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Table 1 Coverage of medical expert and non medical expert categories during academic half day classified by specialty/theme in a 3-year cycle of the formal curriculum map (2003 to 2006).

From: Real time curriculum map for internal medicine residency

Specialty Medical Expert Collaborator Communicator Professional Advocate Scholar Manager
Allergy and Immunology 5       
Biomedical Ethics     5    
Cardiology 22      6  
Critical Care 12       
Dermatology 8       
Endocrinology 21      3  
Evidence Based Medicine       18  
Gastroenterology 17      2  
General Internal Medicine 8    2   3 4
Geriatrics 7      1  
Hematology 20       
Infectious Diseases 17      2  
Maternal Fetal Medicine 9       
Medical Oncology 9       
Nephrology 18      2  
Neurology 15      1  
Quality Improvement        6
Respiratory 17      1  
Rheumatology 15      3  
Teaching Skills       4  
All specialties combined 220 0 0 7 0 46 10
  1. The numbers represent hours of coverage in the formal curriculum. The 7 roles (core competencies) are based on accreditation requirements defined by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (2).