“Residency training programs, hospitals, and Canadian medical education at large recognized these issues, and many positive solutions emerged. The pandemic occurred at a time when many programs were already shifting toward competency-based medical education (CBME), in which training focuses on attaining skill-based milestones rather than traditional time-based requirements. During COVID-19, many training programs embraced the spirit of CBME, espousing flexibility by modifying existing policies to compensate for missed training time because of, for example, redeployment or illness. [10] In addition, many educational opportunities were transitioned to effective virtual formats, as described below. Hence, although many residents experienced the loss of valued learning opportunities, educational adaptations that emerged from the pandemic may continue to benefit future generations of trainees.”

More on Impact of COVID-19 on postgraduate medical education in British Columbia via BCMJ.

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