Competency-Based Medical Education: Understanding the Principles

Presented by Linda Snell, MD, MHPE, FRCPC, MACP on January 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm

This webinar will lay the foundation for future sessions in this series. We will discuss the definition and define the common terms that are used in competency-based medical education (CBME). The reasons for why we need to change our current education system, and how CBME may address these, will be discussed. We will describe the five components of CBME and models for implementing this new education paradigm across the continuum of medical education.

Presenter Bios

Linda Snell MD MHPE FRCPC MACP, is a Professor of Medicine and a Core Faculty member, Centre for Medical Education, McGill University, and Senior Clinician Educator at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She is active in teaching, education leadership and education research at all levels of medical training. She has served in numerous education and clinical leadership roles at McGill, the RCPSC, nationally and internationally. Her current interests include: faculty development for competency-based education; advanced training for clinician-educators; learning, teaching & assessing the CanMEDS competencies, in particular the Roles of Professional, Leader and Scholar (teacher); leadership in medical education; and education scholarship. She has received teaching and education awards, and presented workshops and invited lectures across Canada and internationally. Dr. Snell has a busy internal medicine practice.