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.