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The CanMEDS scholar: the neglected competency in tomorrow's doctors

Authors Ologunde R, Di Salvo I, Khajuria A

Received 25 July 2014

Accepted for publication 30 July 2014

Published 13 October 2014 Volume 2014:5 Pages 383—384


Checked for plagiarism Yes

Editor who approved publication: Dr Md Anwarul Azim Majumder

Rele Ologunde,1 Ivana Di Salvo,2,3 Ankur Khajuria1

1Imperial College School of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, UK; 2Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy; 3International Federation of Medical Students' Associations, Ferney-Voltaire, France

In 1996, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada proposed a competency-based framework describing the core competencies of specialist physicians, one of which was a scholar.1 The UK General Medical Council has since provided advice on developing teachers and trainers in undergraduate medical education.2 However, guidance about how to most effectively incorporate this advice into the medical curriculum remains unclear.

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