Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Medicine (2018/2019)
8.4 Evaluation
Important Note Regarding Competency Based Medical Education

Effective July 1, 2017, residency programs at Memorial University of Newfoundland began implementing Competency Based Medical Education. Competence by Design (CBD) is a mandated initiative of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) that will transition medical education from a traditional time-based model to a hybrid form of competency-based medical education. The Competency-based curriculum for Family Medicine residency programs is called the Triple C Competency-based Curriculum. For more information regarding Competency Based Medical Education and the rollout schedule for residency programs at Memorial University of Newfoundland, visit the Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) website at, the RCPSC website at, and the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) website at

Each Resident is expected to complete the requirements of the residency program, as outlined by the discipline Residency Program Committee (RPC), for each year of the program, and to meet the prescribed goals and objectives through the completion of mandatory rotations. A Resident is evaluated throughout each rotation. The evaluation of the Resident’s performance is conducted by a subcommittee of the RPC and is based on written assessments and performance-based direct observation. The results of the evaluation indicate the competency level of the Resident for each goal and objective of the rotation. The level of responsibility given to a Resident is based on regular evaluation of abilities by faculty.

Assessment methods used in residency programs include, but are not limited to, In-Training Evaluation Reports (ITERs), In-Training Assessment Reports (ITARs), daily shift cards, and field notes. The assessment methods used are discipline-dependent and in accordance with the appropriate accreditation standards.