The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) has released the new Residency Training Profile for Family Medicine and Enhanced Skills Programs Leading to Certificates of Added Competence (Residency Training Profile). This document defines the broad scope of training required to prepare family physicians to meet the evolving health care needs of patients and communities in Canada.

The Residency Training Profile is based on the Family Medicine Professional Profile, which the CFPC published in 2018 to describe family physicians’ collective commitment to providing accessible, continuous, and comprehensive patient-centred care.

The Residency Training Profile arises from the CFPC Outcomes of Training Project, which is a full-scale reflection on family medicine residency training. It was developed through extensive consultations with family physicians from many different practice contexts.

In fall 2021, the CFPC will release a full project report and a set of recommendations that will outline a plan to implement the Residency Training Profile; address educational gaps and trends; and enhance the ability to evaluate and improve training on an ongoing basis.

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