Milestones Template

This template organizes the information about Enabling Competencies and allows the information to be uploaded to Elentra.

Completing the Milestones Template

  • Parent(s): In the parent column you must indicate the full parent path for all milestones. This should include stage, EPA, role, key competency and enabling competency (e.g., C-C1-ME-ME1-ME1.1)

  • Code: Codes should be recorded in uppercase letters. The format for the milestone code is: Leaner Stage letter, followed by a space, CanMEDS Role letters, Key Competency number, followed by a period, Enabling Competency number, followed by a period, Milestone number.

    • Note that there should be no space between the CanMEDS Role letter and the Key Competency number.

    • Creating and confirming your Milestones codes takes patience. You'll likely notice that in some Royal College (RC) documents there is only a two digit milestone code. For the purposes of mapping your curriculum in Elentra, you must have three digit milestone codes. We recommend you add the third digit in the order the milestones appear in the RC documents you're using. Make sure you check for duplication as you go so that unique milestones have their own codes but different codes aren't applied to repeating milestones (within one stage). Using the data organization tools to reorder the milestone code columns and title columns can help you identify unneeded duplication.

    • You may also notice that the RC allows programs to use milestones coded from one stage in another stage (so you may see an F milestone in a C stage EPA). How programs and organizations handle this is ultimately up to them but we recommend that you align the milestone code with the stage that it is actually being assessed in/mapped to. For example, if it’s a “D” milestone being mapped to an F EPA, rename it as an “F” milestone. This is because you likely have a different expectation of performance on the milestone in a different stage, even if it’s the same task.

  • Name: Provide the text of the milestone as provided by the Royal College.

  • Description: Not required but complete with CanMEDS information as you wish.

  • Detailed Description: Not required.

  • Save your file as a CSV.

When coding the Milestones remember these required codes for the CanMEDS stages and roles:

Transition to Discipline: D Foundations of Discipline: F Core Discipline: C Transition to Practice: P Professional: PR Communicator: CM Collaborator: CL Scholar: SC Leader: LD Advocate: HA Medical Expert: ME

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