Knowledge Guides

Knowledge Guides articulate the baseline level of knowledge that trainees need to acquire by the end of their training.

The Knowledge Guides provide detailed guidance to trainees on the important topics and concepts they need to understand in order to pass their assessments and become competent physicians.

The Guides are a basis for knowledge acquisition; they do not outline the range of experience expected of all Basic Trainees.

Knowledge Guides for Basic Trainees in Adult Internal Medicine (PDF 1.3MB)
Knowledge Guides for Basic Trainees in Paediatrics & Child Health (PDF 1MB)

How to browse related content

Some parts of the curriculum standards relate to content in other curriculum standards. For example, in the Key presentations and conditions section you can access links to related Entrustable Professional Activities and related Competencies. View the related content within each of the following domains by clicking the '+' symbol.

General Medicine

Adult Internal Medicine

Patients seen during general medicine rotations often present with undifferentiated illness, multiple comorbidities, and complex psychosocial needs. Trainees will see common presentations leading to diagnoses across multiple specialty areas.

The General Medicine Knowledge Guide captures the presentations and conditions trainees are most likely to encounter during general medicine rotations, and the approach required to assess and manage patients with these presentations and conditions. The more in-depth knowledge required to manage these conditions is contained within the relevant specialty knowledge guides.
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