Conferences and Workshops
New residents attend the annual two-day Intensive Introduction to Endoscopy course offered each year at McMaster University, and all residents receive funding to attend the annual Gastroenterology Resident in Training (GRIT) course at the CAG annual meeting. A variety of additional opportunities are provided including the Teaching Improvement Project System (TIPS) course, the Residents as Teachers workshops, the Medical Education Seminar Series, the AGA Digestive Diseases Self Assessment Program, and the senior resident Leadership Series hosted by the Kingston Resuscitation Institute.
Each year, GI trainees attend a Therapeutic Endoscopy bleeding lab at Queen's. This half-day experience is always well-received by residents as it teaches endoscopic techniques in a hands-on manner.
Locally, our residents also attend the Queen’s Conference on Academic Residency Education (QCARE) for senior residents. It includes workshops on practice management and a mock trial involving physician negligence and liability.