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Acknowledgements – The CanMEDS 2005 Physician Competency Framework

The Royal College mission could not be accomplished without the unwavering support of the hundreds of medical educators, practising physicians and specialists, residents, committee members and staff.

We would like to recognize the hundreds of volunteers who have served on the CanMEDS working groups over the past two years. As a result of their efforts, the CanMEDS framework has been updated and revised, thus enhancing future learning and assessment of the CanMEDS competencies. In addition, we would like to express our appreciation to those who volunteered their time to peer review the working groups’ reports. A special mention for their support goes to Dr. Michel Brazeau, Chief Executive Director, Dr. Nadia Mikhael, Director of the Office of Education, Dr. Jim Hickey, Director of Fellowship Affairs, Dr. Charles Weijer and other members of RCPSC Ethics and Equity Committee, as well as to Dr. Craig Campbell, Director of Professional Development.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada wishes to gratefully acknowledge the following individuals who made invaluable contributions to this project:

Advisory Working Group

  • Mona Jabbour, Pedatrics, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa (Co-Chair)
  • Jason R. Frank, CanMEDS, Office of Education, RCPSC, Ottawa (Co-Chair)
  • Pamela Catton, Radiation Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto
  • Alexandra Harrison, Postgraduate Medical Education, University of Calgary, Calgary
  • David McKnight, Dept. of Anesthesia, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto
  • Louise Samson, Dept. of Radiology, Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM), Montréal
  • John Seely, Palliative Care, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa
  • Linda Snell, Div. General Internal Medicine, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montréal
  • Susan Tallett, Div. of Medical Education, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
  • Sarita Verma, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University, Kingston

Medical Expert Working Group

  • David McKnight, Dept. of Anesthesia, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto (Chair) (Also Chair, RCPSC Ethics and Equity Committee)
  • Pat Croskerry, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Dartmouth General Hospital, Halifax
  • Mark Goldzmidt, Dept. of Medicine, London Health Sciences Centre, London
  • Helen MacRae, Dept. of Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto
  • Joseph Mikhael, Internal Medicine/Hematology, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto
  • Jeff Turnbull, Dept. of Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa

Communicator Working Group

  • Pamela Catton, Radiation Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto (Chair)
  • Maria Bachus, University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto
  • Gary Cole, Educational Research & Development Unit, Office of Education, RCPSC, Ottawa
  • Lara Cooke, Neurology, University of Calgary, Calgary
  • Suzanne Kurtz, Faculties of Education and Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary
  • Toni Laidlaw, Div. of Medical Education, Dalhousie University, Halifax
  • Anne-Marie MacLellan, Pediatrics, Montréal Children’s Hospital, Montréal
  • Andrew Seely, Thoracic Surgery and Critical Care, University of Ottawa, Ottawa

Collaborator Working Group

  • Louise Samson, Dept. of Radiology, Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, (Chair)
  • Sherry Espin, UHN & Wilson Centre for Research in Education, University of Toronto, Toronto
  • Ivy Oandasan, Dept. of Family & Community Medicine, University Health Network, Toronto
  • Bartolomie Pleszewski, Dept. of Radiology, Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, Montréal
  • Arthur Rothman, Dept. of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto
  • John Seely, Palliative Care, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa
  • Yvonne Steinert, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montréal
  • Wayne Weston, Byron Family Medical Centre, London

Manager Working Group

  • Alexandra Harrison, Postgraduate Medical Education, University of Calgary, Calgary (Chair)
  • Dale Dauphinee, Medical Council of Canada, Ottawa
  • Des Leddin, Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology,Victoria General Hospital, Halifax
  • Susan Lieff, Dept. of Psychiatry, Baycrest Hospital, North York
  • Saleem Razack, Pediatric Resident, McGill University, Montréal
  • Neil Sweezey, Lung Biology Research, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
  • Eric Webber, General Surgery/Pediatrics Surgery, British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital,Vancouver

Health Advocate Working Group

  • Sarita Verma, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University, Kingston (Chair)
  • Glen Bandiera, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto
  • Leslie Buckley, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto
  • Connie Côté, Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada, Ottawa
  • Leslie Flynn, Dept. of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Medical Education, Queen’s University, Kingston
  • Ken Harris, Dept. of Vascular Surgery, London Health Sciences Centre, London
  • Ivy Oandasan, Dept. of Family & Community Medicine, University Health Network, Toronto
  • Denyse Richardson, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Toronto Rehabilitation Centre, Toronto

Scholar Working Group

  • Susan Tallett, Div. of Medical Education, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto (Chair)
  • Lisa Calder, Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa
  • Craig Campbell, Office of Professional Development, RCPSC, Ottawa
  • Marcel D’Eon, Educational Support & Development, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
  • Erin Keely, Dept. of Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa
  • Margaret Kennedy, Educational Standards Unit, Office of Education, RCPSC, Ottawa
  • Gilles Hudon, Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec, Montréal
  • Jay Rosenfield, Pediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

Professional Working Group

  • Linda Snell, Div. General Internal Medicine, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montréal (Chair)
  • Michel Brazeau, Chief Executive Officer, RCPSC, Ottawa
  • Keith Brownell, Dept. of Clinical Neurosciences, Foothills Hospital, Calgary
  • Pierrette Léonard, Public Affairs, RCPSC, Ottawa
  • Bryan Magwood, Pediatrics, Brodie Centre, University of Manitoba,Winnipeg
  • Merril Pauls, Dept. of Bioethics, Dalhousie University, Halifax
  • William Pope, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba,Winnipeg
  • Monica Penner, Dept. of Anesthesia, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton
  • Derek Puddester, Mental Health Patient Services, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa
  • Adrian Robertson, Emergency Medicine, Thunder Bay

Editing Team

  • Jason R. Frank, CanMEDS, Office of Education, RCPSC, Ottawa
  • Ginette D. Bourgeois, CanMEDS, Office of Education, RCPSC, Ottawa
  • Danielle Fréchette, Policy Development, RCPSC, Ottawa
  • Mona Jabbour, Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa
  • Meridith Marks, Dept. of Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa
  • Nadine Valk, Policy, Office of Education, RCPSC, Ottawa

CanMEDS Team, RCPSC

  • Jason R. Frank, CanMEDS, Office of Education, RCPSC, Ottawa
  • Ginette D. Bourgeois, CanMEDS, Office of Education, RCPSC, Ottawa
  • Aubrie McGibbon, CanMEDS, Office of Education, RCPSC, Ottawa