Duties: As a Member of the Profession to the Public


Physicians should teach and learn. The profession, and its service to patients, can only be improved by taking a collaborative approach, participating in peer reviews, supporting each other, educating and mentoring each other, and participating in formal education—both within and outside of the profession.

When they are involved in teaching others, physicians should provide instruction in the context of the values set out above.

By teaching others—colleagues, students, other health professionals, their patients, and the community—physicians help ensure that high quality care will be provided to their individual patients and the public in general.

Relevant Policies, Publications and Resources

Professional Responsibilities in Postgraduate Medical Education

Professional Responsibilities in Undergraduate Medical Education

Changing Scope of Practice

Re-entering Practice

Guidelines for Supervision