Postgraduate Medical Education

Competence by Design (CBD)

What is Competence by Design?

Competence by Design (CBD) is a multi-year initiative launched to transform medical education. CBD will introduce a hybrid model of competency-based medical education (CBME) model to learning and assessment in residency and specialty practice across Canada. The goal of CBD is to enhance patient care by improving specialist training and lifelong learning, ensuring physicians demonstrate the skills and behaviours required to continuously meet evolving patient needs.

In July 2017, two programs will launch, Otolaryngology and Anesthesiology.