June 21

BREAKING DOWN COMPETENCE BY DESIGN

June 21, 18:40ET
Canadian Expert
Dr. Douglas Ross
London, ON

Medical education in general, and the training of surgeons in particular has undergone a paradigm shift from the Halstedtian apprenticeship model that carried us through the 20th century to a competency based system of learning and assessment.  Internationally, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada has been a world leader in designing and implementing competency based training with its own branded version: “Competency by Design”  (CBD).  Plastic Surgery in Canada has been preparing for this change and our first cohort of CBD residents entered training in July, 2020.  In this talk, I will outline the history of surgical training over the past 125 years, the forces driving a change to CBD, the advantages of a CBME training curriculum, the work completed by the Specialty Committee to prepare for our launch and the challenges that still lay ahead.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this presentation, participants will:

  • Understand the underlying reasons to change surgical training in Canada to a competency based system, and
  • Understand how CBD will enhance Plastic Surgery training in Canada.