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Expectations of Clinical Teachers and Faculty Regarding Development of the CanMEDS-Family Medicine Competencies: Laval Developmental Benchmarks Scale for Family Medicine Residency Training.
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PMID:  25010235     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Background: The CanMEDS-Family Medicine (CanMEDS-FM) framework defines the expected terminal enabling competencies (EC) for family medicine (FM) residency training in Canada. However, benchmarks throughout the 2-year program are not yet defined. Purposes: This study aimed to identify expected time frames for achievement of the CanMEDS-FM competencies during FM residency training and create a developmental benchmarks scale for family medicine residency training. Methods: This 2011-2012 study followed a Delphi methodology. Selected faculty and clinical teachers identified, via questionnaire, the expected time of EC achievement from beginning of residency to one year in practice (0, 6, 12, […] 36 months). The 15-85th percentile intervals became the expected competency achievement interval. Content validity of the obtained benchmarks was assessed through a second Delphi round. Results: The 1st and 2nd rounds were completed by 33 and 27 respondents, respectively. A developmental benchmarks scale was designed after the 1st round to illustrate expectations regarding achievement of each EC. The 2nd round (content validation) led to minor adjustments (1.9 ± 2.7 months) of intervals for 44 of the 92 competencies, the others remaining unchanged. Conclusions: The Laval Developmental Benchmarks Scale for Family Medicine clarifies expectations regarding achievement of competencies throughout FM training. In a competency-based education system this now allows identification and management of outlying residents, both those excelling and needing remediation. Further research should focus on assessment of the scale reliability after pilot implementation in family medicine clinical teaching units at Laval University, and corroborate the established timeline in other sites.
Miriam Lacasse; Johanne Théorêt; Sylvie Tessier; Louise Arsenault
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Teaching and learning in medicine     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1532-8015     ISO Abbreviation:  Teach Learn Med     Publication Date:  2014  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-07-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8910884     Medline TA:  Teach Learn Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  244-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
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