Competence by Design
Canada’s model for competency-based medical education
Understanding Competence by Design
Transforming Canada’s residency training to align with the realities of 21st century practice.
on residency education
How to Implement Competence by Design
The most current information to support local CBME Leads, specialty committee members and program directors.
Specialty Education Design
WHERE YOU START
WHAT TO DO AND WHEN
KEY RESOURCES BY ROLE
TECHNICAL GUIDES, POLICY, GUIDELINES
Online learning modules
WALKING YOU THROUGH IT
Webinars and boosters
SUPPORT AND DISCUSSION
Videos and advice
HEAR FROM YOUR PEERS
CBD resource directory
SEARCH BY TOPIC
PREPARING LEARNER GROUPS
Frequently asked questions
The impact of Competence by Design
Competence by Design encourages updates to various elements of our current medical education system. Together with our partners and stakeholders, opportunities for system improvements, alignments and efficiencies are being explored.
Accreditation is shifting to accommodate an outcomes-based model of education.
Building a national workplace-based assessment strategy.
Exams and credentialing
How CBD will influence changes in exam timing and the credentials process.
Electronic portfolio and data
The role of the electronic platform in collecting resident progression data.
Faculty engagement and development is a major component of the CBD initiative.
Resident coaching and feedback
The CBD coaching model prompts an important philosophical shift in thinking about assessment.
CBD introduces the important concept of a competence committee.
The practising physician
How CBD is intended to impact independent practice.
Canada's global contributions
Aspiring the advancement of medical education across the globe through collaboration.
Important Contacts and Links
Royal College CBD Contacts
Contact us for general CBD inquiries.
Local CBME Leads
Conect with your local CBME lead for support and information about the implementation of CBD in your school and program.
Local University CBD Websites
Access local CBD information and faculty development resources through your PGME office.
Access Observation Templates and EPA Guides
Complete the terms and conditions form to access observation templates, EPA guides and pathway documents.
Information by Discipline (IBD)
Search final and complete specialty documents by discipline, posted publicly.
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