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Anesthesiologist takes the lead on competency based medical education

Posted by Facuty of Medicine on February 16, 2018 in General Announcements


​Dr. Janice Chisholm, former program director of Dalhousie Medical School’s anesthesia residency training program, has stepped into the new role of CBME (competency based medical education) lead. In this capacity, Dr. Chisholm will oversee and facilitate the transition of the medical school’s specialty residency training programs to a CBME model known as Competence By Design, developed by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. 

Dr. Chisholm has first-hand experience with CBME, having led a Royal College-sanctioned demonstration project in Dalhousie’s Department of Anesthesia, Pain Management & Perioperative Medicine known as FIRE (Fundamental Innovations in Resident Education). She is an associate professor in this department as well as the Department of Critical Care, with a strong interest and track record in medical education. She has won numerous teaching awards, including the 2017 Faculty of Medicine Excellence in Education Award, the 2016 Program Director of the Year Award for Innovation, 2013 Resident Mentor of the Year, and Critical Care Educator of the Year in 2010 and 2007. Dr. Chisholm feels strongly that CBME will provide residents with more personalized outcome-driven training that will ultimately improve the quality of patient care.

Learn more about Dr. Janice Chisholm and her vision for competency based medical education at Dalhousie Medical School (link