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Competence By Design (CBD)


Guide for Completing Assessments of EPAs and Navigating MedSIS: 

Check out the resources provided on McMaster's Postgraduate Medical Education Program CBME website: McMaster PGME CBME

The Department of Surgery’s Office of Education Science (Director: Dr. Ranil Sonnadara, Associate Professor, Part-Time) is also involved in a number of initiatives related to Competency-Based Medical Education. Click here for further information: Performance Science Lab/Office of Education Science. 

Sonnadara RR, Mui C, McQueen S, Mironova P, Nousiainen M, Safir O, Kraemer W, Ferguson P, Alman B, Reznick R. Reflections on competency-based education and training for surgical residents. J Surg Educ. 2014 Jan-Feb;71(1):151-8.

For links to Competence By Design resources from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (CBD toolkit, the CBD rollout schedule, information on milestones and Entrustable Professional Activities/EPAs, how-to videos, etc.)


Launched at the 2015 ICRE in Vancouver; for more information on the Physician Competency Framework, visit the Royal College's interactive website: CanMeds Interactive

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