Mission/Learning Objectives

To develop, deliver and evaluate a high quality educational program for the MD Program.


Our Graduates will approach their profession with a spirit of Discovery by:

  • Welcoming and adapting to the ever-changing nature of medicine
  • Appreciating the continuum of basic science and human wellness
  • Building a broad and unbiased foundation of medical knowledge
  • Maintaining openness to practice medicine and conduct broader academic work in urban hubs and in rural and Northern communities, in Canada and around the world

Our Graduates will embrace Scholarship by:

  • Pursuing academic excellence at every stage of their careers as clinicians, researchers, academics, and administrators
  • Appropriately applying medical research and innovation to patient care
  • Committing to the practice of lifelong learning as professionals
  • Committing to the lifelong maintenance of an evidence-based practice
  • Healing through knowledge and compassion and acting as educators for patients, allied health professionals, and one another

Our Graduates will lead and collaborate within their communities by:

  • Advocating for the health and safety needs of individual patients and collective populations
  • Communicating effectively with all health care professionals, including generalists, specialists, and allied professionals and those in related sectors
  • Exemplifying professionalism and sustaining a climate of respect in all aspects of their lives
  • Fostering an atmosphere of cultural safety for all patients and populations by practicing with open-mindedness and unconditional goodwilll.
  • Providing expert and compassionate medical care to diverse patient populations in Canada and beyond
  • In doing so, graduates of the Max Rady College of Medicine at the University of Manitoba will become exemplary physicians prepared to undertake the responsibilities entrusted to them


The Undergraduate Medical Education Learning Objectives were developed using the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada CanMEDS competency based framework (2005) and the CanMEDS-Family Medicine (FM) framework (2009).  Recommendations from the Future of Medical Education in Canada (FMEC): A Collective Vision for MD Education (2010) and First Nations, Inuit, Metis Health Core Competencies.  A curriculum framework for undergraduate medical education (AFMC 2009) were incorporated in this document.

Our learning objectives are organized around seven primary physician roles or areas of responsibility:

  1. Medical Expert
  2. Communicator
  3. Collaborator
  4. Manager
  5. Health Advocate
  6. Scholar
  7. Professional

The complete Learning Objectives document may be accessed at UGME Global Learning Objectives.