Collaboration of Researchers, Educators, Scholars & Teachers (CREST)

Welcome to CREST – a Collaboration of Researchers, Educators, Scholars and Teachers in the Department of Medicine. CREST is co-led by Ryan Brydges and Shiphra Ginsburg, with significant input from the attending faculty and residents. Our main goal is to foster creative collaborations in education scholarship and research throughout the department.

Through regular monthly meetings during the academic year, we aim to build upon our terrific community of scholars interested in education, and to enhance the quality and quantity of our scholarly output. Each meeting usually starts with a "formal" presentation given by a local or visiting scholar on a timely education scholarship and research topic. The meeting also includes ample time for the constructive exchange of ideas, formation of collaborations, troubleshooting of projects, and the opportunity for our members to present 'Works in Progress (WIPs).'

To be included on the distribution list for CREST meeting notices, please complete the mailing list signup form or contact Christian Base.

Upcoming and recent CREST meetings:

Date Speaker Topic
June 15, 2018 TBA TBA
May 18, 2018 Ryan Brydges & Shiphra Ginsburg CREST Journal Club
April 20, 2018 Ryan Brydges & Shiphra Ginsburg Competence By Design
June 23, 2017 Catherine Yu There’s no Billing Code for Empathy – Graphic Narratives in Medical Education
June 9, 2017 PM Chris Watling Education Research & Scholarship at Annual Day:
"From orchestras to operating rooms: professional culture and learning"
June 9, 2017 AM Chris Watling Less is more: editing your writing for clarity and persuasiveness
May 12, 2017 CANCELLED  
April 21, 2017 Ayelet Kuper Person-Centred Care Education in the DoM - What is it and how can I get involved?
March 10, 2017 Walter Tavares Balancing Service with Workplace Education and Assessment – Struggles and Opportunities
February 24, 2017 Rodrigo Cavalcanti How do you know if you’re right? Uses for ‘confidence’ in teaching clinical reasoning.
January 13, 2017 Sharon Straus Mind the Gap!
December 16, 2016 Shiphra Ginsburg What can we learn from written assessment comments?
November 18, 2016 Ryan Brydges Writing Tips & Tricks + Project Consults
October 28, 2016 Ryan Brydges Knowledge Syntheses – Are they really worth all my time and effort?
September 23, 2016 Shiphra Ginsburg & Ryan Brydges
Arno Kumagai
What's next for CREST?
Meet the Vice Chair, Education