Adult Gastroenterology Training Program


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



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

Key and Enabling Competencies: Gastroenterologists are able to…

1. Maintain and enhance professional activities through ongoing learning
1.1. Describe the principles of maintenance of competence
1.2. Describe the principles and strategies for implementing a personal knowledge management system
1.3. Recognize and reflect on learning issues in practice
1.4. Conduct a personal practice audit
1.5. Pose an appropriate learning question
1.6. Access and interpret the relevant evidence
1.7. Integrate new learning into practice
1.7.1. Demonstrate knowledge of new advances in the management of gastrointestinal disorders including but not limited to organ transplantation, therapeutic endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound and capsule endoscopy
1.8. Evaluate the impact of any change in practice
1.9. Document the learning process

2. Critically evaluate medical information and its sources, and apply this appropriately to practice decisions
2.1. Describe the principles of critical appraisal
2.2. Critically appraise retrieved evidence in order to address a clinical question
2.3. Integrate critical appraisal conclusions into clinical care
2.3.1. Describe and critically appraise recent landmark articles that impact current Gastroenterology practice

3. Facilitate the learning of patients, families, students, residents, other health professionals, the public and others
3.1. Describe principles of learning relevant to medical education
3.2. Identify collaboratively the learning needs and desired learning outcomes of others
3.3. Select effective teaching strategies and content to facilitate others’ learning
3.4. Demonstrate an effective lecture or presentation
3.5. Assess and reflect on a teaching encounter
3.6. Provide effective feedback
3.7. Describe the principles of ethics with respect to teaching

4. Contribute to the development, dissemination, and translation of new knowledge and practices
4.1. Describe the principles of research and scholarly inquiry
4.2. Describe the principles of research ethics
4.3. Pose a scholarly question
4.4. Conduct a systematic search for evidence
4.5. Select and apply appropriate methods to address the question
4.6. Disseminate the findings of a study