Medical Education Rounds: Competency Based Education in the Health Professions: The Future is Now!

Thursday, December 1, 2016 16:00
McIntyre Medical Building Meakins Amphitheatre (521), 5th Floor, 3655 promenade Sir William Osler, Montreal, QC, H3G 1Y6, CA

Session Goals:
Upon completion of this session the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the rationale for the CBE model
  • Discuss the importance of authentic, work-based (‘point of care’) assessment in CBE
  • Recognize that ‘assessment drives learning’ and how aligning objectives, educational programs and assessments functions to optimize learning


Farhan Bhanji, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care) at McGill, a CanMEDS Clinician Educator and the Associate Director of Assessment at the Royal College - where he supports the delivery of examinations in 68 specialties. He serves as the interprofessional lead for Simulation at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, serves as the education lead in Resuscitation for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, is the immediate past Chair of the Education Committee for Emergency Cardiovascular Care at the American Heart Association and is the co-chair of the Education, Implementation and Teams taskforce of International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation. Dr. Bhanji is also an active researcher with 125 peer reviewed abstracts and manuscript publications.

Claire Touchie, MD, MHPE, FRCPC, completed her MD and her internal medicine training at McGill University. Following further training in Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, she accepted a position at Dalhousie University (1996-2000) where her interest in Medical Education began. In June of 2000, she moved to the University of Ottawa where she is now an Associate Professor of Medicine. Her focus is on Medical Education and the care of patients with HIV infection. Since  January 2012, Dr. Touchie is the Chief Medical Education Advisor at the Medical Council of Canada and is presently the co-lead for the MCC’s Blueprint project which is transforming both the MCC Qualifying Examination Part I and Part II. She is also co-leading the AFMC EPA working group. Her involvement in faculty development includes leading the CAME course Principles of Assessment for the Continuum of Clinical Competence and as a past faculty member for CLIME. Her medical education research interests include various aspects of student and resident training, written and performance assessments, entrustable professional activities and feedback.

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