News

  • MD Curriculum Renewal

    March 29, 2019
    This month, we are providing more details on the integrated medical education components of the renewed curriculum. We have also prepared a short video highlighting some of the key elements of the curriculum renewal.

  • MD Curriculum Renewal - Small and Large Group Learning

    February 28, 2019
    Learn more about Small and Large Group Learning, key features in the renewed curriculum.

  • MD Curriculum Renewal - Taking a closer look at the courses and the Adaptive Learner

    January 31, 2019
    Exciting work is continuing on the MD Curriculum Renewal and we are breaking things down for you. This month, download a one-pager about the overall renewal and what it means to you, read more about the courses, and understand the elements of an Adaptive Learner.

  • New UME curriculum unveiled

    November 28, 2018
    With physicians expectations changing, the needs, interests, and learning styles of medical students changing, and societies expectations for a greater inclusion of cultural safety in the delivery of health care increasing – medical education must change. Schulich Medicine is embarking on a curriculum renewal for the MD Program to meet the changing needs of society. This transition will begin to be implemented in September 2019 and will continue through phases in the coming years.

  • Entrada/Elentra update

    April 26, 2018
    As may you know, a decision was made a few months ago to use Entrada as the technology support system for competency-based medical education. Recently, Entrada has rebranded. Effective immediately, it will be known as Elentra ME.

  • Research explores Competency Based Medical Education

    January 28, 2018
    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.

  • Using EPAs for assessment in the Doctor of Medicine Program

    January 28, 2018
    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.

  • What have your colleagues been up to?

    January 28, 2018
    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.

  • Coaching for CBME: Lessons from sports and music

    January 28, 2018
    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.

  • UME curricular project structure and process approved

    December 05, 2017
    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.

  • The future of medical education

    November 29, 2017
    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.

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - Resources

    November 29, 2017
    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.

  • CBME Research grants awarded

    November 29, 2017
    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.

  • What have your colleagues been up to?

    November 29, 2017
    The teams from Nephrology and Radiation Oncology share the updates and changes on their path to CBME implementation.

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

    November 29, 2017
    With only seven months until implementation, Drs. Allison Meiwald and Robert Sedran are feeling good about where things stand with their plan.

  • Top take-aways from CBME retreat

    November 29, 2017
    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.

  • Five fast facts about CBME learned at ICRE

    October 31, 2017
    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.

  • Your top five questions about CBME in UME Answered

    October 31, 2017
    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.

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

    October 31, 2017
    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.

  • Your top five questions about CBME in UME answered

    October 26, 2017
    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.

  • Five fast facts about CBME learned at ICRE

    October 26, 2017
    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.

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

    October 26, 2017
    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.

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - Resources

    October 26, 2017
    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.

  • Dr. Brian Rotenberg - One of the faces of CBD

    October 26, 2017
    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.

  • What have your colleagues been up to?

    October 26, 2017
    This month we check in with Drs. Rob Sedran, Matt Davis and Allie Meiwald in Emergency Medicine, as well as Dr. Julie Ann Van Koughnett and Terri MacDougall from Surgical Foundations as they get their programs ready for CBME.

  • Your top 10 CBME tips

    September 25, 2017
    Dr. Shannon Venance, Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME) Implementation, shares your top 10 tips for successful transition to CBME.

  • A message from Dr. Chris Watling: Stronger together

    June 23, 2017
    Dr. Chris Watling discussing how introducing the CBME curricula will strengthen residency and improve teaching.

  • Small group decision making: Implications for Competence Committees

    June 23, 2017
    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.

  • Lessons learned from Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine

    June 23, 2017
    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 the process.

  • The role of the Competence Committee

    June 23, 2017
    Drs. Sarah Jones and Tamara Hooren from Paediatrics and Dr. Arif Al-Areibi from Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine discuss the role of the Competence Committee.

  • Get an early start

    June 23, 2017
    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.

  • Milestones and EPAs

    June 23, 2017
    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

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

    June 23, 2017
    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.

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

    June 22, 2017
    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.

  • Milestones and EPAs

    June 20, 2017
    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

  • Get an early start

    June 20, 2017
    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.

  • The role of the Competence Committee

    June 20, 2017
    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.

  • Lessons learned from Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine

    June 20, 2017
    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.

  • Small group decision making: Implications for Competence Committees

    June 20, 2017
    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.

  • A message from Dr. Chris Watling: Stronger together

    June 20, 2017
    Dr. Chris Watling discusses how introducing the CBME curricula will strengthen residency training and improve teaching.

  • Complexity, Competency & Care - Research Presentations

    March 14, 2017
    Drs. Christancho, Chahine and Goldszmidt recently presented some of their research underway at the Centre for Education Research & Innovation.

  • CBME: From Theory to Practice - May 5

    March 14, 2017
    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.

  • Royal College Workshops for Program Directors

    March 14, 2017
    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.

  • The Otolaryngology experience

    March 14, 2017
    Drs. Brian Rotenberg and Horace Cheng share their experiences with CBME thus far in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.

  • Resident Town Hall - March 21

    March 14, 2017
    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.

  • What have your colleagues been up to?

    March 14, 2017
    Learn more about what your colleagues in Psychiatry, Neurosurgery, Radiology and Nuclear Medicine have been working on in CBME.

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

    March 14, 2017
    Dr. Chris Watling discusses the soon-to-be-released new postgraduate accreditation standards and what these new approaches mean for the evolution of CBME.

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

    March 14, 2017
    Dr. Chris Watling discusses the soon-to-be-released new postgraduate accreditation standards and what these new approaches mean for the evolution of CBME.

  • What have your colleagues been up to?

    March 14, 2017
    Learn more about what your colleagues in Psychiatry, Neurosurgery, Radiology and Nuclear Medicine have been working on in CBME.

  • The Otolaryngology experience

    March 14, 2017
    Drs. Brian Rotenberg and Horace Cheng share their experiences with CBME thus far in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.

  • Complexity, Competency, & Care - Research Presentations

    March 14, 2017
    Drs. Christancho, Chahine, and Goldszmidt recently presented some of their research underway at the Centre for Education Research & Innovation.

  • Your top 10 CBME tips

    December 12, 2016
    Dr. Shannon Venance, Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME) Implementation, shares your top 10 tips for successful transition to CBME.

  • What have your colleagues been up to?

    December 11, 2016
    Learn more about what your colleagues in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Urology have been working on in CBME.

  • Untapping assessment resources

    December 11, 2016
    Stefanie Sebok-Syer, CERI's newest postdoctoral fellow, is researching untapped resources for assessment to aide with CBME.

  • A message from Dr. Chris Watling: Shifting from why to how

    December 11, 2016
    Dr. Chris Watling discusses how the tone around CBME has shifted from “why?” to “how?” and how participants have rolled up their sleeves to began the work of making the CBME philosophy a reality.

  • Doing it better

    October 13, 2016
    How can we do this better? It’s a question that Dr. Mark Goldszmidt has been asking about medical education and the delivery of patient care for the past 20 years.

  • Glossary of terms

    October 03, 2016
    Trying to sort out the differences between CBME, CBD, and Triple C? Here’s a glossary of terms that may assist.

  • Three Schulich Medicine programs get things started

    October 03, 2016
    Kudos to Drs. Brian Rotenberg, Kylea Potvin, Michael Sanatani, and Arif Al-Areibi for their work to date on CBME.

  • World Summit and the case for CBME

    October 03, 2016
    Faculty, decanal leaders and researchers took part in the first World Summit on CBME in August. Their learnings are helping to frame the foundation of CBME for Schulich Medicine.

  • Message from the Associate Dean, PGME

    October 03, 2016
    Welcome to Schulich Medicine’s first Competency Based Medical Education (CBME) newsletter. In the coming months, we will use this forum to demystify CBME while grappling with its challenges and demands.