Skip to main content

Detailed Goals and Objectives in CanMEDS Format

The following is an outline of training objectives for the Queen’s CIP program formatted according to Royal College Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) CanMEDS competencies and roles. During the course of their training, CIP trainees are expected to show progression in these areas of knowledge, skills and attitudes. Before starting, and during the course of CIP training, trainees, supervisors and advisors are required to review these objectives and are encouraged to tailor them to fulfill individualized research training plans.

Clinician Investigator Competencies

Individual objectives of training will be developed for each resident relevant to each of the following overall competencies. At the completion of training, the resident will have acquired the following competencies and will function effectively as a:

Medical Research Expert 

Clinician Investigators are able to…
1. Function effectively as a clinician investigator, integrating all of the CanMEDS Roles to function as a clinician and to conduct
    ethical research
     1.1. Identify and appropriately respond to relevant ethical issues arising in research
     1.2. Demonstrate the ability to prioritize professional duties effectively when faced with multiple patient and research
2. Seek appropriate consultation from others as required, recognizing the limits of their own clinical research expertise
Clinician Investigators are able to…
1. Develop rapport, trust and ethical relationships with research participants, peers and other professionals
2. Convey relevant information and explanations accurately to research subjects, peers and other professionals, including but
    not limited to scientific presentations, grant proposals, publications and other communications
     2.1. Maintain clear, concise, accurate, and appropriate records of research 
Clinician Investigators are able to…
1. Participate effectively and appropriately in interprofessional research teams
2. Work effectively with others in research teams to prevent, negotiate and resolve interprofessional conflicts 
Clinician Investigators are able to…
1. Manage activities for research skill and career development effectively
2. Manage research project and resources appropriately, effectively and efficiently
3. Manage experimental data recording and result interpretation appropriately in research endeavours
4. Serve in administration and leadership roles, as appropriate to their research career
Health Advocate
Clinician Investigators are able to…
1. Participate in activities that demonstrate an ability to advocate for research programs, patients, communities and
    populations, as appropriate to improve the health of populations and the research enterprise
Clinician Investigators are able to…
1. Establish and maintain knowledge, skills and attitudes appropriate to their research practices, with a thorough
    understanding and appreciation of the components of proper scientific inquiry
2. Elicit and accurately synthesize relevant research information and perspectives from relevant sources
3. Evaluate information and its sources critically and apply this appropriately to research practices and decisions
4. Demonstrate proficient and appropriate use of research skills. Perform complete and appropriate assessments of research
    questions and problems, using effective experimental methodologies, study designs and analysis to address questions
5. Consult appropriately for feedback on knowledge and performance
6. Maintain and enhance professional activities through ongoing learning
7. Facilitate the learning of others about research, including patients, families, students, residents, other health and research
    professionals, the public and others, as appropriate
8. Contribute to the creation, dissemination, application and translation of new knowledge and practices
Clinician Investigators are able to…
1. Demonstrate a commitment to the profession, society, subjects and patients through ethical and honest research practices
2. Demonstrate commitment, honesty, integrity and compassion in research activities, including participation in profession-led
    regulation, peer-review activities, and the prevention of academic misconduct
3. Participate in ethical research, with appreciation for the importance of research to the social, economic and biologic factors
    that impact health
4. Demonstrate a commitment to clinician researcher health and sustainable practice

REVISED – Specialty Standards Review Committee – February 2015