Dear colleagues,

We had the pleasure of welcoming our first Professor-in-Residence to the Royal College: Dr. Richard Reznick, FRCSC, dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University.

The Professor-in-Residence is one of two new programs we are launching this year to support knowledge exchange, and to advance specialty medical education and health systems scholarship and research in Canada.

Richard (@DeanOnCampus) delivered the inaugural Professor-in-Residence lecture on February 22, mid-way through his stay at the Royal College where he has been connecting with staff through one-on-one meetings and other presentations.

At the Royal College, we believe in the importance of scholarship. Every year, we make considerable investments in medical education research. We are now one of the largest funders of this research. We see this as an investment in the profession.

I invite you to watch Richard’s lecture about

  • why he believes competency-based medical education (CBME) is a strong value proposition,
  • why CBME is necessary in our changing times, and
  • the synchronized implementation of CBME at Queen’s University in all specialty programs.

 

In Richard’s words, “We are currently world leaders in medical education. But, we are living in a world where the pace of change has never been more dramatic. That makes it imperative that we continually challenge our current curricula, teaching methods and modes of assessment. Indeed, that is at the heart of the Competence by Design initiative. And more than that, we need to rigorously study our processes of change, and in so doing we will continue to contribute to the global efforts in medical education scholarship; and make sure, the changes we are making are resulting in an increasingly competent workforce in specialty medicine.”

Sincerely,

Andrew Padmos, BA, MD, FRCPC, FACP
Chief Executive Officer

About our new research programs

Royal College Professor-in-Residence will annually invite a thought leader in health care to spend time at the Royal College and to connect with staff. The goal is to drive innovation and new ways of thinking that will benefit our programs and processes.

Richard Reznick, MD, FRCSC, is the inaugural Professor-in-Residence.

Visiting Scholar Program will advance scholarship and research in medical education or related health policy. It will create opportunities for external scholars and scientists to connect with Royal College experts, to leverage relevant knowledge and information.

We expect to welcome our first group of Visiting Scholars in September 2018. Applications to the program will open in March 2018.