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Point Pleasant Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia


Hope you are well! I recently returned from the International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE). This year it was held in Halifax, Nova Scotia! I had the opportunity to connect with Residents and Faculty across Canada to celebrate the work and research in residency education as well as tackle some of the challenges that we’re confronting. I’ve gathered a series of resources and have posted them below for you to peruse.

  • Resident Doctors of Canada released the 2018 National Resident Survey in April. I encourage you to review the report’s findings. RDoC is also in the throes of creating an extensive toolkit offering strategies on topics including implementing technology, understanding allied healthcare roles, and the psychological safety in our learning and working environments.
  • Fatigue Risk Management Toolkit for Residents, Leaders, and Policy Makers in Canadian Postgraduate Medical Education. Located in the Appendix and References, are a series of assessment tools including the Karolinska Sleep Questionnaire, a Fatigue List Checklist, and Epworth Sleepiness Scale.
  • I attended an interesting session on the TGROW (Topic, Goal, Reality, Options, and Wrap-Up) model of coaching developed by Sir John Whitmore. You can learn more about this method in his book Coaching for Performance: Growing Human Potential and Purpose: The Principles and Practice of Coaching and Leadership.

Articles, Books, & Talks

I want to highly recommend attending ICRE 2020 as it will be held in Vancouver! Residents and Faculty may want to consider submitting abstracts to present.

Many of you have also shared resources with me over the past few weeks. Thank you for participating in the exchange!

Canada’s Digital Health Hub
Do Words Matter? Stigmatizing Language and the Transmission of Bias in the Medical Record.
Future Crunch
G18 General Practice Conference
Kids Brains Health
SFU’s Pain Studies Lab
The Virtues of Cold Blood: A Conversation with Paul Bloom



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