Adult Gastroenterology Training Program

Goals & Objectives: Introduction

The goals and objectives of the GI Training Program are described at three levels:

  1. CANMEDS Physician Competency Framework
  2. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Goals and Objectives for Training in Adult Gastroenterology
  3. Goals and objectives of the Adult Gastroenterology Training Program at McMaster University
  4. Goals and objectives for Year 1 and Year 2 of training in adult gastroenterology
  5. Rotation-specific goals and objectives.
  6. Individualized goals and objectives.

Goals and objectives for training and certification in adult gastroenterology are established by Gastroenterology Subspecialty Training Committee of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and are common to all Canadian training programs. 

Goals and objectives specific to the McMaster University training program are listed separately to supplement but not replace those of the Royal College.

Rotation-specific objectives refine the general objectives to reflect the particular experiences offered by a given component of the Training Program.

Finally, to allow flexibility and to accommodate the specific needs of trainees, individualized training objectives are developed ad hoc at the beginning of each rotation once discussed with the preceptor and Site Coordinator.

First year trainees may not have objectives other than those listed in the general and rotation-specific objectives. Individual needs are more likely to be expressed in the second year.