Event Information
Case Based Discussion (CBD) 2018
$1941.50 for Member
$1941.50 for Non-Member

Case Based Discussion (CBD) 2018

Enrolment Eligibility

Applicants must be enrolled in one of the following pathways to enrol in any ACRRM assessment:

a) ACRRM Independent Pathway (IP)
b) Vocational Preparation Pathway(VPP)
c) Remote Vocational Training Scheme(RVTS)

ACRRM registrars enrolled in either of these pathways must have completed:

  • one year of ACRRM training or have received one year of recognition of prior learning, prior to enrolling for the MCQ (i.e. in year two, three or four of training)
  • two years of ACRRM training or have been awarded two years for recognition of prior learning, prior to enrolling for summative miniCEX, CBD and StAMPS (i.e. in year three or four of training).

d) IMG Specialist Pathway

Prior to enrolling, doctors enrolled in this pathway must have completed a portion of their peer review period as specified in their requirements.

e) All applicants must have current medical registration and be current financial members of ACRRM.

f) Applicants are encouraged to discuss with their medicaleducator readiness for assessment prior to enrolling. While the order of assessment is not prescribed, the recommended order is MCQ, miniCEX or CBD and then StAMPS.

Case Based Discussion assessment

Case based discussion (CBD) assessment is an assessment of your clinical reasoning and application of knowledge in a clinical context. You will need to demonstrate evidence of your clinical knowledge and how you apply that knowledge by appropriately assessing patients, formulating differential diagnoses, ordering relevant investigations and providing suitable management plans.

CBD is being introduced as a summative assessment for the College’s Fellowship training. It will replace the current summative miniCEX assessment. In 2016 current registrars have the option to undertake summative miniCEX or CBD assessment. From 2017 all registrars will be required to complete CBD assessment.

Your CBD assessment will be conducted as follows:

·by teleconference - at your workplace or somewhere locally

·on six clinical cases provided by you

·over three 1 hour sessions, with two cases per session

·by three different assessors,

·within a 6 month period.

To be eligible for CBD assessment you will need to have completed 24 months of training.

Assessment key resources

The best preparation for CBD assessment will be clinical practice and having case based discussions with your supervisors and medical educators.

Your key resource for CBD is:

The Handbook for Fellowship Assessment

Provider Information
Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
Assessment Team
61 07 31058200
61 07 31058299
Level 2, 410 Queen Street
ACT, 4000