Academic Advisors

As CBD rolls out, our assessment strategy for our residents will undergo significant changes.  There will be increased emphasis on frequent, brief, workplace based assessments.  Our faculty will OBSERVE clinical tasks, COACH residents to improve performance and DOCUMENT the degree to which they would trust the resident to perform a similar task in the future.

The frequent low-stakes observations, will result in far more written feedback being provided to residents in this new environment.  In order to assist the resident to synthesize the feedback they have received and use it to help them plan for improvement, programs are encouraged to provide residents with an Academic Advisor.  Although this is not mandated by the Royal College, it is encouraged. Academic Advisors will be granted viewing rights to the resident’s electronic portfolio.

The PGME office is pleased to provide a training workshop for your academic advisors, please contact us to request a session.

 

Resources

The resources below should be consulted as a means to help programs determine what role (if any) their academic advisors should play within Competency by Design.