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Get the latest publications that explore aspects of the CanMEDS Framework and how to apply it in medical education.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Official is the official publisher of the CanMEDS resources. CanMEDS publications are only made available by the Royal College through the CanMEDS online store available here, and through the Royal College’s authorized retailers Amazon, Apple iBookstore and MyBookOrders.com. CanMEDS resources made available through other providers have not been authorized by the Royal College, are not official CanMEDS publications, and may be inaccurate or incomplete.

CanMEDS Physician Competency Framework

CanMEDS Physician Competency Framework

Describes the principal knowledge, skills and abilities of physicians oriented to optimal health and health care outcomes. The framework identifies the seven multi-faceted roles physicians will be called upon to play in their professional duties: Medical Expert, Communicator, Collaborator, Leader, Health Advocate, Scholar and Professional.

The updated CanMEDS 2015 Physician Competency Framework is the foundation project of the Royal College’s Competence by Design initiative. This edition of the framework further aligns with a competency-based approach to medical education. To achieve this, new competency milestones that can be applied in both residency and practice are being created for each existing CanMEDS Role.

Fellows and Resident Affiliates: $23
Guest: $30 (CAD)

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CanMEDS Physician Competency Framework

The CanMEDS Teaching and Assessment Tools Guide

A standalone, practical resource to support program directors as they implement CanMEDS 2015.

Fellows and Resident Affiliates: $50
Guest: $100 (CAD)

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CanMEDS Summary Cards

CanMEDS Summary Cards

A companion to the CanMEDS Teaching and Assessment Tools Guide, the CanMEDS Summary Cards include an overview of the key content associated with each CanMEDS Role. This information is found in a small, coil-bound set of cards designed to be used at-a-glance. Available in English only at this time.

Fellows and Resident Affiliates: $12
Guest: $15

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Teaching Quality Improvement in Residency Education

Teaching Quality Improvement in Residency Education

Written by Roger Wong, MD, FRCPC, this electronic publication outlines a curriculum to teach quality improvement to residents.

It covers topics such as setting learning objectives, assessing competencies, and curriculum evaluation from fundamentals to advanced quality improvement.

Fellows, Resident Affiliates and guests: Free

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The Time Management Guide

The Time Management Guide

Are you always late for meetings? Is your medical work never-ending? Do you have trouble “getting it all done”?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, The Time Management Guide is for you. This practical resource for enhancing physician capabilities helps busy physicians manage their time more efficiently and effectively.

Fellows and Resident Affiliates: $30
Guest: $60

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The Research Guide

The Research Guide: A Primer for Residents, Other Health Care Trainees, and Practitioners

A step-by-step guide for novice researchers and their supervisors. Written and reviewed by Canadian experts, this practical and accessible guide enables new and experienced researchers to effectively design a study, conduct the research and interpret the findings. Use as a stand-alone or modular curriculum.

Best seller – now an e-book! Buy now at the Apple iBookstore or Amazon.com.

Fellows and Resident Affiliates: $65
Guest: $130

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Collaborator Toolkit

Are you looking for great resources, ideas, templates in one easy to access resource? The Collaborator Toolkit is the first of a planned series produced by the Royal College. For busy, committed educators who need a practical resource to identify teaching and learning tools relevant to their needs. Full of ready-to-use and modifiable learning, teaching and assessment tools that simplify the integration of the Collaborator competencies into medical education. The toolkit is a book with electronic versions of modifiable learning, teaching and assessment tools also available.

Fellows and Resident Affiliates: $75
Guest: $150

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CanMEDS Educational Design

Educational Design: A CanMEDS Guide for the Health Professions

Educational Design: A CanMEDS Guide for the Health Professions provides the core theory and essential concepts to create or redesign education programs. How do I conduct a needs assessment? Which learning methods should I use? What are the key steps in faculty development? These are only some of the questions this how-to guide answers.

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Fellows and Resident Affiliates: $40
Guest: $80

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CanMEDS Educational Design

Program Directors Handbook

Program directors, the Royal College is delighted to present a new publication made specifically for you: The Royal College Program Directors Handbook: A Practical Guide for Leading an Exceptional Program. The handbook is available in English or French, in print or as an ebook.

Fellows and Resident Affiliates: $40
Guest: $60

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Situational  Awareness and Patient Safety: A learning package

Situational Awareness and Patient Safety: A learning package

An important addition to any patient safety curriculum. For physicians and physicians-in-training, this resource enhances the provision of safe and quality care in dynamic settings. Instructors and learners are provided with practical tools and approaches for training in situational awareness, enhancing patient safety and reducing risk in medical practice.

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Download the PPT for personal, educational and non-commercial use. If you intend to use this slide set, please contact us for permission.

Fellows and Resident Affiliates: $40
Guest: $80

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CanMEDS Physician Health Guide

CanMEDS Physician Health Guide

An introduction to the broad scope of issues that make up physician health, this is an easy-to-access resource for all physicians to pursue better physician health. With real-world situations and scenarios, this guide provides practical strategies for introducing, promoting and teaching physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Fellows and Resident Affiliates: $40
Guest: $80

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CanMEDS Assessment Tools Handbook

CanMEDS Assessment Tools Handbook

Are you a program director, rotation coordinator or front-line educator responsible for your assessment program? This searchable, practical reference provides quick, evidence-based options for assessing all of the CanMEDS Roles.

Fellows and Resident Affiliates: $30
Guest: $60

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CanMEDS Teaching Springboards: Emergency Medicine

CanMEDS Teaching Springboards: Emergency Medicine

A collection of teaching moments for the CanMEDS Roles, including trigger words, specifically designed for Emergency Medicine.

Fellows and Resident Affiliates: $15
Guest: $30

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