The new Blueprint was developed based on evidence gathered through substantial, nation-wide research that included the following:
A national survey of health-care practitioners and the public to identify the relative importance of physician knowledge, skills, and behaviours at the following two key points in their career: upon entry into residency; and, upon entry into independent practice.
A report on the prevalent health conditions affecting Canadians and the health-care environment today.
A report on supervisors’ expectations vs. first-year residents’ perceptions of level of supervision for entrustable professional activities (EPAs).
A report on current issues in the assessment of physicians.
This research formed the basis for a draft Blueprint created by a pan-Canadian group of subject matter experts (SMEs).