CEs Read: And the book of the year is…

By Jonathan Sherbino (@sherbino)

Here at the ICE blog we have previously curated a list of “must reads” for CEs If your reading list is shrinking and you need some new material (in anticipation of summer vacation), today’s post recommends 9 new titles to add to your list.

The Royal College Clinician Educators held their annual retreat last week.  As part of our regular faculty development, we held the third annual CEs Read contest.  Quoting from the official rule book:

“CEs Read” celebrates literature that is relevant to, and contributes to, a greater understanding of the role of a Clinician Educator. The award acknowledges the vast breadth and depth of health profession education and hence respects that the nominations will represent choices that are diverse in nature. The winning selection is deemed to be essential reading for all Clinician Educators.

9780374275631Farhan Bhanji, MD, MHPE, FRCPC – Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

DecisiveDeepak Dath, MD, MEd, FRCSC, FACSDecisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work by Chip Heath and Dan Heath


Leslie Flynn, MMus, MD, CCFP, FRCPC – Shine: Using Brain Science to Get the Best from Your People by Ned Hallowell

41utzojQthL._AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-46,22_AA300_SH20_OU15_Jason R. Frank, MD MA (Ed.) FRCPC – Faculty Development in the Health Professions:A Focus on Research and Practice by Yvonne Steinert


Denyse Richardson, MD, MEd, FRCPC – How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching  by Susan A. Ambrose, Michael W. Bridges, Michele DiPietro, Marsha C. Lovett and Marie K. Norman

9781444762556Jonathan Sherbino, MD, MEd, FRCPC, FAcadMEd – The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined – by Salman Khan (Check out a review of this book on iTeachEM )

ten-faces-of-innovation11Linda Snell, MD, MHPE, FRCPC, FACPThe Ten Faces of Innovation: IDEO’s Strategies for Defeating the Devil’s Advocate and Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization by Tom Kelly and Jonathan Littman


Elizabeth Wooster, MEd – The New Meaning of Educational Change by Michael Fullan

And the winner is… (with much jealousy on my part)


Elaine Van Melle, PhD – Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Have you read any of these books?  What’s your pick for 2014?



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