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Past CBME Events


March-June, 2022: Zoom Drop-In Sessions

  • Open to any programs launching in 2022


May 26, 2022 (2:00-3:30pm) and May 30, 2022 (8:30-10:00am): Coaching & Feedback Workshops 

  • Hosted by Dr. Chris Watling, Dr. Vergel de Dios, Dr. Anita Cheng, Dr. Hari Iyer, and Dr. Mehdi Qiabi. Two identical sessions will run to accomodate schedules. 
  • Learning objectives: 
    1. Identify the fundamental characteristics of effective feedback. 
    2. Explore coaching as an educational philosophy. 
    3. Develop strategies for coaching effectively to enhance learning characteristics. 
  • Recordings available on Schulich on Demand, or at the direct links below:
    1. Session 1 (May 26)
    2. Session 2 (May 30)


April 27, 2022 (1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST): CBD Webinar - The Resident in Difficulty

  • Speaker: Dr. Alan Chaput
  • Learning objectives: 
    1. Define the resident in difficulty 
    2. Develop an approach to the diagnosis and management of the resident in difficulty
    3. Learn how to create a basic, but comprehensive, formalized learning plan 
    4. Understand issues around human rights and duty to accommodate 
    5. Understand the importance of wellness 
  • Webinar will be recorded; to obtain a copy of the recording, please send a request to  


April 27, 2022 (7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. EST): CBD Town Hall with Jason Frank

  • Virtual Competence by Design (CBD) Town Hall with Dr. Jason Frank from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. 
  • Open to all Schulich faculty, London and distributed, who teach residents in a CBD program, residents, and program administrators in a CBD program. 
  • Learning objectives: 
    1. Review the history of the development of CBD
    2. Provide an overview of the benefits of CBD from the perspective of the Royal College
    3. Discuss the unintended consequences and challenges of CBD 


April 13, 2022 (11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST): Competence Committee Chairs Forum 

  • Faculty Development by and for Competence Committees 
  • Guest Speaker: Dr. Andem Ekpenyong
  • Learning Objectives: 
    1. Describe the role of faculty development in Competence Committee (CC) functioning 
    2. Identify practical approaches to CC faculty development that match your specific context 
    3. Consider the role of assessment data in faculty development for CCs


January 26, 2022 (11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST): Slack Event - Faculty Development Questions 

  • Slack event to discuss faculty development questions, including:
    1. How have you done member training for your competence committee (CC)?
    2. What faculty development resources have you found most useful?
    3. What are your greatest challenges in faculty development for your CC?
    4. Do you use your CC members to do faculty development for your wider group?


November 30, 2021 (1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST): CBD Webinar: Competence Committees for Residents 

  • Presented by Christopher Harty, MD, FRCPC, Anesthesiologist at The Ottawa Hospital and Lecturer at uOttawa
  • Learning objectives:
    1. Review principles of CBD and CBME
    2. Understand the purpose and value of Competence Committees
    3. Describe how Competence Committee decision making around resident progress occurs
    4. Understand the interplay of Competence Committees and Residency Program Committees


November 25, 2021 (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST): Supporting Competence Committees on Their Own Path to Competence: THEORY vs. REALITY

  • Participants will engage in interactive problem solving and case studies, support one another through interactive polls and breakout rooms, address questions and concerns regarding Competence Committees, and watch a live debate on whether high quality data is all that a Competence Committee needs to be effective.
  • Learning Objectives: 
    1. Identify the roles of Competence Committee members, individually and collectively, in the successes and challenges around decision making about resident progression. 
    2. Describe how Competence Committees themselves progress in their identity, understanding of objectives, and comfort as a new committee. 
    3. Recognize when and how biases can affect decision making. 
  • Competence Committee Retreat Poster
  • Register here!


October 25, 2021 (1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST): CBME Direct Observation & Feedback: In collaboration with McMaster University

October 18, 2021 (10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST): Royal College of Physician & Surgeons of Canada: CBD Program Evaluation Summit

September 22, 2021 (11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST): Royal College of Physician & Surgions of Canada: Competence Committee Chairs Forum, Pearl and pitfalls in group decision making: avoiding the swamp of biases and conflicts

June 9, 2021 (11:30AM-1PM EST): Royal College of Physician & Surgeions of Canada: CBME Program Evaluation Forum Webinar

  • Topic: Detecting smoke before the fire. How can CBME better identify and help the resident in difficulty?

April 29, 2021 (9AM-11AM) & May 11, 2021 (1PM-3PM): Coaching and Feedback Workshop

  • PGME CBME presents the virtual Coaching and Feedback Workshop facilitated by Dr. Chris Watling open to both faculty and residents. The workshop will be interactive, with brief didactic sessions, and opportunity for group discussion and to practice the skills discussed. 

April 15, 2021 & May 6, 2021: 2021 Incubator for CBME Innovators

Watch the presentations by signing into Schulich on Demand

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September 15, 2021 (11:00 a.m. EST): Royal College of Physician & Surgions of Canada Webinar: Competence Committees for Program Administrators


October 23, 2019: Together on the Front Lines: The Changing Landscape of PGME Assessment

Building upon the experiences of programs who have launched CBME, this PGME retreat will bring together faculty and residents as allies in assessment. Addressing the dynamics of changing assessment expectations, the day will include a collegial debate, and opportunities to examine key assessment tools and implementation strategies.
Learning Objectives - by the completion of this workshop participants will have

  • identified the challenges and possible solutions for completing EPA assessments
  • reviewed how to give and receive feedback effectively
  • discussed how to support residents and faculty during the transition to CBME

April 25/26, 2019: CBME In-Service Trialed & Tested CBME Engagement Tools


October 26, 2018: Sharing and Coaching Excellence

May 25, 2018: The Challenge of Change


November 3, 2017: Working through the Process

April 21, 2017: Building the Foundations of Competence Committees


November 4, 2016: Practical Assessment for CBME: Building an Approach to the "Transition to Discipline" Stage of Training

May 30, 2016: Planning for CBME