ACGME Core Competencies

“Pimping”: Malignant or Not?

Editor’s Note: This post was previously published in Insights on Residency Training, which is hosted by the New England Journal of Medicine and NEJM Journal Watch. One of the most respected and skilled clinician-educators (and, of course, he is an Infectious Diseases specialist) at our institute came...
| January 5th, 2017| Learning| 2 Comments|

Exploring the ACGME Core Competencies: Interpersonal and Communication Skills (Part 6 of 7)

In 1999, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) designed a program to outline a series of core competencies that should be a part of all graduate level medical training programs. The ACGME Core Competencies became the foundation of all initial and continuing education curricula. As...
| December 22nd, 2016| Learning| 1 Comment|

Exploring the ACGME Core Competencies: Medical Knowledge (Part 5 of 7)

A consistent standard of care is imperative for quality healthcare to occur. It provides patients with a comfort level and sense of expectation for diagnosis and treatment. It also allows physicians to streamline their collaboration, being confident that all medical providers are subscribing to the same guidelines...
| November 18th, 2016| Learning| 0 Comments|

Exploring the ACGME Core Competencies: Systems-Based Practice (Part 4 of 7)

With an eye to creating medical educational and training programs that are relevant to a physician’s daily practice, in order to continuously improve medical training and health care, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) developed and recommended a set of skills that define a solid...
| October 27th, 2016| Learning| 2 Comments|

Exploring the ACGME Core Competencies: Patient Care and Procedural Skills (Part 3 of 7)

A set of six Core Competencies was established in 1999 by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the governing body for graduate level medical training programs. These standards set in place the foundation for the training and continuing education of every resident and practicing physician;...
| September 8th, 2016| Learning| 0 Comments|