Collaborating to Improve Care
For family medicine teachers and learners
The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) has developed resources—specifically for learners and for the clinical preceptor who teaches within and outside of the clinical setting—to support teaching and assessing the CanMEDS–Family Medicine Collaborator Role. These resources connect family medicine education frameworks, such as the Fundamental Teaching Activities and Evaluation Objectives.
In particular, TEAMS, a reflection tool used by learners and teachers, catalyzes ways of thinking collaboratively in family medicine.
Guides and tools
Action tool for teaching and assessing the Collaborator Role (pocket tool)
Reflection Tool for Teaching and Assessing the Collaborator Role
Collaborating to Improve Care: A Practical Guide for Family Medicine Teachers and Learners
These e-cards contain objectives and resources to implement teaching and learning opportunities. They help teachers, program directors, or learners to think and act more collaboratively to enhance patient care.
Teacher in the clinical setting
Handovers, transfers, or transitions in care
Preparing and reviewing referral/consultant letters
Participation in a team meeting/huddle
Continuous quality improvement projects
Teacher outside the clinical setting
More opportunities for learning and assessment