W1212: Teaching and Assessing the non-Medical Expert CanMEDS Competencies in Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
W1212: Teaching and Assessing the non-Medical Expert CanMEDS Competencies in Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Sat Jul 12, 2014  8:00 - 11:30 AM 
Studio G

Objectives:

At the end of the session, the participants will be able to:

  • Develop a framework of teaching activities for the implementation of the CanMEDS competencies in their programs.
  • Develop a framework of evaluation tools for assessing the CanMEDS competencies in their programs.
  • Implement new teaching activities to develop the non-medical expert roles in their program.
  • Implement easy-to-apply evaluation tools to assess the non-medical expert roles in their program.

Description:

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Royal College) developed the CanMEDS framework of competencies. The framework became a mandatory requirement for accreditation. The residency programs of the different disciplines were required to implement the CanMEDS framework within their institutions. The implementation process started with the development of CanMEDS-based learning objectives. The next steps of implementation will require fully competence-based training programs, in which teaching activities and evaluation tools should be mapped to the framework, and resident’s progression along the program will depend on the acquisition/demonstration of such competencies.

Most of the Royal College documents and support material were developed for the purely clinical disciplines, and the patient-doctor relationship is in the heart of the discussions around the non-medical expert roles. Hence the application of the CanMEDS framework to pathology and laboratory medicine became a challenge to most of the residency programs, which still struggle to meet the Royal College requirements with time-consuming in-house developed solutions. This workshop intends to address some of the issues common to laboratory medicine, providing tools for immediate application by medical educators, program directors, coordinators, rotation directors, and clinician teachers.