The CanMEDS initiative: implementing an outcomes-based framework of physician competencies

  title={The CanMEDS initiative: implementing an outcomes-based framework of physician competencies},
  author={Jason R. Frank and Deborah Danoff},
  journal={Medical Teacher},
  pages={642 - 647}
  • J. Frank, D. Danoff
  • Published 1 January 2007
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • Medical Teacher
BACKGROUND Outcomes-based education in the health professions has emerged as a priority for curriculum planners striving to align with societal needs. [] Key Method A systematic implementation plan involved: the development of standards for curriculum and assessment, faculty development, educational research and resources, and outreach. LESSONS LEARNED Implementing this competency framework has resulted in successes, challenges, resistance to change, and a list of essential ingredients for outcomes-based…

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