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 2022

Event Information

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.

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.