Table 3.

Reported impact of competency-based education in U.S. and Canadian dental schools

NB: Multiple responses were allowed.
58%Initiated useful changes in the curriculum or clinical program.
45%We evaluate fine; the problem is willingness to make the hard decisions about incompetent students.
28%Frustration—many are still trying to figure out how to implement it effectively.
27%Improved the quality of our graduates.
23%None really; we pretty much do things the same way (just talk about it differently).
18%Got us through accreditation, but little more.
10%Extra work with no apparent benefit to student education.