The Canadian medical education system is arguably one of the best in the world, but on behalf of Canadians, the Royal College is working together with health care partners to monitor evolving patient care needs and adjust physician training to ensure physicians continue to deliver the best health care for all.
Through our work to date and with the work that is to come, the CanMEDS Project aims to solicit meaningful input from a wide and diversified breadth of interested parties to guide the next iteration of the CanMEDS framework.
Deadline: December 31, 2023
Who can participate?
- The public, patients, and family members of patients
- Physicians, learners, health care workers
- Canadian and international participants
All CanMEDS Project Consultations
|Established in 2021||CanMEDS Project National Advisory Board||The CanMEDS Project National Advisory Board provides advice on strategic direction and overall recommendations for the project.||About the Advisory Board|
|Completed in 2021||Emerging Concepts Survey||Respondents provided feedback regarding the strengths, weaknesses, and gaps of the current CanMEDS framework. Results from the survey were reviewed as part of a comprehensive environmental scan, and shared with the CanMEDS 2025 Expert Working Groups (EWGs).||See Emerging Concepts|
|Completed in 2021||Environmental Scan and Literature Review||Collection of relevant documents (e.g., reports, white papers, standards, competencies) to help the Steering Committee better understand new or under-represented topics relevant to the future of medical training.||CJEM Article|
|Completed in 2022||Creation of Expert Working Groups and ePanels||Self-identified and nominated individuals representing an interest or expertise in one or more CanMEDS Roles or one of six theme groups.||About EWGs and ePanels|
|Completed in 2023||Expert Working Group and ePanel Interim Reports||CanMEDS Project Foundational Report|
|Completed in 2023||CanMEDS Town Hall||Update||Open Call|
|Ongoing||Social media and email||The CanMEDS Project Steering Committee is encouraging interested parties to provide feedback through our various social media channels.|
|October 13 to December 31, 2023||Patient Engagement||Open Call for public feedback distributed through partner organizations and patient partner groups to solicit broad feedback on physician competencies.||Open Call|
|Upcoming 2024-25||Further consultations and creation of updated draft Framework|
|2026||Finalized framework and intended launch with resource support|
Launching the updated CanMEDS Framework
The official launch of the evolved CanMEDS Framework is expected in the fall of 2026. The rollout of the Royal College’s specialty specific objectives of training and other associated resources will continue for several years after the framework’s release and will include faculty development support from the Royal College.
Your input matters
We all have a stake in CanMEDS. Your input and support matters to us.
For more information visit the CanMEDS Project.
To let us know how we can improve or if you want to get involved in the CanMEDS Project, please contact us at: CanMEDSproject@RoyalCollege.ca.