International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE)

Residents at 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 continue to offer practical and timely resident-focused programming again for 2022.

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Residents at 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 continue to offer practical and timely resident-focused programming again for 2022.

Trainees leading medical education change: For trainees, by trainees

Designed for residents; by residents, these sessions will highlight how trainees can best learn, navigate, adapt, engage in co-leadership, and excel within a changing medical education landscape. Through workshops, presentations and interactive sessions tailored towards trainees, this track will engage trainee and faculty educators in critical discussions related to teaching and training; management and clinical skills; accreditation; resource stewardship; patient safety and quality; competency-based medical education; mentorship and coaching.

 

ICRE 2022 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 2022 conference program.

Meet our outstanding ICRE 2022 Chief Residents

Ovini Rodrigo, MD

Resident Physician
Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital, Texas, USA

@OviniMD

Biography

Dr. Ovini Rodrigo is a pediatric resident at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas, and Chief Resident for the Primary Care L.E.A.D. (Leaders Evaluating and Addressing Disparities) residency program. She aspires to help mold the next generation of physicians as an academic general pediatrician and medical educator. Her academic interests include examining how we teach anticipatory guidance and using narrative medicine to combat imposter syndrome and foster medical trainee resilience. She is an avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction and enjoys writing poems and narrative pieces.


Savannah Silva, MD

General Surgery Resident
McMaster University, Canada

@ssilva62442

Biography

Dr. Savannah Silva is a General Surgery resident at McMaster University in Canada. She is a passionate advocate for trainee wellness. She is an active member of her Residency Program Committee and the McMaster General Surgery Wellness Committee. Having held a variety of leadership roles, she is most proud of her role as a Chair of the McMaster Health Advocacy Symposium. She is excited to collaborate with other leaders at ICRE and find solutions to the common problems faced by trainees in medical education.

Her research interests include teaching clinical communication skills and factors influencing specialty selection. In her spare time, she can be found admiring the roses at the Royal Botanical Gardens, exploring the trails in the Hamilton region, or scrolling through Twitter.


Brandon Tang, MD

General Internal Medicine Subspecialty Resident
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

@DrBrandonTang

Biography

Dr. Brandon Tang is a General Internal Medicine Subspecialty Resident at the University of Toronto in Canada. He has served in leadership roles for numerous local, provincial and national medical organizations, including Resident Doctors of BC, Healthy Debate, and Resident Doctors of Canada. In 2021, he was a TEDx speaker and also received the Canadian Medical Association Award for Young Leaders for his leadership in medical education.

Brandon previously completed a Master’s Degree in System Leadership and Innovation, and his research interests lie at the intersection of quality improvement and health professions education. He is an aspiring clinician educator and is delighted to be returning in 2022 as a Senior ICRE Chief Resident. In his free time, Brandon loves to travel, cook, and explore the great outdoors with his partner Linda who is also a physician.


Ashlee Yang, MD

Pediatric Endocrine Subspecialty Resident
University of Alberta/Stollery Children's Hospital
Edmonton, Canada

@ashleeyangmd

Biography

Dr. Ashlee Yang is a Pediatric Endocrine Subspecialty Resident at the University of Alberta/Stollery Children’s Hospital. She received her medical degree from the University of Alberta and completed her pediatrics residency at the University of Ottawa/Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Ashlee’s interests include resident wellness and resiliency, diversity and inclusivity in medical education, and Competence-Based Medical Education (CBME). Her medical education research currently focuses on the inclusion of patient and caregiver assessment in CBME.

Outside of medicine, Ashlee is passionate about travelling. She also enjoys hiking and skiing in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Alberta.


Testimonials

“Being a Chief Resident for ICRE was, by far, one of the best things I’ve ever done. Fact. The opportunity to immerse myself in the conversations and debates that occur throughout the conference are a perfect combination of inspiring, energising and fascinating! As Chief you are made to feel part of a welcoming, supportive community of international educators and that you have a real voice; your ideas and opinions are valued, you are part of the conference, and it feels hugely empowering, as a Chief, to know you are working in a team that are focused on advancing junior doctor education across the globe.”

– Dr. Simon Fleming, British Orthopaedic Trainees’ Association, ICRE 2017 Chief Resident, ICRE 2018 Senior Chief Resident, ICRE Co-Chair

 

 

“I am so proud to have served as an ICRE Chief Resident over two amazing conferences. It was a rewarding opportunity that provided me with a unique insight into how an international academic program comes together. I had the chance to rub elbows with, and be mentored by, thought leaders in medical education from around the world. I am especially grateful for the friendships I formed with my fellow Chief Residents, whose passion and energy for academic medicine will inspire and motivate me well beyond my time in the role. If you are a physician trainee who aspires to contribute over your career to furthering medical education, I strongly recommend applying to this position!”

– Dr. Mitchell Goldenberg, University of Toronto, ICRE 2017 Chief Resident, ICRE 2018 Senior Chief Resident

“As one of the Chief Residents for ICRE 2016 and 2017, I had the privilege to work alongside international experts and leaders in medical education in what can only be described as a truly transformational experience. From participating in the behind the scenes planning calls where the conference themes emerged, to planning the details of the plenary sessions and selecting keynote speakers, to working with a dynamic team to see the vision come to fruition at the conference, being an ICRE Chief Resident provided experiences that literally changed the direction of my career! The collaborations, connections and community I gained were beyond anything I could have imagined and I would encourage any trainees with a passion for medical education to apply to be a future ICRE Chief Resident!”

– Dr. Brie Yama, University of Toronto, ICRE 2016 and 2017 Chief Resident