[Aims, educational and competence-based evaluation methods in the theoretical courses in the Danish medical specialist education].
ABSTRACT This observational study describes the implementation of the CanMEDS' framework of seven roles in theoretical courses in the Danish medical specialist education as well as it describes educational and competence-based evaluation methods. Based on the specialties' written objectives, we found that in 32% of the cases only the role as medical expert was addressed, and that in 92% of the cases at least one educational method besides traditional lectures was used. In 55% of specialties, different types of evaluation of competence were used. Implementation of all the seven roles of a doctor, the use of evidence-based learning and evaluation methods are still in progress.