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.

Members of the Centre for Medical Education are involved in looking at ways to integrate the CanMEDS roles into teaching, how to assess these roles in students and residents, and how to promote continuing professional development in this area.

For a list of Centre Members' recent publications on the topic, please read here [.doc].