School News, Information and Leadership Messages

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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.

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    Lessons learned from Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine

    Dr. Jennifer Vergel de Dios is preparing to launch CBME in Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine in a few weeks. In this Q&A, she's sharing her lessons learned during this process.

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    Small group decision making: Implications for Competence Committees

    Sayra Cristancho, PhD, is one of four researchers receiving a grant from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to investigate different aspects of CBME.

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    A message from Dr. Chris Watling: Stronger together

    Dr. Chris Watling discusses how introducing the CBME curricula will strengthen residency training and improve teaching.

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    Complexity, Competency & Care - Research Presentations

    Drs. Christancho, Chahine and Goldszmidt recently presented some of their research underway at the Centre for Education Research & Innovation.

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    CBME: From Theory to Practice - May 5

    The Schulich Medicine Education Conference will be focused on CBME and feature a great line up of speakers including Dr. David Snadden, Rural Doctors' UBC Chair in Rural Health and Professor, UBC Faculty of Medicine.

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    Royal College Workshops for Program Directors

    All Program Directors (PD) are encouraged to attend the Royal College CBME Workshops being held during the next year. The sessions are being presented by discipline and will be of great support to leaders. By now all PDs should have received information about the sessions from the Royal College.

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    The Otolaryngology experience

    Drs. Brian Rotenberg and Horace Cheng share their experiences with CBME thus far in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.

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    Resident Town Hall - March 21

    All residents are invited to attend a town hall with Drs. Chris Watling, associate dean, Postgraduate Medical Education and Shannon Venance,CBME implementation director, scheduled on March 21 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in Rm. 101, Health Sciences Addition.

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    What have your colleagues been up to?

    Learn more about what your colleagues in Psychiatry, Neurosurgery, Radiology and Nuclear Medicine have been working on in CBME.

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    A message from Dr. Chris Watling: It doesn’t have to be perfect

    Dr. Chris Watling discusses the soon-to-be-released new postgraduate accreditation standards and what these new approaches mean for the evolution of CBME.

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    Your top 10 CBME tips

    Dr. Shannon Venance, Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME) Implementation, shares your top 10 tips for successful transition to CBME.