distributed MD Undergraduate Program admits and educates students who will
graduate with demonstrated competencies and behaviours that will equip them to
address the current and future health care needs of British Columbians. Our
program and goals are grounded in the values of the University of British
Columbia and its Faculty of Medicine and are aligned with the Liaison Committee
on Medical Education (LCME) accreditation standards.
Faculty of Medicine - MD Undergraduate Program Mission and Goals
the past ten years, various committees and working groups of the MD
Undergraduate Program have produced several documents addressing the
program's mission, goals, and objectives. The primary goal of this
document is to create one integrated and coherent publication. A
secondary goal is to fill in the few remaining gaps, as specified in the
LCME accreditation guidelines.
Publication plays two roles: (1) As a communication device for medical
school faculty, students, staff, administration and others outside the
school. It will provide a clear and transparent direction for the
program; and (2) As a framework to guide the ongoing program evaluation
MDUP Year Level Milestones and UBC Exit Competencies
Competencies are intended to be used to inform curriculum content
developers, course directors, instructors, and students of the skills,
knowledge, and attitudes expected of a graduating UBC medical student.
For curriculum developers, exit competencies are intended to be used as
part of competency-based education approach to help answer the
question: “What does a graduating medical student need to be able to do
to successfully perform as a post-graduate year 1 resident?”
Milestones are the indicator of step-wise
progression towards the achievement of a competency. The final
milestones in the UBC MD Undergraduate program are the Exit
Competencies. These are competencies which have been identified as
necessary to equip graduates for postgraduate medical/surgical training.
Roles By Category:
AAMC Medical Education Competency Reference Set
Physician Competency Reference Set (PCRS) is a list of common learner
expectations utilized in the training of physicians and other health
professionals. PCRS will serve as an aggregation tool that allows the
AAMC to collect and analyze data … about competency-based education and
the use of expectations (competencies, objectives, milestones, EPAs,
etc.) in medical education.