Triple C Competency-based Curriculum: Canada’s Family Medicine Curriculum
Check out On the Triple C! This 8-minute video passionately describes what Triple C is and what it intends to do for residents, teachers, family physicians, colleagues, and patients.
Triple C is a competency-based curriculum that is:
- Focused on continuity of education and patient care
- Centred in Family Medicine
A Triple C Competency-based Curriculum (Triple C) is a Family Medicine residency curriculum that provides the relevant learning contexts and strategies to enable residents to integrate competencies, while acquiring evidence to determine that a resident is ready to begin to practice in the specialty in Family Medicine.
The goal is to ensure that all Family Medicine residents develop professional competence to the level of a physician ready to begin practice in the specialty of Family Medicine.
This renewed curriculum enhances what is taught, how it is taught and how residents are assessed.
Triple C ensures all graduates are:
- Competent to provide comprehensive care in any Canadian community
- Prepared for the evolving needs of society
- Educated based upon the best available evidence on patient care and medical education
This curriculum addresses accountability, social responsibility, patient safety, and efficiencies in educational programming. It highlights the College’s vision of graduating sufficient numbers of Canadian family physicians who can provide comprehensive, continuing care within traditional family practices and within newer models of interprofessional practice.
Triple C builds upon our internationally recognized educational model offered by 17 university-based Family Medicine programs in Canada. Given the changing landscape in Canada and increasing attention to quality, accountability, and interprofessional patient-centred care, the CFPC is proactively recommending ways to ensure that our future family physicians are ready for the realities of tomorrow.
Triple C is endorsed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada in collaboration with the Section of Teachers Council and the Triple C Task Force.