Competence by Design Technical Guides and Policy


CBD Technical Guide Series


What is required and what is flexible in Competence by Design? A series of technical guides has been developed to clarify expectations regarding the fundamental elements required to implement a CBD program. Access the CBD Technical Guide Series

How does Competence by Design affect existing local policy?


These CBD policy guidelines are guidance documents to help local faculty change their policies to reflect new principles of CBD. Access Policy Guidelines

Overlap in competency-based training programs


Since the traditional practice of “double counting” relies on time-based training, the transition to Competence by Design (CBD) has necessitated the development of a new policy: The Application of ‘Overlap Training’ in Competence by Design.

What does Competence by Design Cost?

A report on the CBD Cost Analysis study was undertaken by the Resource Framework Working Group to determine the costs and resources required when implementing CBD. The costs and resources found were variable across institutions and programs, and focus on the 2017, 2018, and 2019 launch disciplines; therefore a second iteration of this study will be undertaken in the future.” Read CBD Cost Analysis (executive version)

Which elements of Competence by Design remain time-dependent?

In choosing a hybrid model approach, we avoid the need for a major overhaul of current, time-based structures. Therefore, it is expected that some elements of a resident’s training experience will remain time-dependent. Read The Role of Time in CBD