning objectives and outcomes for participants.

Step 2:

Complete a Request Letter and submit to your program director or management. This letter, developed specifically for our medical education audience, is meant to help facilitate the approval process and create a business case for attending ICRE 2017. You may also download our Cost/Benefit Worksheet to help develop a cost estimate.

We look forward to seeing you in Quebec City this autumn!


What’s a day in the life of a resident at ICRE like?

What’s a day in the life of a resident at ICRE like?

Watch this video to find out:

ICRE Chief Residents

ICRE Chief Residents

Each year, our conference puts out a call to resident leaders around the globe, to recruit some of the best and brightest to the ICRE Chief Resident program.

ICRE Chief Residents act as representatives and advocates for the international resident community leading up to, and during ICRE. The unique and valuable perspectives of this year’s chosen candidates will be reflected in the 2017 conference program.

Meet our outstanding 2017 ICRE Chief Residents:

Dr. Simon Fleming

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.

Dr. Mitchell Goldenberg

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.

Dr. Brie Yama

Dr. Brie Yama

University of Toronto

Dr. Brie 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. Dr. Yama is currently serving her second term as an ICRE Chief Resident for 2017.

The call for 2018 ICRE Chief Residents is now open!

Are you a resident leader passionate about improving training and enhancing patient care? Interested in a unique opportunity to share your ideas and expertise with an international group of clinician educators and physicians working to advance residency education?

Consider applying to be an ICRE Chief Resident for our 11th annual conference!

As an ICRE Chief Resident, you will act as a representative and advocate for the international resident community leading up to, and during, the 2018 International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE).

Selected candidates will be given the opportunity to contribute a resident’s perspective to ICRE decisions; collaborate and network with an international group of medical education leaders; liaise with prominent resident groups and obtain critical feedback from other early career physicians; and engage with and produce original content for ICRE’s online social platforms.

Download the guidelines document for more information, and submission instructions

The call for ICRE Chief Residents closes on October 23, 2017.

Please note: Applicants do not need to be chief residents within their own programs; but must show demonstrable leadership experience.


"Being an ICRE Chief Resident gave me the opportunity to meet and interact with so many resident leaders and medical educators from across the world. I had an amazing time helping to design and implement such an important conference. If you're a resident looking for a challenge, an opportunity to shape the future, and to be inspired by medical education - apply to be the next ICRE Chief Resident!"

– Dr. Stephen Gauthier, University of Toronto, ICRE 2016 Chief Resident

“The opportunity to be a Chief Resident for ICRE 2016 was a fantastic one. It was definitely worth the trip from Australia to be part of such an incredible conference, to share ideas and learn from some great medical educationalists from all around the world. A perspective of how things are done in other places is always valuable. It was wonderful to meet so many residents/registrars who share a passion of being part of the ongoing transformation of medical education”

– Dr. Peter Moore, Australian Orthopaedic Registrar’s Association, ICRE 2016 Chief Resident