7 Competency profile

The treatment of VSD requires the integration of knowledge, skills etc into a number of core competencies, which are summarized in the CanMEDS model. See also Part 3 (Module C).

Treatment of VSD emphasizes certain aspects more than others. This becomes visible in the VSD competency profile: 

  1. Medical expert
  2. Communicator
  3. Collaborator
  4. Manager
  5. Health advocate
  6. Scholar
  7. Professional.