Preparing residents for family practice: role of an integrated “Triple C” curriculum

Authors

  • Joseph Lee Centre for Family Medicine McMaster University
  • Colleen McMillian Centre for Family Medicine University of Waterloo
  • Loretta Hillier St. Joseph's Health Care, London
  • Glenda O'Brien Centre for Family Medicine McMaster University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36834/cmej.36618

Keywords:

Medical education, competency-based curriculum, interprofessional practice

Abstract

Background: There is limited understanding of the impact of Triple C competency-based curriculums on the preparation of residents for family practice. This paper describes a competency-based curriculum within an integrated longitudinal block design and presents preliminary evaluation data on the impact of this curriculum on preparedness for family practice.

Methods: First and second year family medicine residents were surveyed as a component of a year-end program evaluation to assess the extent to which the residency program is preparing them to engage in a variety of practice domains, the likelihood that they would engage in these domains, and the extent to which this residency program is comprehensive, relevant to their development as a family physician, and promotes interprofessional practice.

Results: Residents perceived themselves as prepared to engage in most practice areas and their intentions to engage in various practice domains were positively correlated to their ratings of preparedness. Ratings reflected that residents perceived this program as comprehensive and relevant to their development as a family physician and they perceived a high degree of encouragement for interprofessional practice.

Conclusions: This study provides some preliminary evidence that an integrated competency-based curriculum, with an emphasis on interprofessional practice has the potential to effectively prepare residents for practice in family medicine.

 

Author Biographies

Joseph Lee, Centre for Family Medicine McMaster University

Chair and Lead Physician, Centre of Family Medicine

Adjunct Professor, Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University

 

Colleen McMillian, Centre for Family Medicine University of Waterloo

Lead Social Worker, Centre for Family Medicine Family Health Team

Assistant Professor, Renison College, University of Waterloo,

Loretta Hillier, St. Joseph's Health Care, London

Research Associate, Specialized Geriatric Services, St. Joseph's Health Care London, and the Aging, Rehabilitation and Geriatric Care Research Centre of the Lawson Health Research Institute

Glenda O'Brien, Centre for Family Medicine McMaster University

Family Medicine Site Program Assistant, Kitchener-Waterloo and Area

Interprofessional Education Coordinator, Centre for Family Medicine

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Published

2013-03-31

How to Cite

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Lee J, McMillian C, Hillier L, O’Brien G. Preparing residents for family practice: role of an integrated “Triple C” curriculum. Can. Med. Ed. J [Internet]. 2013Mar.31 [cited 2021Oct.27];4(1):e75-e80. Available from: https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/cmej/article/view/36618

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Brief Reports