CanMEDS: Better standards, better physicians, better care
CanMEDS is a framework that identifies and describes the abilities physicians require to effectively meet the health care needs of the people they serve. These abilities are grouped thematically under seven roles. A competent physician seamlessly integrates the competencies of all seven CanMEDS Roles.
The CanMEDS Roles
- Medical Expert (the integrating role)
- Health Advocate
The overarching goal of CanMEDS is to improve patient care. The CanMEDS model has been adapted around the world, both within and outside the health professions.
CanMEDS guides our core activities
The CanMEDS Framework has been integrated into the Royal College’s accreditation standards, specialty training documents, final in-training evaluations, exam blueprints and the Maintenance of Certification Program.
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- About CanMEDS
- Teaching and assessing CanMEDS Framework
- KeyLIME podcasts
- Clinician Educator Program
- CanMEDS an interactive experience
CanMEDS Diagram and Framework Request Form