School News, Information and Leadership Messages

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    UME curricular project structure and process approved

    The Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) Program Curriculum Committee recently approved the new curricular renewal project committee structure and processes. A newly reformatted project governance committee, comprised of faculty, students, residents and staff from all Schulich Medicine campuses, will commence in January 2018 for project oversight and report directly to the UME Curriculum Committee.

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    The future of medical education

    Competency Based Medical Education (CBME) is a popular topic of conversation at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry these days. Dr. Jay Rosenfield, vice dean, Medical Education is enthusiastic about the transition and sees it as an opportunity for positive change for learners and faculty alike, and for broader medical education reform responsive to the health care needs of the community.

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    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - Resources

    The Royal College has created a comprehensive series of resources about CBME. You can access several through a list on the School's website, or you can visit the Royal College's website to learn more.

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    CBME Research grants awarded

    Seven different CBME research projects will share which was provided through the Competency-Based Medical Education Innovation Fund. Projects focused on a wide variety of themes from Neurosurgical-Team, Simulation based training to Developing an assessment tool for on-call experiences in surgical education.

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    What have your colleagues been up to?

    The teams from Nephrology and Radiation Oncology share the updates and changes on their path to CBME implementation.

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    A view from the Emergency Department - their keys to CBME planning success

    With only seven months until implementation, Drs. Allison Meiwald and Robert Sedran are feeling good about where things stand with their plan.

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    Top take-aways from CBME retreat

    Dr. Mary Jenkins took seven pages of notes at the CBME retreat. We can't share them all, but here are some top take-aways from her and other attendees.

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    Five fast facts about CBME learned at ICRE

    Competency-based medical education (CBME) was a major topic in presentations and during discussion at the recent International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE). Whether you participated in the research and faculty development programming, associated administrative meetings or informal networking opportunities, CBME was front and centre. Here are five important take-aways from the conference.

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    Your top five questions about CBME in UME answered

    The Doctor of Medicine program is changing its curriculum and assessment structure to align with CBME principles and practices. Find out what's changed, what it means, and why this is so important.