Resources for Competence Committees

The competence committee is an important element of Competence by Design (CBD). This committee uses data integrated from a variety of sources and observations to identify patterns of performance which are collated to reveal a broad picture of a resident’s progression toward competence. The competence committee makes informed and transparent decisions and recommendations about a resident’s performance and progression.

Regular review of residents’ progress by Competence committees facilitates a developmental approach to support resident learning over time. Early identification of residents who are not progressing as expected allows additional support and coaching requirements to be identified for the resident before the resident gets too far off their trajectory.

In CBD, promotion recommendations are made by the competence committee away from the individual teacher-learner interactions. By shifting broader promotion discussions to the competence committee, interactions between individual residents and observers can focus on coaching feedback to help improve residents’ performance.