Are U.S. medical school and foreign medical school graduates equally prepared in the core competencies?

Residency Program Insider, March 1, 2011

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Researchers and Bridgeport Hospital/Yale University found that graduates of foreign and U.S. medical schools may not be equally prepared to meet two of the ACGME core competencies.

Graduates of international and U.S. medical schools applying to an internal medicine residency program answered a questionnaire designed to evaluate their understanding of the ACGME’s six core competencies. Researchers then compared the answers.

The graduates answered similarly in four of the six competencies, but U.S. medical graduates more correctly answered questions about healthcare economics and practice-based learning and improvement more often than foreign trained physicians.

Read more in the January issue of Connecticut Medicine.

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