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Program Learning Objectives

The program objectives are organized by general competencies and principles deemed essential for Canadian physicians as elucidated by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (CanMEDS 2015), and the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CanMEDS FM). They are based on four fundamental premises to ensure career‐long excellence in whole‐person care:

  1. Biological, behavioural and social  sciences as well as scientific methodology are fundamental pillars of medical knowledge.
  2. A physician fulfills two roles in service to the patient: that of a healer and a professional. This is referred to as “physicianship”.
  3. Identity formation is an important  goal of medical education; the program guides students in developing a coherent professional identity, assists them in understanding healer and professional roles and obligations, and supports them in retaining core aspects of their personal identities and values.
  4. The program has a strong clinical focus and emphasizes clinical skills acquisition. It is designed to increase the integration of clinical and foundational  sciences and to promote active learner participation in the education process.

At completion of the program, McGill MDCM graduates are expected to be able to function responsibly, in a supervised clinical setting, at the level of an “undifferentiated” physician. It is understood that the process of professional identity formation, while having been initiated and crystalized during medical school, will continue to evolve during the transition to residency and beyond in medical practice.

MDCM Program Learning Objectives

Note: Please note that the MDCM Program Objectives have been revised to reflect current terminology and competencies. All related documents will be updated shortly. 

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APPROVED BY MDCM Program Committee
APPROVED ON December 12, 2015
LAST UPDATED June 19, 2023
PURPOSE Overall Learning Objectives for the MDCM Program

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