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CBD implementation

There is no one size fits all approach to how Competence by Design (CBD) will be implemented. Each program and faculty has its own opportunities, challenges, timeframe and local context. We are committed to an iterative and thoughtful implementation approach, which enables co-creation and mutual learning with our partners and Fellows.

CBD implementation begins July 1, 2017

Effective July 1, 2017, both Anesthesiology and Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery will launch their residency training under a new competency-based approach. We expect that by 2022, all disciplines will have transitioned to CBD.

Cohort

Medical Oncology and Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

2014

Specialty Committee begins working with Royal College to prepare discipline for CBD

2016

Field testing aspects of CBD

2017* and on

Residents will likely enter into a CBD-based program

*Residents entering a Cohort 1 discipline from this year forward will likely experience CBD-based learning and assessment (full scale integration will be contingent upon the sign-off of the discipline Specialty Committee, program/university reps. and the Royal College). As each discipline adopts CBD, the overall model for implementation will be refined and enhanced to better reflect stakeholder needs.

Cohort 2

Urology, Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Forensic Pathology and Surgical Foundations.

2015

Specialty Committee begins working with Royal College to prepare discipline for CBD

2017* and on

Residents will likely enter into a CBD-based program

*Residents entering a Cohort 2 discipline from this year forward will likely experience CBD-based learning and assessment. As each discipline adopts CBD, the overall model for implementation will be refined and enhanced to better reflect stakeholder needs.

Cohort 3

Neurosurgery, Cardiac Surgery, Pediatrics, Anatomical Pathology, General Pathology, Radiation Oncology, Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, General Internal Medicine and Nephrology.

2016

Specialty Committee begins working with Royal College to prepare discipline for CBD

2018* and on

Residents will likely enter into a CBD-based program

*Residents entering a Cohort 3 discipline from this year forward will likely experience CBD-based learning and assessment. As each discipline adopts CBD, the overall model for implementation will be refined and enhanced to better reflect stakeholder needs.

Cohort 4

General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Nuclear Medicine, Psychiatry, Respirology, Cardiology, Rheumatology, Geriatric Medicine, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and Clinical Immunology and Allergy.

2017

Specialty Committee begins working with Royal College to prepare discipline for CBD

2019* and on

Residents will likely enter into a CBD-based program

*Residents entering a Cohort 4 discipline from this year forward will likely experience CBD-based learning and assessment. As each discipline adopts CBD, the overall model for implementation will be refined and enhanced to better reflect stakeholder needs.

Cohort 5

Orthopedic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Neuropathology, Neurology, Hematological Pathology, Hematology, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Pediatric Surgery, Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Forensic Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry and Adolescent Medicine.

2018

Specialty Committee begins working with Royal College to prepare discipline for CBD

2020* and on

Residents will likely enter into a CBD-based program

*Residents entering a Cohort 5 discipline from this year forward will likely experience CBD-based learning and assessment. As each discipline adopts CBD, the overall model for implementation will be refined and enhanced to better reflect stakeholder needs.

Cohort 6

Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Diagnostic Radiology, Medical Genetics, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Gynecologic Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Gynecologic Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Medical Microbiology and Medical Biochemistry.

2019

Specialty Committee begins working with Royal College to prepare discipline for CBD

2021* and on

Residents will likely enter into a CBD-based program

*Residents entering a Cohort 6 discipline from this year forward will likely experience CBD-based learning and assessment. As each discipline adopts CBD, the overall model for implementation will be refined and enhanced to better reflect stakeholder needs.

Cohort 7

Colorectal Surgery, General Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery, Interventional Radiology, Palliative Medicine, Pain Medicine, Developmental Pediatrics, Neuroradiology, Pediatric Radiology, Occupational Medicine and Endocrinology and Metabolism.

2020

Specialty Committee begins working with Royal College to prepare discipline for CBD

2022* and on

Residents will likely enter into a CBD-based program

*Residents entering a Cohort 7 discipline from this year forward will likely experience CBD-based learning and assessment. As each discipline adopts CBD, the overall model for implementation will be refined and enhanced to better reflect stakeholder needs.

Even if your discipline falls into one of the later cohorts, it makes sense to start planning today. Looking for a great resource to help you get started? Check out the CBD Meantime Guide.