Assessment in our residency program is done using the Competency-Based Achievement System (CBAS). Competency-based assessment focuses on the demonstration of progress towards competence throughout training, rather than the assumption of competence based on time spent in a rotation (as has traditionally been the case in medical education).
CBAS is based on the belief that the most important place to assess competence is in the workplace. Additionally, we believe that formative feedback is fundamental to learning. CBAS is an assessment framework where multiple observations (captures of formative feedback shared with a learner on “FieldNotes”) from multiple observers in multiple settings all provide evidence for decisions made about the progress towards competence of our residents.
To learn more about CBAS, see the “How-To Modules”.