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Competency Based Medical Education

Post-Launch – Program Evaluation and Quality Improvement

Monitor implementation and progress, consider quality improvement strategies, and support others in implementing CBD


Check in with residents, faculty and administrators, informally and informally, via town halls, formal sessions, emails and surveys.

Collect data for program evaluation, being careful not to overburden those involved in implementation priorities.

  • Monitor for observations across the breadth of the entrustability scale.
  • Ensure the number of observations is adequate and the narrative comments will promote resident learning.
  • Monitor the quality and quantity of observations for learners, rotations, faculty and the competence committee.

Check in with the competence committee. Make adjustments as required.

Work with others to engage in scholarship.

Share best practices.

Capacity building

Offer information and development sessions as needed (e.g., on MedSIS, how to give/receive feedback, entrustment tools, tips for coaching, FAQs).

Recommended Resources


RCPSC – 2020 Top CBD Resources

Various resources recommended by stage of transition


CBME Coaching, Mentoring, and Feedback: Working through the thorns and tangles

View the CBME Coaching, Monitoring, and Feedback: Working through the thorns and tangles webinar. Recorded June 18, 2020


RCPSC – CBD Program Evaluation Recommendations Report

Findings from FMRQ, RCPSC 2019 studies.