Adult Gastroenterology Training Program


Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons: Goals & Objectives for Training


As Managers, Gastroenterologists are integral participants in health care organizations, organizing sustainable practices, making decisions about allocating resources, and contributing to the effectiveness of the health care system.

Key and Enabling Competencies: Gastroenterologists are able to…

1. Participate in activities that contribute to the effectiveness of their health care organizations and systems
1.1. Work collaboratively with others in their organizations
1.1.1. Organize junior trainees to maximize clinical care and educational opportunities
1.2. Participate in systemic quality process evaluation and improvement, such as patient safety initiatives
1.2.1. Describe the principles behind the operation of a safe and effective endoscopy unit including infection control and sedation
1.3. Describe the structure and function of the health care system as it relates to Gastroenterology, including the roles of physicians
1.4. Describe principles of health care financing, including physician remuneration, budgeting and organizational funding

2. Manage their practice and career effectively
2.1. Set priorities and manage time to balance patient care, practice requirements, outside activities and personal life
2.2. Manage a practice including finances and human resources
2.3. Implement processes to ensure personal practice improvement
2.4. Employ information technology appropriately for patient care

3. Allocate finite health care resources appropriately
3.1. Recognize the importance of just allocation of health care resources, balancing effectiveness, efficiency and access with optimal patient care
3.2. Apply evidence and management processes for cost-appropriate care

4. Serve in administration and leadership roles
4.1. Chair or participate effectively in committees and meetings including but not limited to endoscopy administration
4.2. Lead or implement change in health care
4.3. Plan relevant elements of health care delivery