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Core Competencies

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Core Competencies

In 1996, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada adopted a framework for medical education called the CanMEDS framework of essential physician competencies. The focus of CanMEDS is on articulating a comprehensive definition of the competencies needed for medical education and practice. The CanMEDS framework is organized around seven roles: Medical Expert, Communicator, Collaborator, Health Advocate, Manager, Scholar and Professional.