Triple C Competency Based Curriculum

What is Canada's family medicine curriculum?

Triple C is a competency-based curriculum for family medicine residency training based on the CanMEDS-FM framework and the Evaluation Objectives in Family Medicine.

There are three components of Triple C:

  • Comprehensive education and patient care
  • Continuity of education and patient care
  • Centred in family medicine


Triple C ensures all graduates are:

  • Competent to provide comprehensive care in any Canadian community
  • Prepared for the evolving needs of society
  • Educated based upon the best available evidence on patient care and medical education

This curriculum addresses accountability, social responsibility, patient safety, and efficiencies in educational programming. It highlights the College’s vision of graduating sufficient numbers of Canadian family physicians who can provide comprehensive, continuing care within traditional family practices and within newer models of interprofessional practice.

Triple C builds upon our internationally recognized educational model offered by 17 university-based Family Medicine programs in Canada. Given the changing landscape in Canada and increasing attention to quality, accountability, and interprofessional patient-centred care, the CFPC is proactively recommending ways to ensure that our future family physicians are ready for the realities of tomorrow.

Triple C is endorsed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada in collaboration with the Section of Teachers Council and the Triple C Task Force.

Triple C AJ
Triple C Report 1
Evaluation Objectives
Scope of Training
UM CanMeds FM
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