Department of Emergency Medicine
School of Medicine Queen's University

Conferences and Workshops

Our residents have many opportunities to attend conferences and are given a stipend of $500.00 per year.   Residents are also given full funding to attend conferences in North America where they have been invited to present their research.  Many conferences, workshops, and other leadership opportunities are available at Queen's and these include:


The Queen’s Conference on Academic Residency Education (QCARE) is an annual two-day conference that takes place in May for all first year residents. Attendance is mandatory, thus residents are released from service responsibilities for those two days. The vision for QCARE is to provide education on the CanMEDS non-medical expert competencies in a practical, innovative, and engaging manner. The two days include plenary speakers and smaller group workshops.

Residents as Teachers
The Residents as Teachers Program, offered through Postgraduate Medical Education, is designed to enhance the teaching ability of self-selected residents. The focus is to enrich residents’ knowledge and skills in medical education, allowing them to become better educators. Oral communication skills are specifically addressed in session on small group teaching, large group teaching, giving feedback, teaching clinical skills, one-minute preceptor, and teaching in the Simulation Lab.

Chief Residents
A Chief and Senior Resident Workshop is offered in May to all residents in these leadership positions. In particular, sessions on leadership and conflict management address effective and appropriate management, administration, and leadership skills.  Our Chief Resident is an elected resident who is a full member of the Residency Program Committee (RPC). In this role, s/he is responsible for bringing the concerns of other residents to RPC meetings.