Developmental or training benchmarks are a useful tool in tracking resident progress throughout residency training. Benchmarks lay out a timeline, typically at 6-month intervals (6, 12, 18 and 24 months), and identify specific skills, by CanMEDS-FM domain, that a resident is expected to have achieved by that point.
Benchmarks are a useful tool for preceptors and academic advisors to evaluate resident progress through their training. Similarly, residents can use benchmarks to guide self-reflection on their progress.
Helpful benchmarks have been created by family medicine departments at UBC, McGill University and Université Laval (among others). These are linked below.
Also included below are “Program Expectations” published yearly by UBC Family Practice. This document overviews the criteria that a resident must meet for successful completion of the Family Medicine Residency Program. Your site director team will review this document in making decisions regarding resident promotion to R2 as well as graduation from the program.