Observable Behaviour Field Note
Assessing Competence in family medicine

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Theme: The physician knows his or her limits of clinical competence and seeks help appropriately.

Select up to  behaviours to include in one field note.

✓  Seeks opportunities to address limitations to improve knowledge and skills (electives/continuing education)

✓  Does not use the excuse of limited clinical competence to avoid challenging clinical problems

✗  Argues about deficiencies in clinical competence in spite of examples to illustrate concerns

✗  Ignores clinical problems to mask clinical limitations

✗  Refers cases even when he or she has the skills and resources to perform the tasks (does not take the time to do appropriate medical procedures)

✗  Does not initiate the management of complex/difficult problems when a patient presents— defers to an attending physician or a consultant

✗  Does not prepare adequately for a procedure

Other behaviour not listed

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Theme:
The physician knows his or her limits of clinical competence and seeks help appropriately.

Observed Behaviour:

Other:
Feedback given (what was done well / suggestions for improvement):
 

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