Special Events




CBME Retreat

In February 2015, a three-day retreat was held regarding the upcoming transition to competency-based medical education (CBME) at Queen's University. By the end of this workshop, the participants were able to:

  1. Introduce the key concepts of competency-based medical education (CBME) to their programs. (eg. Conduct a CBME-focused Department Grand Rounds presentation)
  2. Provide the rationale for why Queen’s University is transitioning to a CBME curriculum for all Postgraduate training programs.
  3. Be equipped with the knowledge, tools, and resources necessary to start the implementation process of CBME within their own programs.

Session Topic Presenter
The Vision of CBME Dr. Richard Reznick
Introduction to the Royal College Competence By Design (CBD) Project
Fifteen key changes, introduction to CBD terms, competency curriculum, CanMEDS 2015
Dr. Jason Frank
The Queen's CBME Team
Creation of the Queen's Team, Changes to institutional framework
Dr. Leslie Flynn, Dr. Ross Walker, Dr. Damon Dagnone
The Competency Continuum
An exploration of how if affects the four stages of residency training
Dr. Jason Frank, Dr. Damon Dagnone
Small Group Exercise:  The Competency Continuum
How will this new continuum change your training programs?
 
Large Group Discussion:  The Competency Continuum
How the competency continuum will change how we view time-based vs. competency-based training in PGME
 
Small Group Exercise:  The Competency Continuum Take Two
Exploring transitions from within the stages
 
Introduction to Milestones and a review of CanMEDS 2015 Dr. Jason Frank, Dr. Damon Dagnone
Small Group Exercise:  Milestones - Medical Expert Role
Medical Expert Role, Progressions within the four stages of the competence continuum
 
Large Group Discussion:  Milestones - Medical Expert Role
Pairs to present how they mapped out milestones with an enabling competency
 
Re-Introduction to CanMEDS 2015 - Intrinsic Roles Dr. Jason Frank, Dr. Damon Dagnone
Small Group Exercise:  Milestones - Intrinsic Role
Intrinsic Roles, Progressions within the four stages of the competence continuum
 
Large Group Discussion:  Milestones - Intrinsic Role
Pairs to present how they mapped out milestones with an enabling competency
Dr. Jason Frank, Dr. Damon Dagnone
Introduction to EPAs Dr. Leslie Flynn, Dr. Ross Walker
Small Group Exercise:  EPAs
Medical Expert Role, Intrinsic Role
 
Large Group Discussion:  EPAs
Groups to present EPAs and the milestones associated with that EPA
Dr. Leslie Flynn, Dr. Ross Walker
Redesigning Competencies - Our Experience
Queen's Family Medicine transition to CBME Curriculum
Dr. Karen Schultz
Assessment Systems Introduction Dr. Farhan Bhanji, Dr. Laura McEwen
Small Group Exercise:  Assessment Strategies
Medical Expert Role, Intrinsic Role
 
The Role of Academic Scholarship in the Queen's PGME Transition
Maximizing academic productivity and scholarship
Dr. Elaine Van Melle, Dr. Denise Stockley
Making the Vision a Reality
A synopsis of the transformational changes underway within PGME at Queen's
Dr. Ross Walker
Next Steps for the Queen's CBME Transition
Royal College workshops in 2015, Program Director Meetings, Ground Rounds, Preparing for Workshop Two (Fall 2015)
Dr. Ross Walker, Dr. Damon Dagnone



Convocation

On June 22, 2015, residents completing their programs in 2015 were provided with certificates of completion from the Postgraduate Medical Education Office. This certificate ceremony brings together the postgraduate community, including the Dean, Vice Dean, Associate Dean - Postgraduate Medical Education, Program Directors, Program Administrators, Clinical Fellows, Residents, and their families and friends, to acknowledge the completion of training for departing residents and fellows. Each year this event continues to more popular with over 300 people in attendance.




Orientation 

Orientation for all incoming residents (PGY 1, 3 and 4s) and Clinical Fellows is a one-day event held on the first work day following July 1. This orientation provides an overview and welcome to the Postgraduate Medical Education environment and the residents working environments in Kingston General Hospital, Hotel Dieu Hospital and Providence Continuing Care Centre. This orientation event is the precursor to program specific orientations that can be a half-day to weeklong orientations to their new careers.

The PGME office, working with PARO, provided support for a welcome boat cruise of the 1000 Islands this year.