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Osler Lectureship

43rd Annual Osler Lectureship

Wednesday November 4th 2020

6:00 PM

Virtual lecture

Watch Live on Youtube


Dr. Richard K. Reznick

MD, MEd, FRCSC, FACS, FRCSEd (hon), FRCSI (hon), FRCS (hon)

Professor of Surgery and Dean Emeritus, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University

Born in Montreal, Dr. Reznick received his undergraduate and medical degrees from McGill University and earned a masters’ degree in medical education from Southern Illinois University. Following residencies in general and colorectal surgery, he became the founding director of the Centre for Research in Education in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. In 1999 Dr. Reznick was appointed Vice President of Education at University Health Network. After serving eight years as the R. S. McLaughlin Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto, he became Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University. Dr. Reznick is currently President-Elect of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

'Make no little plans': how a systems-based approach can transform medical education

The last two decades have seen a dramatic decline in training hours in postgraduate medical education. Efforts to tackle this problem have been insufficient, offering “minor tweaks” or “piece-meal reforms” rather than the sweeping changes necessary to ensure that the specialists we graduate are as competent and qualified as their teachers.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada has adopted a competency-based model to improve the training in medical residency programs. In his talk, Dr Richard Reznick will identify both what’s at stake and what it will take to create urgently needed changes. Drawing on his experiences as Dean of Health Sciences at Queen’s University, he will discuss how a systems-based approach transformed postgraduate medical education across twenty-nine residency programs, and how the Queen’s experience can inform national and international efforts to address the current pedagogical crisis.

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Previous Osler Lectures

The 42nd Annual Osler Lectureship: Jacalyn Duffin: McGill Medicine on Easter Island: the Forgotten Expedition

The 41st Annual Osler Lectureship: Mark A Ware: 100 years of cannabis: a journey from William Osler to the modern era. Watch the lecture here

The 40th Annual Osler Lectureship: Susan Reverby, PhD: Infamous Medical Research: Bad Guys, Duped Victims, or Something Else? Watch the lecture here

The 39th Annual Osler Lectureship: Julio Montaner: Treatment as Prevention (TasP): From a research hypothesis to a new global target and beyond. Watch the lecture here

The 38th Annual Osler Lectureship: E. Fuller Torrey, M.D. "The Strangest Disease: The Peculiar Past but Hopeful Future of Schizophrenia" Watch the lecture here

The 37th Annual Osler Lectureship: Margaret Lock. "The Alzheimer Enigma in an Aging World." Watch the lecture here


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