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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

You can find the CbD forms in the relevant modules in your ePortfolio, or download the forms below:


Contact us

For any general queries about your training and assessment, please email the Trainees’ Coordinator or call +44 20 7772 6348.

If you have any queries about the content of the WPBAs, please email the Assessment Lead or call +44 20 7772 6308.


Elsewhere on the site

The complete specialty training programme in O&G – core curriculum, ultrasound, ATSMs, subspecialty and academic
MRCOG exams
How to prepare for the Part 1 and Part 2 MRCOG exams (the RCOG’s membership exams)