School News, Information and Leadership Messages

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    Research explores Competency Based Medical Education

    The team at CERI is digging deep to answer important research questions about CBME. They are exploring new forms of assessment using the patient records system, understanding the interdependence of faculty and resident and so much more.

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    Using EPAs for assessment in the Doctor of Medicine Program

    With the transition to CBME, EPAs will begin to be incorporated into the assessment for undergraduate medical education students. Dr. Gary Tithecott answers some of your questions about this approach.

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    What have your colleagues been up to?

    CBME activity in postgraduate medical education is visible everywhere. Your colleagues at Schulich Medicine have been busy. Catch up with Drs. Rotenberg, Vergel De Dios and the teams in Surgical Foundations, Oncology and Urology.

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    Coaching for CBME: Lessons from sports and music

    Dr. Chris Watling discusses the dynamic athletes and musicians have with their coaches, and how making room for a similar type of coaching in medical education could have an immense payoff.

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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.

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    Meet the new CBME staff members - Joan Binnendyk and Sylvia Mioduszewski

    From Technology Support to Curriculum and Assessment - we've got you covered. Learn more about how Joan and Sylvia's new roles will intersect with your work in CBME and how they will be supporting the process.

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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 website and learn more.

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    Dr. Brian Rotenberg - One of the faces of CBD

    Dr. Rotenberg was recently profiled in CBD Community Touchpoint an e-newsletter about CBD by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. Read about his learnings, surprises and challenges as a Program Director experiencing the transition to competency based medical education.

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    Funding Opportunity: Innovation on the front lines of 'Competence by Design'

    Thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the School will be able to fund three or four small, pilot projects reflecting a spirit of innovation regarding Competence by Design implementation. A call for proposals will be distributed to all programs and departments in the coming weeks.

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    Milestones and EPAs

    What are they? What makes the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada's EPAs different? Learn more and access a wide range of tools and resources that provide more information

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    Get an early start

    No matter when your program will begin its transition to CBME, it's never too early to learn about the steps that will be required. You can read more by visiting the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada website.

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    The role of the Competence Committee

    Drs Sarah Jones and Tamara Van Hooren from Paediatrics and Dr. Arif Al-Areibi from Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine discuss the role of the Competence Committee.