Rapid, collaborative generation and review of COVID-19 pandemic-specific competencies for family medicine residency training

Authors

  • Eric Wooltorton University of Ottawa
  • Edward Seale University of Ottawa
  • Denice Lewis University of Ottawa
  • Kendall Noel University of Ottawa
  • Clare Liddy University of Ottawa
  • Gary Viner University of Ottawa
  • Lina Shoppoff University of Ottawa
  • Douglas Archibald University of Ottawa

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36834/cmej.70254

Abstract

Background: In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted competency-based medical education in Family Medicine programs across Canada. Faculty and residents identified a need for clear, relevant, and specific competencies to frame teaching, learning, supervision and feedback during the pandemic.

Methods: A rapid, iterative, educational quality improvement process was launched. Phase 1 involved experienced educators defining gaps in our program’s existing competency-database, reviewing emerging public health and regulatory guidelines, and drafting competencies. Phase 2 involved translation, member-checking, and anonymous feedback and editing of draft competencies by residents and other educational leaders. Phase 3 involved wider dissemination, collaborative editing and feedback from residents and faculty throughout the department.

Results: A total of 44 physicians including residents and faculty from multiple contexts provided detailed feedback, review, and editing of an ultimate list of 33 competencies organized by CanMEDS-FM roles. Broad agreement was obtained that the competencies form reasonable learning outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Conclusions: These competencies represent learning objectives reflecting the initial educational mindsets of a wide range of teachers and learners experiencing a global pandemic. The project illustrates a novel collaboration across educational portfolios as a rapid educational response to a public health crisis.

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Published

2020-07-29

How to Cite

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Wooltorton E, Seale E, Lewis D, Noel K, Liddy C, Viner G, Shoppoff L, Archibald D. Rapid, collaborative generation and review of COVID-19 pandemic-specific competencies for family medicine residency training . Can. Med. Ed. J [Internet]. 2020 Jul. 29 [cited 2024 May 29];11(5):e50-e55. Available from: https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/cmej/article/view/70254

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