Assessment in the new Triple-C Curriculum focuses on assessment for learning, rather than the traditional, assessment of learning. The system developed and implemented at the University of Calgary is solidly based in current medical education research and evidence. Those familiar with this literature will recognize ideas and tools situated coming out of international scholarship. For a complete list of references, please contact the program.
How to assess learning has been broadly addressed by others. The University of Calgary Department of Family Medicine has built upon work completed by colleagues at the University of Ottawa and summarized the system in a Calgary Learning Strategies Grid (PDF, 69KB).
The Learning Strategies Grid lists 20 ways in which skills dimensions and CanMEDS roles may be learned during Family Medicine Residency. The College of Family Physicians of Canada defines competence in Family Medicine in their Evaluation Objectives. The document, Examples of Resident Issues Related to Skill Dimensions (PDF, 218KB), provides examples helpful to learners and educators. Examples of issues related to:
- clinical reasoning (PDF)
- selectivity (PDF)
- communications skills (PDF)
- patient centred approach (PDF)
- professionalism (PDF)
- procedural skills (PDF)
- collaborator (PDF)
- manager (PDF)
- health advocate (PDF)
- scholar (PDF)
- critical thinking (PDF)
are provided and may be helpful to you.
See the Assessment Program Timelines for more detailed information.
Assessment Form Submission Guide
All assessment forms can be downloaded from the forms page..