Welcome Messages

Dr. Lois Champion, Associate Dean

As Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education I am proud to work with our PGME, CBME teams, and our over 55 residency programs.

dr_lois_champion_180x160.jpgAs we transition to CBME, residency education is more individualized, focusing on direct observation and assessment of what are known as ‘Entrustable Professional Activities’ or EPAs – really identifying what learners need to be able to do, providing more opportunity for learners to identify their own learning goals, as well as an emphasis on focused and frequent assessments.

CBME creates a culture shift and positive change for our learners and faculty. Learners have individualized, clearer learning plans which are adaptable and flexible. Learners will receive more frequent and meaningful feedback. Faculty are also able to provide more specific and timely feedback to learners.

Dr. Jennifer Vergel de Dios, PGME CBME Director

I am very honoured to work with and learn from committed medical education leaders at Schulich, from our faculty, residents, and administrative staff, to colleagues across the country.


As an anesthesiologist, I have been deeply involved with CBME since 2016 as my department's CBD Lead since my specialty's launch of Competence by Design in 2017. I then moved to the role of Director of CBME Implementation for PGME in late 2018.

For the 2022-2023 year, we have 39 residency programs that are officially CBD with a total of 46 programs who will transition by the 2024-2025 academic year.

I am also incredibly lucky to have a solid Operations Team so that we can successfully provide implementation resources, faculty development content, training sessions and workshops, develop Elentra to meet our complex needs, meet with Schulich education leaders through our PGME CBME Steering Committee and Resident Advisory Committee for CBME, engage with our distributed faculty, develop program evaluation studies and strategies, and use various communication tools with our broad CBME community so that we continuously learn about how to make CBME even better.