Professional development plays a key role in sustaining medical practice of the highest quality. Its holistic approach to learning supports a variety of disciplines, including practice management, evidence-based care, clinical education, managed care principles, and ethical decision making. A distinguishing factor between traditional learning and professional development is that the latter offers various learning formats, such as small groups and self-directed learning, and focuses on outcomes related to practice.
The CanMEDS Physician Competency Framework - Better standards, better physicians, better care
The Royal College works with an innovative framework for medical education called the CanMEDS framework of essential physician competencies. For more information on CanMEDS, click here.