Training Site Challenges

FMRQ's 15 recommendations to faculty authorities


In January and February 2018, the FMRQ conducted semi-structured interviews of R1s in Anesthesiology and ENT/HNS, the first cohorts to experience Competence by Design (CBD), introduced across the country by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

This study led to the drafting of a report, which was issued in April 2018 and sent to Canadian deans and associate deans, and to CBD leads in all Canadian medical faculties.

We are pleased to give you access to this REPORT, which presents 15 recommendations intended for the Royal College and faculty authorities, in order to smooth out the difficulties entailed by the ongoing change and meet the needs of medical residents in those programs, so they are not adversely affected by this change in their learning path toward autonomous practice.

Over the next few months, the FMRQ will follow up with the new cohorts now following this new pedagogical approach—in Critical Care Medicine, Forensic Pathology, Medical Oncology, Nephrology, Urology, and Surgical Foundations—as well with R2s in Anesthesiology and ENT/HNS.