Faculty Development Presents RISE

'RISE' (previously Medical Education Research & Scholarship Day 'MERSD') is an event put on by the office of Faculty Development.  It is a sharing event to celebrate the medical education research and scholarship work that is being done in medicine and across the health professions in the province of Saskatchewan.  Starting in June, 2017 this event is offered annually and showcases work by staff, faculty and learners across the province.  All are welcome and invited to submit abstracts.

RISE 2024

Date: June 14, 2024
Location:
Regina, SK
Abstract Submissions Close: March 31, 2024 at 11:59pm CST

Overall Event Objectives
By the end of this event, participants will be able to: 
  • Describe medical education research and scholarship at the University of Saskatchewan
  • Network with others who share interest in medical education and scholarship
  • Create collaborations / communities of practice that will support medical education research and scholarship in the CoM

Join us on the bus to RISE from Saskatoon to Regina!

Thank you to Dr. Helen Chang! Faculty Development Lead, Regina

Abstract submissions close March 31, 2024.

Authors are invited to submit abstracts for consideration as part of the 2024 Research, Innovation and Scholarship in Education (RISE) event.  RISE will be held in-person in Regina, SK. We welcome submissions for oral presentations and electronic posters on any topic related to Medical Education. This can be a project idea, a work in progress, innovation and scholarship, or reporting on medical education research completed at the University of Saskatchewan. 

OBJECTIVES 

You will get the opportunity to showcase medical/health education projects and findings to fellow residents, faculty and guests and network with others who share your interest in health education at the University of Saskatchewan. We are looking forward to finding areas of common interest, finding opportunities for liaising with others, creating research and scholarship networks, and sharing. 

PRESENTATION FORMAT 

  • Oral Presentation – Will provide an opportunity to present innovative projects or research across the medical education continuum.  You may submit abstracts for oral presentations that are ~10 minutes in length and ~5 minutes for Q&A. 
  • Electronic Poster – Will offer a ~5 minute presentation including Q&A. 

*Presentation length may vary depending on the number of accepted abstracts.   

SELECTION CRITERIA 

All abstracts submitted will be reviewed by the RISE Committee and will be selected based on: 

  • Consistency with the overall event theme. 
  • Relevance and potential applicability. 
  • Clarity and quality of the abstract.  

REGISTRATION 

All presenters are required to register for the event and are encouraged to attend for the full event.  There is no cost to attend RISE.    

PRIZES 

One award (a $500 contribution for registration to an educational conference of winner’s choice) will be presented to the top scoring abstract.  

  • The Faculty Development RISE (Research, Innovation and Scholarship in Education) Award  

IMPORTANT DATES 

Call for abstracts open February 1, 2024 

Deadline for submission is March 31, 2024 at 11:59pm CST 

Notice of acceptance will be sent in late-April 2024 

Event date is June 14, 2024. In-person in Regina 

QUESTIONS 

For any questions regarding the abstract submission process, please contact medicinefaculty.development@usask.ca 

Abstract submissions close March 31, 2024.

Submissions will be reviewed by the RISE planning committee. Abstracts will be scored with the RISE abstract rubric.   

In late-April the official notification of acceptance will be sent to the submitter of the abstract. In early-May, specific details will be provided to the presenter about the session date, time, presentation format, etc. 

Accepted abstracts will be published in the RISE Abstract Booklet which will be posted on the College of Medicine Faculty Development website.  

The following pieces of information are required during the submission process: 

  1. Presenter:  During the submission process, please indicate the presenter.  Only one person may be identified as the presenter. If the abstract is accepted, all communication beyond notification of acceptance/non-acceptance will be with the identified presenter. 
  2. Author (if different than the presenter). 
  3. Co-Authors. 
  4. Preferred presentation format (oral or e-poster).  There is a possibility you may be asked to present in a format other than your preference.  
  5. Area of focus: 
    • Health Science/ Basic Science Education 
    • Postgraduate Education 
    • Continuous Professional Development/Faculty Development 
    • Interprofessional Education 
    • Undergraduate Education 
    • Other 
  6. Research Method: 
    • Education Research (Qualitative)  
    • Education Research (Quantitative) 
    • Education Innovations / Work in Progress 
    • Synthesis or integration 
  7. Abstract Title. 
  8. Abstract text: Maximum of 1800 characters.  Must be completed on the official template and include: purpose, methods/approach, results/impact, and conclusion. Abstracts not submitted in this format will be rejected.  

RISE 2023

Date: June 9, 2023
Time: 9am-2pm with workshop 3-4pm

Platform: USask Zoom with a hybrid afternoon workshop

Faculty Development was pleased to present its 6th Annual RISE event on June 9, 2023. RISE was presented virtually for the third year in a row and is scheduled to take place in-person in Regina for 2024!  RISE is a sharing event to celebrate the medical education research and scholarship work that is being done in medicine and across the health professions in Saskatchewan. Starting in June 2017 this event is offered annually and showcases work by staff, faculty, and learners across the province. 

RISE 2023 saw 89 participants and featured 11 oral presentations and 18 electronic poster presentations.  Dr. Viren Naik, Chief Assessment Officer Medical Council of Canada, presented a plenary on “The Leadership we Need for Healthcare & Scholarship: It’s in All of Us”.  Dr. Shelley Ross, Past President CAME, Director Research & Innovation CBAS Support Program, Department of Family Medicine Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, presented a mini plenary “Improving and advancing postgraduate health professions education through research and scholarship” and post-event hybrid workshop “What if program evaluation was exciting instead of scary (or boring)? Approaching continuous quality improvement from a curiosity perspective".

Congratulations to our award winner Dr. Rob Woods for his presentation on “Your comment is not as helpful as it could be…do you still want to submit? Using natural language processing to identify the quality of supervisor narrative comments in competency based medical education”. We would like to acknowledge Tammy Glynn and her team at CME for making this virtual event happen, and to everyone who attended and presented. We hope to see you at next year’s in-person RISE in Regina!

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and accredited by the Division of Continuing Medical Education, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan for up to 4.5 MOC credit hours.

2023 RISE Abstract Booklet

Event Agenda

Event advertisement

Overall Event Objectives

By the end of this event, participants will be able to:

  • Describe medical education research and scholarship at the University of Saskatchewan
  • Network with others who share interest in medical education and scholarship
  • Create collaborations / communities of practice that will support medical education research and scholarship in the CoM

Plenary: The Leadership We Need for Healthcare Education & Scholarship: It’s in All of Us

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the nuance between leadership and leader.
  • Appreciate the leadership journey in healthcare, education, and scholarship.
  • Discuss success factors in developing leadership competencies.

Mini Plenary: Improving and advancing postgraduate health professions education through research and scholarship

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe different types of research and scholarship in health professions education
  • Outline ways in which research can contribute to improvement of teaching and assessment
  • Compose a research question that will allow them to identify or address a gap or need in their own education program 

Workshop: What if program evaluation was exciting instead of scary (or boring)? Approaching continuous quality improvement from a curiosity perspective

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the relationship between program evaluation and quality improvement 
  • Describe at least two program evaluation models. 
  • Show how setting the right questions in planning for program evaluation enhances relevance and utility of findings
  • Funding Sources for Medical Education Research (PDF)
  • AAMC-Regional Groups on Educational Affairs (GEA) Annotated Bibliography of Journals for Educational Scholarship (PDF) 
  • Jane (Journal/Author Name Estimator) - JANE is a free online bibliographic journal selection tool, which is a popular resource to help authors determine the most appropriate in-scope journal to publish their manuscripts.
  • creo™ is an online learning tool that delivers research education in a straight forward and easy-to-digest way, guiding the learner through the step-wise process of developing a research project. More information can be found in the creo Information Booklet.
  • OVDR has created this handout which contains grant development information, departmental contact list, funding opportunities, and an overview of the grand submission process. 
  • OVDR - Resources for Clinical Researchers (PDF) 
  • OVDR - Understanding Overhead (PDF)
  • Thinking about your Thinking (PDF)
  • USask Library Resources & Services for the College of Medicine (DOC)
  • Blanchard, R. D. , DeMeo, S. & Nagler, A. (2016). Primer for Submitting Health Professions Education Research to the IRB. Academic Medicine, 91 (12), e1-e1. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000001436. Article link (NSID & password required).
  • Wang, F. Y. , Stankiewicz, C. A. , Bennett, N. L. & Myers, J. S. (2019). Hit the Ground Running: Engaging Early-Career Medical Educators in Scholarly Activity. Academic Medicine, 94 (11), 1837-1837. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000002761. Article link (NSID & password required).
  • Fischer, Krisztina MD, PhD, MMSc; Kesselheim, Jennifer C. MD, MEd 23 Questions to Guide the Writing of a Quantitative Medical Education Research Proposal, Academic Medicine: July 11, 2020 - Volume Publish Ahead of Print - Issue - doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000003660 Article link (NSID & password required).
  • Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning – To see the full list of workshops and short courses that GMCTL offers, visit their Courses and Workshops webpage, or view their calendar of current offerings.
  • View the Faculty Development events section on their website to see a full list of upcoming offerings.
  • View the Faculty Development website here for a list of various upcoming FD conferences world-wide.

Plenary presented by Dr. Viren Naik

“The Leadership We Need For Healthcare Education & Scholarship: It’s In All of Us”

By the end of this session, participants will be able:

  • To understand the nuance between leadership and leader.
  • To appreciate the leadership journey in healthcare, education, and scholarship.
  • To discuss success factors in developing leadership competencies. 

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Dr. Viren N. Naik MD, MEd, MBA, FRCPC

Dr. Viren Naik is currently the Chief Assessment Officer at the Medical Council of Canada and a Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Ottawa. He has over 25 years of experience in academic medicine, and is an internationally recognized medical education leader with over 100 peer reviewed publications and grants.

Dr. Naik completed an Executive MBA at the Telfer School of Management and served as Vice President, Education for The Ottawa Hospital, one of the busiest academic health sciences centre in Canada. He moved to become Director, Assessment at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada where he oversaw the credentialing and examinations of all specialties. He serves as a Senior Medical Advisor for the establishment of the new School of Medicine at Toronto Metropolitan University.  

Dr. Naik continues his clinical practice in anesthesia and clinical leadership as the Medical Director for the Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) Program across greater eastern Ontario, a program that has been recognized and awarded nationally as a practice leader.

 

Mini Plenary & Workshop presented by Dr. Shelley Ross

MINI PLENARY

“Improving and advancing postgraduate health professions education through research and scholarship”

Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe different types of research and scholarship in health professions education.
  • Outline ways in which research can contribute to improvement of teaching and assessment.
  • Compose a research question that will allow them to identify or address a gap or need in their own education program.

WORKSHOP

“What if program evaluation was exciting instead of scary (or boring)? Approaching continuous quality improvement from a curiosity perspective”

Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the relationship between program evaluation and quality improvement. 
  • Describe at least two program evaluation models. 
  • Show how setting the right questions in planning for program evaluation enhances relevance and utility of findings.

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Dr. Shelley Ross, PhD

Dr. Shelley Ross is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta. She holds a PhD in Measurement and Evaluation from the University of Victoria (2008), and engages in research and scholarship that integrates theory with practice in teaching, learning, and assessment. Her primary research program focuses on examining and developing best practices in teaching and assessment, particularly in competency-based medical education contexts. She is involved in international consultation work in this area, in addition to work with the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and the Medical Council of Canada. She also collaborates extensively with other researchers across multiple areas of health professions education. Dr. Ross has held multiple leadership roles at the local and national level, and recently completed her term as President of the Canadian Association for Medical Education. Currently, she is the Director, Research and Innovation, for the Teaching & Assessment Support Program and the Education Strategic Planning Team Lead for her Department.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS IS CLOSED

Authors are invited to submit abstracts for consideration as part of the 2023 Research, Innovation and Scholarship in Education (RISE) event. We welcome submissions for virtual oral presentations and posters on any topic related to Medical Education. This can be a project idea, a work in progress, innovation and scholarship, or reporting on medical education research completed at the University of Saskatchewan.

OBJECTIVES

You will get the opportunity to showcase medical/health education projects and findings to fellow residents, faculty and guests and network with others who share your interest in health education at the University of Saskatchewan. We are looking forward to finding areas of common interest, finding opportunities for liaising with others, creating research and scholarship networks, and sharing.

PRESENTATION FORMAT

  • Oral Presentation – Will provide an opportunity to present innovative projects or research across the medical education continuum.  You may submit abstracts for oral presentations that are 10 minutes in length and 5 minutes for Q&A.
  • Poster – Will offer a 5 minute presentation including Q&A.

SELECTION CRITERIA

All abstracts submitted will be reviewed by the RISE Committee and will be selected based on:

  • Consistency with the overall event theme.
  • Relevance and potential applicability.
  • Clarity and quality of the abstract.

REGISTRATION

All presenters are required to register for the event and are encouraged to attend for the full event.  There is no cost to attend RISE.

PRIZES

One award (a $500 contribution for registration to an educational conference of winner’s choice) will be presented to the top scoring abstract.

  • The Faculty Development RISE (Research, Innovation and Scholarship in Education) Award

 IMPORTANT DATES

  • Call for abstracts open February 1, 2023
  • Deadline for submission is March 20, 2023 at 11:59pm CST.
  • Notice of acceptance will be sent in April 2023.
  • Event date is June 9, 2023.

QUESTIONS

For questions regarding the abstract submission process or the conference, please contact medicinefaculty.development@usask.ca

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS IS CLOSED

Submissions will be reviewed by the RISE planning committee. Abstracts will be scored by category of research method using the following rubrics: Education Research (Qualitative) rubric, Education Research (Quantitative) rubric, Education Innovations / Work in Progress rubric.

In April the official notification of acceptance will be sent to the submitter of the abstract. In early-May, specific details will be provided to the presenter about the session date, time, presentation format, etc.

Accepted abstracts will be published in the RISE Abstract Booklet which will be posted on the College of Medicine Faculty Development website.

The following pieces of information are required during the submission process:

  1. Presenter:  During the submission process, please indicate the presenter.  Only one person may be identified as the presenter. The presenter’s name will be underlined in the abstract booklet and if the abstract is accepted, all communication beyond notification of acceptance/non-acceptance will be with the identified presenter.
  2. Author (if different than the presenter).
  3. Co-Authors.
  4. Preferred presentation format (oral or poster).  There is a possibility you may be asked to present in a format other than your preference.
  5. Area of focus:
    • Health Science/ Basic Science Education
    • Postgraduate Education
    • Continuous Professional Development/Faculty Development
    • Interprofessional Education
    • Undergraduate Education
    • Other
  6. Research Method:
    • Education Research (Qualitative)
    • Education Research (Quantitative)
    • Education Innovations / Work in Progress
  7. Abstract Title.
  8. Abstract text: Maximum of 1800 characters.  Must be completed on the official template and include: purpose, methods/approach, results/impact, and conclusion. Abstracts not submitted in this format will be rejected.

RISE 2022

Date: June 10, 2022
Time: 9:45am - 1:30pm with an optional presentation from 1:40-2:40pm

Platform: USask Zoom

Faculty Development was pleased to present its 5th Annual RISE (Research, Innovation and Scholarship in Education) event on June 10, 2022. RISE was presented virtually for the second year in a row and hopes to be in-person in 2023.  RISE is a sharing event to celebrate the medical education research and scholarship work that is being done in medicine and across the health professions in the province of Saskatchewan. Starting in June 2017 this event is offered annually and showcases work by staff, faculty, and learners across the province.

RISE 2022 saw over 80 participants, featured 16 oral presentations and 8 electronic poster presentations.  New for this year’s plenary presentation, the top ranked abstract in each of the three categories (Education Innovation, Qualitative Education Research, and Quantitative Education Research) were invited to present as our plenary speakers.  A post-event presentation "Health Professions Education Programs: A Bridge to Quality Improvement" was offered by Dr. Rob Woods, Director, Clinician Educator Diploma Program, Associate Professor Emergency Medicine and Dr. Kalyani Premkumar, Professor Community Health and Epidemiology, CoM Lead Masters in Education (Health Professions Education).

Congratulations to our award winner Sibtain Ali for his presentation on ‘Health Profession Educator's Experiences amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic and Digital Equity Concerns'.  Also a special note to our two other plenary presenters Vivian Murungi and Dr. Christine Pask, and honorable mentions Dr. Paul Olszynski and Loni Desanghere. 

We would like to acknowledge Darla Schiebelbein and her team at CME for making this virtual event happen, and to everyone to attended and presented. We hope to see you at next year’s RISE!

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and accredited by the Division of Continuing Medical Education, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan for up to 2.75 MOC credit hours.

Abstract Booklet

Event Agenda

Event Poster

Overall Event Objectives

At the end of this event, participants will be able to:
  • Describe medical education research and scholarship at the University of Saskatchewan
  • Network with others who share interest in medical education and scholarship
  • Create collaborations / communities of practice that will support medical education research and scholarship in the CoM
Health Professions Education Programs: A Bridge to Quality Improvement

Presented by Dr. Kalyani Premkumar, and Dr. Rob Woods.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Identify elements in health professions education that require quality improvement
  • Describe health professions education programs that are available provincially
  • Explain the impact of health professions education on patientcare and society
  • Discuss quality improvement in personal contexts
  • Funding Sources for Medical Education Research (PDF)
  • AAMC-Regional Groups on Educational Affairs (GEA) Annotated Bibliography of Journals for Educational Scholarship (PDF) 
  • Jane (Journal/Author Name Estimator) - JANE is a free online bibliographic journal selection tool, which is a popular resource to help authors determine the most appropriate in-scope journal to publish their manuscripts.
  • creo™ is an online learning tool that delivers research education in a straight forward and easy-to-digest way, guiding the learner through the step-wise process of developing a research project. More information can be found in the creo Information Booklet.
  • OVDR has created this handout which contains grant development information, departmental contact list, funding opportunities, and an overview of the grand submission process. 
  • OVDR - Resources for Clinical Researchers (PDF) 
  • OVDR - Understanding Overhead (PDF)
  • Thinking about your Thinking (PDF)
  • USask Library Resources & Services for the College of Medicine (DOC)
  • Blanchard, R. D. , DeMeo, S. & Nagler, A. (2016). Primer for Submitting Health Professions Education Research to the IRB. Academic Medicine, 91 (12), e1-e1. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000001436. Article link (NSID & password required).
  • Wang, F. Y. , Stankiewicz, C. A. , Bennett, N. L. & Myers, J. S. (2019). Hit the Ground Running: Engaging Early-Career Medical Educators in Scholarly Activity. Academic Medicine, 94 (11), 1837-1837. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000002761. Article link (NSID & password required).
  • Fischer, Krisztina MD, PhD, MMSc; Kesselheim, Jennifer C. MD, MEd 23 Questions to Guide the Writing of a Quantitative Medical Education Research Proposal, Academic Medicine: July 11, 2020 - Volume Publish Ahead of Print - Issue - doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000003660 Article link (NSID & password required).
  • Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning – To see the full list of workshops and short courses that GMCTL offers, visit their Courses and Workshops webpage, or view their calendar of current offerings.
  • View the Faculty Development events section on their website to see a full list of upcoming offerings.
  • View the Faculty Development website here for a list of various upcoming FD conferences world-wide. 
  • AAMC - 2021 Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC) Workshops 

New for this year’s plenary presentation, the top ranked abstract in each of the three categories (Education Innovation, Qualitative Education Research, and Quantitative Education Research) were invited to present as our plenary speakers.

Education Innovation 

Dr. Christine Pask

'Building Good Professional Identity Formation, Collegiality, and Psychological Safety through an Innovative Faculty Development Initiative'

Dr. Christine Pask is a Family Physician who completed her medical school and residency training at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta. Although she currently resides in Alberta, she has worked in Edmonton and Saskatoon over the past seven years. She has interests in ethics, professional identity formation, and professionalism. She recently completed a Masters of Biomedical and Healthcare Ethics, and she continues to serve on the Biomedical Research Ethics Board at the University of Saskatchewan. In addition to preclinical and clinical teaching, she regularly examines for the College of Family Physicians of Canada certification exams. In her spare time (and not-so-spare time), she enjoys a nice cup of coffee.

Qualitative Education Research

Sibtain Ali |  Winner of the Faculty Development RISE Award

'Health Profession Educator's Experiences amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic and Digital Equity Concerns'

Sibtain Ali is a student at the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology and Pharmacology. He has 2 years of experience as a research assistant. His research consists primarily of health profession education during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a student he hopes to provide a unique perspective when researching education and educator experiences. Sibtain will begin his M.D. degree this fall to further his career in healthcare, and research.

Quantitative Education Research 

Vivian Murungi

'Reliability and utility of the Quality of Assessment for Learning (QuAL) score for evaluating written feedback in anesthesiology postgraduate medical education'

Vivian Murungi has just graduated from the College of Medicine. She is currently planning to move to British Columbia for her residency in Anesthesiology. In her free time she likes to travel, listen to music, and spend time with her family. 

2022 Call for Abstracts is closed.

 

Authors are invited to submit abstracts for consideration as part of the 2022 Research, Innovation and Scholarship in Education (RISE) event.  RISE will be held virtually. We welcome submissions for oral presentations and e-posters on any topic related to medical/health education. This can be a project idea, a work in progress, innovation and scholarship, or reporting on medical education research completed at the University of Saskatchewan.

OBJECTIVES

You will get the opportunity to showcase medical/health education projects and findings to fellow residents, faculty and guests and network with others who share your interest in health education at the University of Saskatchewan. We are looking forward to finding areas of common interest, finding opportunities for liaising with others, creating research and scholarship networks, and sharing.

PRESENTATION FORMAT
  • Oral Presentation – Will provide an opportunity to present innovative projects or research across the medical/health education continuum.  You may submit abstracts for oral presentations that are 10 minutes in length and 5 minutes for Q&A.
  • Electronic Poster – Will offer a 5 minute virtual presentation including Q&A. 
SELECTION CRITERIA
All abstracts submitted will be reviewed by the RISE Committee and will be selected based on:
  • Consistency with the overall event theme.
  • Relevance and potential applicability.
  • Clarity and quality of the abstract.
REGISTRATION

All presenters are required to register for the event, which will be held virtually and are encouraged to attend for the full event.  There is no cost to attend RISE.

PRIZES
One award (a $500 contribution for registration to an educational conference of winner’s choice) will be presented to the top scoring oral or poster presentation.
  • The Faculty Development RISE (Research, Innovation and Scholarship in Education) Award
IMPORTANT DATES
Call for abstracts open February 1, 2022
Deadline for submission is March 21, 2022 at 11:59pm CST.
Notice of acceptance will be sent in April 2022.

Event date is June 10, 2022.

QUESTIONS

For any questions regarding the abstract submission process, please contact medicinefaculty.development@usask.ca

2022 Call for Abstracts is closed.

 

All abstract submissions will be acknowledged upon receipt. Submissions will be reviewed by the RISE planning committee.

In April the official notification of acceptance will be sent to the submitter of the abstract. In early-May, specific details will be provided to the presenter about the session date, time, presentation format, etc.

Accepted abstracts will be published in the RISE Abstract Booklet which will be posted on the College of Medicine Faculty Development website. 

The following pieces of information are required during the submission process:

  1. Presenter:  During the submission process, please indicate the presenter.  Only one person may be identified as the presenter. The presenter’s name will be underlined in the abstract booklet and if the abstract is accepted, all communication beyond notification of acceptance/non-acceptance will be with the identified presenter.
  2. Author (if different than the presenter).
  3. Co-Authors.
  4. Preferred presentation format (oral or e-poster).  There is a possibility you may be asked to present in a format other than your preference.
  5. Area of focus:
    • Health Science/ Basic Science Education
    • Postgraduate Education
    • Continuous Professional Development/Faculty Development
    • Interprofessional Education
    • Undergraduate Education
    • Other
  6. Research Method:
    • Education Research (Qualitative)
    • Education Research (Quantitative)
    • Education Innovations / Work in Progress
  7. Abstract Title.
  8. Abstract text: Maximum of 300 words, excluding title.  Must be completed on the official template and include: purpose, methods/approach, results/impact, and conclusion. Abstracts not submitted in this format will be rejected.

RISE 2021

Date: June 11, 2021
Time: 9:45am - 1:45pm
Platform: USask WebEx
  • Examine a series of research studies on feedback in clinical education as a springboard for discussion on research for the busy clinician
  • Share, discuss and analyze tips for success at each stage of a research project (from conception through to publication)
  • Develop a critique of current coaching conversations during clinical supervision
  • Formulate a ‘do-able’ research question pertaining to coaching
  • Describe medical education research and scholarship at the University of Saskatchewan
  • Network with others who share interest in medical education and scholarship
  • Create collaborations / communities of practice that will support medical education research and scholarship in the CoM
  • Funding Sources for Medical Education Research (PDF)
  • AAMC-Regional Groups on Educational Affairs (GEA) Annotated Bibliography of Journals for Educational Scholarship (PDF) 
  • Jane (Journal/Author Name Estimator) - JANE is a free online bibliographic journal selection tool, which is a popular resource to help authors determine the most appropriate in-scope journal to publish their manuscripts.
  • creo™ is an online learning tool that delivers research education in a straight forward and easy-to-digest way, guiding the learner through the step-wise process of developing a research project. More information can be found in the creo Information Booklet.
  • OVDR has created this handout which contains grant development information, departmental contact list, funding opportunities, and an overview of the grand submission process. 
  • OVDR - Resources for Clinical Researchers (PDF) 
  • OVDR - Understanding Overhead (PDF)
  • Thinking about your Thinking (PDF)
  • USask Library Resources & Services for the College of Medicine (DOC)
  • Blanchard, R. D. , DeMeo, S. & Nagler, A. (2016). Primer for Submitting Health Professions Education Research to the IRB. Academic Medicine, 91 (12), e1-e1. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000001436. Article link (NSID & password required).
  • Wang, F. Y. , Stankiewicz, C. A. , Bennett, N. L. & Myers, J. S. (2019). Hit the Ground Running: Engaging Early-Career Medical Educators in Scholarly Activity. Academic Medicine, 94 (11), 1837-1837. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000002761. Article link (NSID & password required).
  • Fischer, Krisztina MD, PhD, MMSc; Kesselheim, Jennifer C. MD, MEd 23 Questions to Guide the Writing of a Quantitative Medical Education Research Proposal, Academic Medicine: July 11, 2020 - Volume Publish Ahead of Print - Issue - doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000003660 Article link (NSID & password required).
  • Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning – To see the full list of workshops and short courses that GMCTL offers, visit their Courses and Workshops webpage, or view their calendar of current offerings.
  • View the Faculty Development events section on their website to see a full list of upcoming offerings.
  • View the Faculty Development website here for a list of various upcoming FD conferences world-wide. 
  • AAMC - 2021 Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC) Workshops 
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Dr. Rose Hatala, MD, MSc

Keynote: Tips for Success in Medical Education Research for the Busy Clinician'

      

Optional Workshop: Dr. Rose Hatala, MD, MSc & Dr. Sharon Card, MD, MSc, FRCPC; "Coaching Conversations in Competency-Based Education: where do our research questions lie?"

"Share the knowledge that you've earned. Tell everyone just what you've learned"
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Helen Chang, Faculty Development Lead Regina, "RISE Jingle”

MERSD 2020

Medical Education Research & Scholarship Day (MERSD) was unfortunately canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19.


MERSD 2019

The 3rd annual MERSD (Medical Education Research and Scholarship Day) was held for the first time in Regina on June 7, 2019. We had 33 oral presentations in 3 streams: Curriculum, PG/CPD/CBME, and Enhancing Education; and 16 posters presented.  Our two plenary speakers - Dr. Francis Christian (Surgical Humanities) and Dr. Sara Kim (Conflict Management) - gave inspiring and thought-provoking lectures.

Michelle McCarron and Elan Paluck graciously acted as our adjudicators for the poster competition. The winner of this year’s poster competition was Regina’s Lindsay Edgington, CoM Pharmacy: Evaluation of a Pharmacy Department Continuing Education Framework (EDGE).  Congratulations to Lindsay, and co-authors Zack Dumont, Suzanne Len, and Kirsten Tangedal. 

Thanks to our staff in Regina & Saskatoon for their hard work setting up the day, especially Jeanette and the CoM staff, Kris, IT, and Darla & Katherine from CME.  Thanks to Dr. Stobart and Dr. McKague for their support, and to all who attended the event.

A bus full of Saskatoon attendees made the trip to Regina in style, with breakfast provided and FD programming too, bringing our total attendance to approximately 88 people for the day. We look forward to another great MERSD next year in Saskatoon! 

We would like to continue to encourage local faculty to access FD programs for support.  Thanks to Jeanette Bellavance, Kris Schoenhofen, Dr. Gill White, and our Saskatoon colleagues for their invaluable assistance!

Dr. Helen Chang

Faculty Development Lead, Regina

MERSD 2019


MERSD 2018

The second annual MERSD took place in Saskatoon June 8, 2018.

2018 MERSD Abstracts Booklet


MERSD 2017

The first annual MERSD took place in Saskatoon on June 2, 2017. 


Track your Thinking

Thinking about your thinking – click here to download and use this template to record  “process notes” to reflect on what you want to use or take away from this page.  This can be similar to writing a progress note on patient care.  Download this pdf and keep it as a record.  Write out your comments on what you are learning and come back to this from time to time to see how your thoughts and feelings are changing.  Review what you have written and re-comment on how you are applying what you are learning to your day to day practice.