9 WHAT IS “COMPETENCY”?“An observable ability of a health professional, integrating multiple components such as knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes. Since competencies are observable, they can be measured and assessed to ensure their acquisition.” Frank et al 2010 Medical Teacher
10 Competent Safe to begin independent practice, life‐long learners Razack, Richardson, Snell
11 "Competencies" are important observable knowledge, skills and attitudes.
22 Medical Expert: Definition As Medical Experts, physicians integrate all of the CanMEDS Roles, applying medical knowledge, clinical skills, and professional attitudes in their provision of patient centered care.Medical Expert is the central physician Role in the CanMEDS framework.
23 Medical Expert Key Elements Function effectively as consultants, integrating all of the CanMEDS Roles to provide optimal, ethical and patient-centered medical careEstablish and maintain clinical knowledge, skills and attitudesSeek appropriate consultation from other health professionals, recognizing the limits of their expertise
25 Communicator: Definition As Communicators, physicians effectively facilitate the doctor-patient relationship and the dynamic exchanges that occur before, during, and after the medical encounter.
26 Communicator: Key Competencies Develop rapport, trust and ethical therapeutic relationships with patients and familiesAccurately convey relevant information to patients and families, colleagues and other professional.
28 Collaborator: Definition As Collaborators, physicians effectively work within a healthcare team to achieve optimal patient care.This is increasingly important in a modern multiprofessional environment, where the goal of patient-centred care is widely shared.
29 Collaborator Key Elements Participate effectively and appropriately in an interprofessional healthcare teamEffectively work with other health professionals to prevent, negotiate, and resolve interprofessional conflict.
31 Manager: DefinitionAs Managers, physicians are integral participants in healthcare organizations, organizing sustainable practices, making decisions about allocating resources, and contributing to the effectiveness of the healthcare system.
32 Manager: Key Competencies Manage their practice and career effectivelyAllocate healthcare resources appropriatelyServe in administration and leadership roles, as appropriate.
40 Professional: Definition As Professionals, physicians are committed to the health and well-being of individuals and society through ethical practice, profession-led regulation, and high personal standards of behaviour.
41 Professional Key Competencies Demonstrate a commitment to patients, profession, and society through ethical practiceDemonstrate a commitment to patients, profession, and society through participation in profession-led regulationDemonstrate a commitment to physician health and sustainable practice.
43 ConclusionThe CanMEDS Physician Competency Framework describes the knowledge, skills and abilities that specialist physicians need for better patient outcomes.The framework is based on the seven roles that all physicians need to have: Medical Expert, Communicator, Collaborator, Manager, Health Advocate, Scholar, and Professional.