Family Medicine Professional Profile
The Family Medicine Professional Profile is a position statement that defines the discipline of family medicine, describes the scope of practice and training for family physicians, and highlights our philosophy of care.
WHY WAS IT DEVELOPED?
- Standard setting: To guide the development of educational standards with a clear description of the work of family physicians in keeping with a competency-based medical education (CBME) paradigm
- Social accountability: To describe the collective commitment of family physicians to the people of Canada. To articulate the contribution of generalists and generalism in family medicine, introducing the concept of community-adaptiveness
- Communication: To better inform others (partner organizations, policy-makers) about the role and scope of family physicians and to guide our messages to medical students about family medicine as a career
HOW WAS IT DEVELOPED?
An initial prototype was drafted based on consultations and definitions occurring as part of the development of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) Triple C Competency-based Curriculum. The prototype statement was further refined and revised using a deliberative and iterative process of consensus building with CFPC committees, broad consultation with the membership via survey, and targeted consultation with key internal and external stakeholders.