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. 

The following are Q&A's from Joan Binnendyk, CBME Curriculum & Assessment Specialist, and Sylvia Mioduszewski, CBME Education Technology Support Specialist.


A Q&A with Joan Binnendyk, CBME Curriculum & Assessment Specialist

How long have you been with Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and in what roles?

I’ve been with the School for almost five years as the Educational Developer in the Postgraduate Medical Education Office.

What does your current role involve?

I will be assisting residency training programs in their transition to Competency Based Medical Education (CBME).

Will you be interacting with the different clinical programs in your role? If so, how?

I will be working closely with residency programs to create a curriculum map that uses entrustable professional activity-based program outcomes as a starting point. The curriculum map we create will assign Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) and associated milestones to the four different stages of training, ensuring suitable learning experiences are selected to meet those EPAs and milestones. I will also be available to provide expertise in assessment tools and criteria to ensure that EPAs and milestones are met and effectively evaluated.

When can individuals expect to liaise or connect with you?

It’s never too early to begin preparing for the shift to CBME so programs can feel free to contact me at any time, regardless of their cohort position. I’m really enthusiastic to help programs get started or continue progress on their road to CBME. Together we can innovate, generate and implement!

What is CBME and the changes it is bringing so important?

CBME focuses on curricular outcomes to ensure our graduates are competent in all aspects of their specialty. It emphasizes abilities – skills and attitudes – integrated into observable competencies. EPAs and their associated milestones provide a transparent map of clear goals for learners and an organizing framework of competency training for programs.

How can people get in touch with you?

I can most easily be reached at joan.binnendyk@schulich.uwo.ca



A Q&A with Sylvia Mioduszewski, CBME Education Technology Support Specialist

How long have you been with Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and in what roles?

I’ve been with Schulich Medicine & Dentistry since 2004. All of my roles involved managing technology resources, from adding Laserfiche and a promotion dossier electronic repository in Human Resources as a project manager for the OneForm Phase 2 launch in the Project Management Office, to managing the education evaluation technology, reporting and processes at the Department of Medicine.

What does your current role involve?

My role is responsible for supporting residency program directors, administrators and faculty in the alignment of electronic assessment tools (e.g. One45, Mainport e-Portfolio, etc.), the development of electronic assessment and evaluation forms and the integration of assessments into an electronic portfolio for the transition to CBME.

Will you be interacting with the different clinical programs in your role? If so, how?

I will be interacting with all postgraduate medical education programs, primarily as they move toward the CBME model, but also to support their current needs. This includes providing training and workshops for One45, and those will be available not only to postgraduate programs, but also undergraduate medical and dental education programs.

When can individuals expect to liaise or connect with you?

The CBME team will be reaching out to programs as they move toward CBME to meet and discuss their needs and requirements. I will also be reaching out to program administrators when putting on workshops.

What is CBME and the changes it is bringing so important?

CBME reduces the emphasis of learning based on time, and shifts the basis for promotion to the demonstration of competence. That’s not to say doctors trained under the previous model did not have to demonstrate competence; it was assessed differently. The new curriculum will provide a change in the educational experience for learners, including individualized learning, increased flexibility, innovative assessments, meaningful feedback and preparedness for practice.

How can people get in touch with you?

I can be reached via email at Sylvia.Mioduszewski@schulich.uwo.ca or at extension 80432. For One45 support, we have a brand new support request page available here, which is linked to the one45.support@schulich.uwo.ca email account.

Further resources are available on the Education Technology web page.