Observable Behaviour Field Note
Assessing Competence in family medicine

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Theme: Day-to-day behaviour reassures one that the physician is responsible, reliable, and trustworthy.

Select up to  behaviours to include in one field note.

✓  Comes to clinic when expected

✓  Answers pages when on call

✓  Notifies attending colleague if he or she is going away and has a maternity patient due or is following an in-patient

✓  Notifies others when away for illness or emergencies as soon as possible

✓  Sets up systems for follow-up of patients

✓  Does not lie

✗  Does not look up questions after specific requests

✗  Leaves early, arrives late, without advising

✗  Inappropriately double schedules activities

✗  Switches schedules to personal advantage

✗  Does not do patient rounds appropriately i.e., too infrequent, too cursory

✗  Is unavailable for clinical responsibilities for personal reasons, without consideration of the needs of the patient or team

✗  Allows chart completion to back up unreasonably

✗  Does not document lab results as normal or abnormal; does not document follow-up

✗  Does not do letters, summaries

✗  Cheats on exams or quizzes (e.g., ALSO, NRP)

✗  Goes into SOOs with foreknowledge of cases (i.e., cheats on exams)

✗  Does not check allergies or interactions when prescribing

✗  Fails to follow up in a timely fashion with patients when investigations are pending (e.g., a skin biopsy), or in potentially serious clinical situations (e.g., a depressed adolescent who does not show up for an appointment)

✗  Lies about prior experience with a procedure to get to do it

✗  Signs in for others when attendance is taken at academic events

✗  Plagiarizes on projects

Other behaviour not listed

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Day-to-day behaviour reassures one that the physician is responsible, reliable, and trustworthy.

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