Adult Gastroenterology Training Program

Scholar

CANMEDs Physician Competency Framework

Definition
As Scholars, physicians demonstrate a lifelong commitment to reflective learning, as well as the creation, dissemination, application and translation of medical knowledge.  

Description
Physicians engage in a lifelong pursuit of mastering their domain of expertise.  As learners, they recognize the need to be continually learning and model this for others.  Through their scholarly activities, they contribute to the creation, dissemination, application and translation of medical knowledge.  As teachers, they facilitate the education of their students, patients, colleagues, and others. 

Key Competencies   Physicians are able to…

  1. Maintain and enhance professional activities through ongoing learning;
  2. Critically evaluate information and its sources, and apply this appropriately to practice decisions;
  3. Facilitate the learning of patients, families, students, residents, other health professionals, the public, and others, as appropriate;
  4. Contribute to the creation, dissemination, application, and translation of new medical knowledge and practices.

Enabling Competencies   Physicians are able to...

  1. Maintain and enhance professional activities through ongoing learning.
    1. Describe the principles of maintenance of competence
    2. Describe the principles and strategies for implementing a personal knowledge management system
    3. Recognize and reflect learning issues in practice
    4. Conduct a personal practice audit
    5. Pose an appropriate learning question
    6. Access and interpret the relevant evidence
    7. Integrate new learning into practice
    8. Evaluate the impact of any change in practice
    9. Document the learning process
  2. Critically evaluate medical information and its sources, and apply this appropriately to practice decisions
    1. Describe the principles of critical appraisal
    2. Critically appraise retrieved evidence in order to address a clinical question
    3. Integrate critical appraisal conclusions into clinical care
  3. Facilitate the learning of patients, families, students, residents, other health professionals, the public and others, as appropriate
    1. Describe principles of learning relevant to medical education
    2. Collaboratively identify the learning needs and desired learning outcomes of others
    3. Select effective teaching strategies and content to facilitate others’ learning
    4. Demonstrate an effective lecture or presentation
    5. Assess and reflect on a teaching encounter
    6. Provide effective feedback
    7. Describe the principles of ethics with respect to teaching
  4. Contribute to the development, dissemination, and translation of new knowledge and practices
    1. Describe the principles of research and scholarly inquiry
    2. Describe the principles of research ethics
    3. Pose a scholarly question
    4. Conduct a systematic search for evidence
    5. Select and apply appropriate methods to address the question
    6. Appropriately disseminate the findings of a study