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What Is Competency-Based Medical Education?

What is Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME)? Think flexible, lifelong learning, with knowledge and/or skills assessed throughout a continuum of learning. In a competency-based educational program, you don’t just acquire knowledge and then spit it back at the time of a final exam. Instead, the method of assessment...
|June 15th, 2017|Learning|4 Comments|

What I Love About My Medical Students

Editor’s Note: This post was previously published in Insights on Residency Training, which is hosted by NEJM Journal Watch. We all start with medical school I still remember the day I got the welcome letter from my medical school. I was super excited and proud. My dreams...
|June 9th, 2017|Learning|1 Comment|

ACGME Duty Hours Not the Only Big Change in Requirements

Starting July 1, 2017, the ACGME duty hour requirements will be tweaked. Interns will be allowed to work a full 24-hour shift — up from 16 hours — followed by up to 4 hours for activities related to patient safety, education, and effective transitions. This follows their...
|May 25th, 2017|Learning|2 Comments|

Resident Wellness in Graduate Medical Education (GME)

Editor’s Note: This post was previously published in Insights on Residency Training, which is hosted by NEJM Journal Watch. Happy Endings Living in Orlando, one cannot escape Disney. Disney movies are a delight, because one subconsciously anticipates that the happy ending is going to make up for...
|May 11th, 2017|Residency|1 Comment|

Knowledge Check-In: ABIM MOC Changes Mean More Choices

Recently, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) announced a significant change in their requirements for maintenance of certification (MOC). This came in response to long-standing dissatisfaction expressed by MOC candidates. Feedback from physicians indicate they felt that requirements were confusing, irrelevant, and borderline punitive. They asked...
|April 27th, 2017|News|8 Comments|