Ontario Student Medical Education Research Conference (OSMERC)

The Ontario Student Medical Education Research Conference (OSMERC) was established for students, by students, and aims to provide a platform for research in the areas of medical and health professions education. We encourage submissions on a broad range of topics from assessment and feedback, curriculum design, novel pedagogies, student and practitioner wellbeing, artificial intelligence in healthcare education and practice, and beyond.

UPDATE: Congratulations to all presenters this year at OSMERC 2023 for their fantastic work. A special shout out to our winners and runner-ups for best oral and poster presentations:

Best Oral Presentation: Olivier Rabu (Developing an Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) with Individuals with IDD as Simulated Patients for use in Early Medical Education)

Runner-Up Oral Presentation: Sarah Klapman, Brynna Wilson, Celine Vereecken Smith (The PATIENT Project: A Quality Improvement Initiative to Bring Patient-Centred Care to Case-Based Medical Education)

Best Poster Presentation: Danielle Solish, Michael Pierce (Slowing Down in Simulation: The Impact of a Forced Pause on Cognitive Load, Performance and Experience)

Runner-Up Poster Presentation: Eden Meisels, Rachel Goldfarb (Understanding department of family and community medicine resident perspectives on using an experience tracking tool in order to optimize educational value)



This year, OSMERC will be hosted in a hybrid format on Saturday, April 8th 2023, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST). The in-person portion of the conference will be taking place at the Chestnut Conference Centre in Toronto. Trainees from all health professions programs and institutions are welcome to participate!

Abstract submissions will open on Monday, January 23, 2023 and close Friday, February 10, 2023 at 11:59 PM (EST). General registration will open closer to the conference day. All student presenters must also register to attend; please look out for an email from our team with further instructions. 

We look forward to meeting you on April 8, 2023!

Questions? Contact us at osmerc@omsa.ca