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Table 2 Comparison of mean importance scores for family practice and specialty physicians

From: Determining the weighting and relative importance of CanMEDS roles and competencies

CanMEDS Role nMSDtP
Medical Expert Family Specialty 23 65 17.07 17.93 3.69 4.21 -.87 .38
Communicator Family Specialty 23 65 17.29 16.11 2.81 4.94 1.08 .28
Collaborator Family Specialty 23 63 15.04 14.40 3.81 5.16 .55 .59
Manager Family Specialty 22 63 12.52 12.79 4.35 4.79 -.24 .82
Health Advocate Family Specialty 22 62 12.30 11.08 3.95 4.90 .43 .67
Scholar Family Specialty 22 62 12.20 13.69 4.13 4.93 −1.27 .21
Professional Family Specialty 22 61 16.22 14.98 3.78 4.73 1.11 .27
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