Health Professions Educators Conference

Competency-based Education for the Spectrum of Health Professions Education

Our focus for this annual conference is on competency-based education (CBE). Participants will learn basic principles and concepts, and compare best practices as well as practical approaches for CBE across the learning continuum and across professions. Open to all health professions educators across the MaineHealth system, affiliates, and New England.

Come join us for this exciting opportunity to learn practical methods, tools, and approaches in your work as health professions educators. Our current plan is to have this be a hybrid conference. Come learn from experts within our community!

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the basic principles and concepts of competency-based education.
  2. Compare practical approaches to competency-based education.
  3. Contrast and assess how competency-based education spans the learning continuum and across professions.
  4. Describe best practices in competency-based education.
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 | 8:00am – 4:00pm
Dana Center at Maine Medical Center & Virtually
Time Topic & Speaker(s) Location
7:00 – 8:00am Breakfast & Registration Dana Lobby
8:00 – 9:00am Competency Based Health Professions Education 101

Bob Bing-You, MD, MEd, MBA &

Dana Auditorium / Virtual
Transition to the Workshops – The Practical
Each workshop will have 3 sessions
9:15am, 10:10am & 11:05am
9:15 – 11:50am Start at the end – an outcomes-based approach to choosing the right competencies to assess

Thomas Gearan, MD

Dana Auditorium / Virtual
9:15 – 11:50am Competing to Escape Standard Educational Platforms – Incorporating Gamification into Medical Education

Michael DeFrancisco, MSN, RN, CCRN-CSC

Dana #2 / Virtual
9:15 – 11:50am Make it Stick! Cognitive Learning Science

Jason Hine, MD &
Isaac Stickney, M.Ed., C.G.S


Workshop Exercise – Make it Stick – Cognitive Learning Science

Dana #1 / Virtual
9:15 – 11:50am Not just for learning – simulation is an ideal setting to assess competency

Shelly Chipman, RN, MSN, CHSE &
Leah Mallory, MD

Dana #9 / Virtual
9:15 – 11:50am How to use a DEI Toolkit to meet the DEI competencies needed in HP educators

Katie Diamond-Falk, MD &
Brandy Brown, DSW, LCSW


Personal Identity Wheel
Cultural Competence Checklist


MITE DEI Toolkit

Dana #4 / Virtual
12:00 – 1:00pm Plenary Session – The Broccoli Competencies and Why They Matter (A Lot)

Eric Holmboe, MD, MACP, FRCP
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Dana Auditorium / Virtual
1:00 – 1:30pm Lunch Dana / Outside
1:30 – 2:30pm How does CBME Meet the Needs across the HPE spectrum? Where can we learn from different fields? UME, GME, APP, Nursing, CPD


Eric Holmboe, MD, MACP, FRCP
Katie Diamond-Falk, MD
Jennifer L Hayman, MD
Mark Goode, PA
Bob Bing-You, MD, MEd, MBA


Sara Nelson, MD, FACEP

Dana Auditorium / Virtual
Brief Talks – CBME Best Practices Across HPE
2:30 – 4:00pm
2:30 – 2:45pm Using Interprofessional Team Training to Provide Competency Based Medical Education

Jamie M Fey, MD &
Justin L. Michaud, RN

Dana Auditorium / Virtual
2:45 – 3:00pm Assessing competency after training

Bob Bing-You, MD, MEd, MBA &

Dana Auditorium / Virtual
3:00 – 3:15pm Progress of Trust – How do you evaluate your trainees in everyday practice?

Tom Reynolds, DO &
Kathryn Smith, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Dana Auditorium / Virtual
3:15 – 3:30pm Best practices in Mentoring and Coaching within a CBME framework

Angela M Leclerc, PA-C &
Kathleen Fairfield, MD, MPH, DrPH


MITE Mentoring Guide

Dana Auditorium / Virtual
3:30 – 3:45pm Using Inclusive Pedagogical Practices in Undergraduate Medical Education

Frank Chessa, Ph.D, MA, HEC-C

Dana Auditorium / Virtual
3:45 – 4:00pm Questions and closing remarks Dana Auditorium / Virtual


In support of improving patient care, Maine Medical Center (MMC) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. MMC can accredit continuing education activities with the following credit types: Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE), Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), and American Psychological Association (APA). Registered Dietitians (RDs) and Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTRs).


All planners, faculty, and other in control of the content of this educational activity have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (i.e., commercial organizations).


AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (7.00 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (7.00 hours), ANCC – American Nurses Credentialing Center (7.00 hours), IPCE – Interprofessional Continuing Education (7.00 hours), ASWB – Social Work (7.00 hours), ACPE – Pharmacy (7.00 hours), APA (American Psychological Association) (7.00 hours), AAPA (American Academy of Physician Assistants) Live Activity (7.00 hours)