Coming soon: Pulse Check Survey for residents

June 18, 2021 | Author: Royal College Staff

Working with Resident Doctors of Canada to hear residents’ perspectives

As we work with our partners to implement Competence by Design (CBD), we know how important it is to listen to those on the ground who are living and breathing this new model of training on a day-to-day basis.

Postgraduate medical education (PGME) stakeholders across the country are performing important evaluation work around CBD, and the knowledge collected is ensuring that experiences and perspectives from across the diverse range of stakeholders are used to inform improvements in the system for everyone involved.

Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC) and members of the Royal College CBD Program Evaluation Operations Team (PE Ops) are currently planning a CBD Resident Pulse Check Survey.

This survey will gather the perspectives and experiences of resident doctors who are currently training in Canadian PGME programs that have implemented CBD.  The information gained from this evaluation will be used to help monitor the fidelity of CBD implementation, and identify benefits, challenges, and opportunities for adaptation and improvement, specifically as it relates to the resident educational experience.

The online survey will be released in October 2021 via an email invitation, which will be sent to residents directly from their respective Provincial Housestaff Organization (PHO).  Results will then be shared widely by RDoC and the Royal College, and will be used to further improve CBD moving forward.



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Michael Piccirillo | June 25, 2021
Would be great to see the questions and the approach being taken - many of us would like to gain feedback from Residents re: how they learn - perhaps your work would be useful in setting some standards in gaining feedback Cheers Michael
Royal College Staff | June 29, 2021
This is a great idea, thank you. We are working with RDoCs to develop a Resident Pulse Check Survey that will focus on examining the fidelity of implementation, including the extent to which critical components of CBD are present in a program, as well as questions around the benefits and challenges encountered, education and supports available, and the impact of CBME on resident wellness. We look forward to sharing the methodology and results of this survey with the MedEd community. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us at