Advances in Health Sciences Education

, Volume 16, Issue 5, pp 695–697 | Cite as

“Intrinsic Roles” rather than “armour”: renaming the “non-medical expert roles” of the CanMEDS framework to match their intent

  • Jonathan SherbinoEmail author
  • Jason R. Frank
  • Leslie Flynn
  • Linda Snell


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan Sherbino
    • 1
    • 2
    • 6
    Email author
  • Jason R. Frank
    • 1
    • 3
  • Leslie Flynn
    • 1
    • 4
  • Linda Snell
    • 1
    • 5
  1. 1.The Royal College of Physicians and SurgeonsOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Department of MedicineMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada
  3. 3.Department of Emergency MedicineUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada
  4. 4.Department of Psychiatry and Department of Family MedicineQueens UniversityKingstonCanada
  5. 5.Centre for Medical Education & Department of MedicineMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  6. 6.Division of Emergency MedicineMcMaster Clinic, Hamilton General HospitalHamiltonCanada

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