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Table 1 Outcomes-focused accreditation dimensions in four national frameworks

From: Effective accreditation in postgraduate medical education: from process to outcomes and back

CanMEDS Roles [8] ACGME Competencies [9] Tomorrow’s Doctor [10] The Scottish Doctor [11]
Medical Expert Medical Knowledge Knowledge, skills and performance Basic, social and clinical sciences and underlying principles
Patient Care Clinical skills
Practical procedures
Patient investigation
Patient management
Decision-making skills and clinical reasoning and judgement
Communicator Interpersonal and Communication Skills Communication, partnership and teamwork Communication
Medical informatics
Collaborator Systems-Based Practice   The role of the doctor within the health service
Leader    
Scholar Practice-Based Learning and Improvement   Personal development
Health Advocate   Safety and quality Health promotion and disease prevention
Professional Professionalism Maintaining trust Attitudes, ethical understanding and legal responsibilities