International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE)

Call for 2023 ICRE Chief Residents

Call for 2023 ICRE Chief Residents

Are you an International or Canadian trainee who is passionate about advancing training and enhancing patient care? Want the opportunity to share your ideas and expertise with a diverse group of clinician educators and physicians from around the world, who are working to advance residency education? 

If you have exceptional leadership skills/experience, are social media and technology savvy, and are interested in the planning of and participation in the 2023 International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE), consider applying to be an ICRE Chief Resident!  

Download the guidelines document for more information, and submission instructions. 

The Call for 2023 ICRE Chief Residents is now closed.


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 has been one of the best experiences of my career! I attended my first ICRE in 2019 and was blown away by the passion and energy. It was the most fun, educational conference I have ever attended. I knew immediately that I wanted to continue being a part of this community. Over the next three years, serving as Chief Resident has been like a backstage pass to medical education. I’ve had the chance to work alongside incredible medical educators from across the globe. I’ve found new friends, collaborators and mentors who have profoundly shaped my career and helped me find a home in medical education. I feel fortunate to have helped shape the culture of our community. I would strongly encourage all trainees with a passion for medical education to apply!” 

– Dr. Brandon Tang, University of Toronto, ICRE 2022 Chief Resident 

“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