The Web-based CanMEDS Resident Learning Portfolio Project (WEBCAM): how we got started

The Web-based CanMEDS Resident Learning Portfolio Project (WEBCAM): how we got started

Can J Surg 2016;59(6):425-26 | PDF

Peter Glen, MD, MSc; Fady Balaa, MD, MEd; Franco Momoli, PhD; Louise Martin; Dorothy Found, BSc; Angel Arnaout, MD, MSc

Summary

The CanMEDS framework is ubiquitous in Canadian postgraduate medical education; however, training programs do not have a universal method of assessing competence. We set out to develop a novel portfolio that allowed trainees to generate a longitudinal record of their training and development within the framework. The portfolio provided an objective means for the residency program director to document and evaluate resident progress within the CanMEDS roles.


Accepted May 19, 2016

Affiliations: From the Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ont. (Glen, Balaa, Martin, Found, Arnaout); the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ont. (Haggar, Arnaout); and the Centre for Practice Changing Research, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ont. (Momoli).

Competing interests: None declared.

Contributors: All authors contributed substantially to the conception, writing and revision of this article and approved the final version for publication.

DOI: 10.1503/cjs.007515

Correspondence to: A. Arnaout, Suite CW 1606, Ottawa Hospital, General Campus, Ottawa ON K1H 8L6; anarnaout@toh.on.ca