Dear CAME Members,

We are always looking for new articles and contributors for this weekly Canadian medical education community blog. Whether you have resources or ideas to share, whether you have a new thing you'd like to tell everyone about or even if you have an old thing that you think folks would benefit from being reminded of, please write it up for us at the Voice.

Contact Rachel Ellaway:


April 11, 2018 - The Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME) Foundation
Ming-Ka Chan, Wade Watson, Maureen Topps, Glen Bandiera, Joel Kettner, Rachel Ellaway, David Keegan, Rob Whyte, Mary Cunningham

March 21, 2018 - Professional identity as the gateway to General Internal Medicine (GIM) Residency Training.
Sharon E. Card and Heather A. Ward. Division of General Internal Medicine. University of Saskatchewan

March 14, 2018 - Teaching OSCE: An illuminating tool to improve learning through formative assessment
Hariharan Iyer, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University

January 24, 2018 - Medical Education Beyond the Medical Sciences: Fostering Advocacy and Leadership amongst Medical Trainees
Hidy Girgis, Medical Student, McGill University


December 13, 2017 - Why Students Should "Choose Wisely"
Andrea Kulyk, University of Manitoba

December 6, 2017 - Educating for Excellence
Lara Hazelton, Dalhousie University

Novmeber 29, 2017 - One model for building leadership capacity in our healthcare education
Marie-France Pelland MD, Chair - CLIME 2018 Planning Committee and Ming-Ka Chan, University of Manitoba

November 1, 2017 - Two thousand seven hundred eighty
Allyn Walsh, CAME President

October 11, 2017 - White Coat Warm heART
Carol Ann Courneya, UBC

October 4, 2017 - Advancing and adopting CBME: Resources to help medical educators in this journey
Lauren Watson, on behalf of the International Competency Based Medical Education (ICBME)

September 27, 2017 - Tackling Physician Leadership through the lens of Social Accountability
Anne Matlow & Ming-Ka Chan, Co-Chairs, Toronto International Summit on Leadership Education for Physicians Planning Committee

June 15, 2017 - A year of the CAME Voice
Rachel Ellaway, VOICE Editor

May 24, 2017 - Easing the agony of academic writing: Tips and resources for medical education scholars (Part 2)
Lorelei Lingard, Centre for Education Research & Innovation, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University

May 18, 2017 - Laval University takes a step further in promoting health sciences education
Danielle Saucier, MD, Université Laval

April 6, 2017 - CMEJ goes global
Marcel D'Eon, CMEJ Editor in Chief


February 22, 2017 - Drive your change!
Jena Hall, PGY 2 OBGYN/CIP M.Ed. and Kristen Weersink, PGY 2 Emergency Medicine, on behalf of the Queen's CBME Resident Subcommittee

February 1, 2017 - Time to integrate Physical Activity into Canadian medical school curricula
Jane Thornton, University of Western Ontario

January 18, 2017 - Looking after our CAME members
Ming-Ka Chan, Anne Matlow, Doug Myhre, Alim Nagji, Jane Thornton, Sahar Iqbal, Meredith Young, Aline D. Khatchikian, Mary Digout


December 21, 2016 - Inspiring Through the Heart: The Soul on Fire podcast series
Anne Wong, Health Sciences, McMaster University

December 14, 2016 - The patient in the third bed
Isabelle Burnier, MD, University of Ottawa

November 23, 2016 - Writing an effective proposal for a scholarly medical education study
Jocelyn Lockyer, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

November 9, 2016 - Flipping the Classroom in Faculty Development at the Cumming School of Medicine
Janeve Desy, PGY5 General Internal Medicine, University of Calgary

November 2, 2016 - Easing the agony of academic writing: Tips and resources for medical education scholars (part 1)
Lorelei Lingard, Centre for Education Research & Innovation, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University

October 26, 2016 - The Future of Medical Education, Continuing Professional Development (FMEC CPD): A Unique, Collaborative Approach
Susanne Lawrence, Project Manager FMEC CPD

October 19, 2016 - Peer to peer education - the future of medicine
Aline D. Khatchikian, 4th year Laval University medical student, member of CAME's Membership Committee, outgoing Laval University Local President for IFMSA-Quebec, and Public Health Representative for the Americas' Region for the International Federation of Medical Students' Associations

October 12, 2016 - Unveiling the hidden curriculum
Megan Delisle, PGY-3 General Surgery resident, University of Manitoba and Debrah Wirtzfeld, Surgical Oncologist, University of Manitoba

September 21, 2016 - Book Review: Peterkin's 'Staying Human during Residency Training'
Scott McLeod, Resident in Developmental Pediatrics, University of Calgary

September 7, 2016 - Happy New Academic Year
Allyn Walsh, President, Canadian Association for Medical Education

August 24, 2016 - Collaborating internationally for everyday leadership education for residents
Ming-Ka Chan, University of Manitoba and Anne Matlow, University of Toronto

June 29, 2016 - A year of the CAME Voice
Rachel Ellaway, VOICE Editor

June 22, 2016 - Peer Observation of Teaching
Dr. Christina Grant, Dr. Allyn Walsh, McMaster University

June 8, 2016 - Using Visual Modelling Software to Train Students in Thoracic Imaging
Chantal Lafond, Université de Montréal

May 24, 2016 - Something you'd like to share?
Rachel Ellaway, CAME Voice Editor

May 18, 2016 - Faculty Development in the Health Professions: a book review
Karen Leslie and Jana Lazor, University of Toronto

May 11, 2016 - Reform in post-graduate entry disciplines: principles for their assessment at the national level
Mary Ellen Gedye, Northern Ontario School of Medicine

May 4, 2016 - LGBT Training Resources
Anne Niec, Director Gender and Health Initiative, McMaster University

April 27, 2016 - A president reflects ...
Jocelyn Lockyer, CAME President 2014-2016

April 20, 2016 - Why a second edition?
Richard Cruess, Sylvia Cruess, Yvonne Steinert, The Centre for Medical Education, McGill University.

April 13, 2016 - Canadian Medical Education Journal 7(1)
Rachel Ellaway, CAME Voice Editor

April 6, 2016 - Advancing Safety for Patients in Residency Education Andrea Pisesky,
Pediatric Resident at the Children&lsquot;s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), Ottawa

Mar 30, 2016 - Dear CAME Members

Mar 23, 2016 - Organ and Tissue Donation in Canadian Undergraduate Medical Education
Bing Yu Chen and Alexandra Fletcher, Medical Students, McGill University and officers in IFMSA-Québec

Mar 16, 2016 - CMEJ Special Issue on Globalization and Medical Education
Rachel Ellaway - CAME Voice Editor

Mar 9, 2016 - The Advocacy and Leadership Curriculum (ALC): Result of a Medical Student-Medical Educators Collaboration
David Benrimoh, Medical Student, McGill University

Mar 2, 2016 - An Interprofessional Learning Continuum: we have a bit more to do...
Louise Nasmith, University of British Columbia

February 24, 2016 - 2016 CAME Award Winners - The CAME Awards Committee, chaired Dr. Brian Simmons, University of Toronto,
is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 CAME Ian Hart and Meridith Marks Awards.

February 17, 2016 - Teaching ultrasound guided kidney biopsies
Dr. Faisal Rehman - Western University

February 10, 2016 - Choosing Wisely Canada STARS Summit
Pierre Laurencelle, Université de Montréal, and Jasmine Bisson, Université de Sherbrooke

February 3, 2016 - CAPER Celebrates 30 years!
Lynda Buske, Manager of CAPER, AFMC


January 20, 2016 - Medical Humanities: On the Need of Self-Expression in Medical School
Nina Nguyen is a medical student in the Class of 2016 at the Université de Sherbrooke,Quebec

January 13, 2016 - Together, Everyone Achieves More
Sayra Cristancho (on behalf of the ECME Leadership Group),


December 16, 2015 - Fun, Interesting, and Accessible: Making Your New Year‘s Education Goals a Reality
Lara Hazelton, Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine

December 9, 2015 - Calling all Clerkship Directors!
Dr. Lee Toner NOSM

December 2, 2015 - Unleashing Innovation: Excellent Healthcare for Canada
Jocelyn Lockyer PhD, President CAME & Senior Associate Dean, Education, Cumming School of Medicine

November 25, 2015 - CAME-PACCC: Principles of Assessment for the Continuum of Clinical Competence Course
Claire Touchie, University of Ottawa and the Medical Council of Canada

November 18, 2015 - CanMEDS 2015 is here!
Dr. Maureen Topps, University of Calgary

November 11, 2015 - ”The University in the Digital Age” revisited
Rachel Ellaway, University of Calgary

November 4, 2015 - FMEC PG: ”Ensure effective integration and transitions along the educational continuum”
Jay Rosenfield (Toronto), Kamal Rungta (UBC), Nick Busing (FMEC PG), Matt Raegele (AFMC)

October 28, 2015 - Patient safety resources for medical educators
Brian M. Wong, MD, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto

October 21, 2015 - Organizational skills talk from the UofS FRCP EM Residency Program Orientation

October 14, 2015 - Is the mini-CEX an optimal tool in the era of Competency Based Education?
Moyez B Ladhani, MD, FRCPC, McMaster University

October 7, 2015 - The Northern Ontario School of Medicine Celebrates 10 Years!
Roger Strasser, Dean and CEO, Northern Ontario School of Medicine

September 30, 2015 - MedBiquitous in action
David A Topps, University of Calgary

September 23, 2015 - There’s a Pediatrics App for That!
Andrew Latchman, McMaster University, Department of Pediatrics

September 16, 2015 - A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to discover the full complexity of the clinical reasoning process.

September 9, 2015 - Mainpro+: the Evolution of CPD at CFPC
Amy Outschoorn, Director, Continuing Professional Development, College of Family Physicians of Canada.

September 2, 2015 - President‘s Note to CAME Membership
Jocelyn Lockyer PhD President and Allyn Walsh MD President-elect

July 2, 2015 - Thoughts for the summer

June 24, 2015 - CAME‘s role in building a Canadian community of practice in Medical Education Scholarship
Karen Leslie, Department of Paediatrics and Centre for Faculty Development, University of Toronto

June 17, 2015 - Geoff Norman on " Health Measurement Scales: A Pract ical Guide to their Development and Use "

June 10, 2015 - A Perspective on Leading in Medical Education
Dr Kevin Imrie. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

June 3, 2015 - Joining the conversation on medical leadership
Anne Matlow, University of Toronto
Ming-Ka Chan, University of Manitoba & Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

May 27, 2015 - Fundamental Teaching Activities - EPAs for Teachers

May 20, 2015 - Review of "Assessing Change: Evaluating Cultural Competence Education and Training"
Saleem Razack MD, McGill University

May 13, 2015 - Cards: a novel approach to practicing clinical problem solving
Mike Paget, Sylvain Coderre, Kevin McLaughlin, Kevin Busche, Kelly Burak Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.

May 6, 2015 - Validity : Different conceptualizations? Different purposes?
Christina St-Onge and Meredith Young

April 29, 2015 - Preparing faculty members and students for eHealth: are Canadian medical schools doing enough?
Kendall Ho, Rachel Ellaway, Judith Littleford, Rob Hayward

April 22, 2015 - A President‘s Perspective at her Mid Point
Jocelyn Lockyer PhD

April 15, 2015 - What is the voice of Canadian Medical Education and where is it heard?
Rachel Ellaway, NOSM

April 8, 2015 - Canadian Medical Education Journal
Dr. Jocelyn Lockyer, Dr. Marcel D’Eon

April 1, 2015 - Physician performance: one size fits all?
Elizabeth Wenghofer, Sophia Kam, Laurentian University

March 25, 2015 - 2015 CAME Award Recipients

March 18, 2015 - Building conflict resolution skills
Kerry Knickle and Nancy McNaughton


March 4, 2015 - A New Era for the Accreditation of Medical Schools in Canada
Dr. Geneviève Moineau, President and CEO of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada

February 25, 2015 - MedEdPORTAL: One key route to peer - reviewed publication of educational materials.
David Keegan, University of Calgary

February 18, 2015 - Patient‘s Medical Home Best Advice Guide on Patient-Centredness
Ms. Suzette Llacer, Patient"s Medical Home Coordinator, CFPC and Mr. Eric J. Mang, Executive Director, Member and External Relations, The College of Family Physicians of Canada

February 11, 2015 - Facilitated reflective feedback for coaching and change
Joan Sargeant PhD, Professor and Head, Division of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University

February 4, 2015 - Clinisnips - David Topps

January 28, 2015 - Education scholarship: What it is and why it matters to CAME
Jocelyn Lockyer, President, CAME and Senior Associate Dean - Education, Cumming School of Medicine,University of Calgary

January 21, 2015 - Competence by Design (CBD): Changing medical education for a changing world
Dr. Ken Harris, Rhonda St. Croix and Crystal Mohr

January 14, 2015 - Canadian Medical Education Journal


December 10, 2014 - The McMAP Project: A case study in CBME implementation - Teresa Chan

December 3, 2014 - The rise and rise of the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship - Jill Konkin

November 26, 2014 - Concordance-of-Perception/Visual-Fields-Interpretation Training: Innovative Ways to Get Ready for Professional Practice

November 19, 2014 - The North Dakota Coastline Effect - Dr. Rachel Ellaway

November 12, 2014 - A New Assessment Blueprint for the Medical Council of Canada - Dr. Claire Touchie

November 5, 2014 - Standardized Patients in the training of police officers - Nancy McNaughton, Brian Simmons

October 29, 2014 - Teaching and Learning in the age of Social Media: The Case of the MEdIC Series

October 22, 2014 - Hometowners

October 15, 2014 - What‘s all the twitter about Twitter?

October 8, 2014 - Practical Doc - Teaching tools and clinical resources for generalists

October 1, 2014 - Teaching Anatomy in a Competency based curriculum

September 23, 2014 - Canadians were everywhere

September 17, 2014 - Dark ages and stewardship - Rachel H. Ellaway

September 10, 2014 - 'Surgery 101': using podcasting and online video to teach the world about surgery

September 3, 2014 - Why it‘s good to be a medical educator in Canada