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Case-based discussions (CbD)

Case-based discussions (CbDs) are one of the workplace-based assessment tools (WPBAs) used in O&G training.


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Skills assessed using CbDs

The CbD is a generic tool that formalises case discussion between trainee and trainer. They are designed to be a vehicle for direct feedback about the case under discussion. The curriculum lists the competences that can be tested using a CbD.

Trainers will use a CbD to assess:

  • Clinical decision-making
  • Knowledge
  • Application of knowledge

Each CbD should involve a different clinical situation.

Number of CbDs

The training matrix of educational progression details the minimum number of CbD you will need to complete each year.

CbD forms

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The complete specialty training curriculum for O&G – core, ultrasound, ATSMs, subspecialty and academic

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MRCOG exams

Information on how to prepare for the Part 1 and Part 2 MRCOG