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CBME & Assessment

Assessment is a key feature of competency-based medical education. Progression through a residency program will be based on assessments of resident performance in clinical activities (eg. EPAs) so it’s important to have a system in place that will do so accurately and effectively.

Queen’s technology team has been working for several years to develop a completely new assessment system built specifically for the CBME initiative. Residents will be assessed frequently and the technology-based Elentra system enables real-time, point of care assessment and enhanced performance monitoring.

Residents will know exactly how they are doing at any given point in time thanks to a new suite of assessment tools and electronic portfolios. We’ve also engaged with faculty who understand that assessment is as much about supporting resident learning as it is about documenting their progress.

As part of our ongoing commitment to quality improvement in resident education, we've established the Assessment and Evaluation Subcommittee. This committee is chaired by Dr. Laura McEwen, Director of Assessment and Evaluation, PGME and is a subcommittee of the Posgraduate Medical Education Commmittee. Membership includes interested program directors, program administrators and educational consultants along with PGME Associate Dean, Dr. Karen Schultz.  If you are interested in becoming a member or learning more, email

See the full list of CBME role descriptions including Competence Committee and Academic Advisor roles, HERE.

Competence Committees 

Members of departmental competence committees are invited to join and submit any documents, policies and templates to the shared Competence Committee drive. To request access, please email


Academic Advisors

New Academic Advisors are encouraged to get in touch with PGME to update their status as an AA to ensure you are captured on relevant emails and invited to pertinent workshops. Email us at if you have an update.