“Intrinsic Roles” rather than “armour”: renaming the “non-medical expert roles” of the CanMEDS framework to match their intent

@article{Sherbino2011IntrinsicRR,
  title={“Intrinsic Roles” rather than “armour”: renaming the “non-medical expert roles” of the CanMEDS framework to match their intent},
  author={J. Sherbino and J. Frank and L. Flynn and L. Snell},
  journal={Advances in Health Sciences Education},
  year={2011},
  volume={16},
  pages={695-697}
}
We read with interest the e-publication by Whitehead et al. (2011) that argues that the CanMEDS framework is organized in a defensive fashion with the central Medical Expert Role ‘‘armoured’’ by the other Roles (Communicator, Collaborator, Manager, Health Advocate, Scholar, and Professional). We believe this is a significant misinterpretation of the constructs underlying one of the world’s most widely used competency frameworks, particularly as one of the authors (BH) contributed to its… Expand
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