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News and briefs: Instructors find refresher course on six core competencies useful

Residency Program Insider, November 29, 2011

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A program geared toward training clinical instructors on how to teach the ACGME six core competencies is effective, according to a study published in the online medical journal BMJ Open. The authors of the study created the training program to help clinical instructors teach and assess PGY1 residents’ knowledge of the six competencies. After the program, the 134 attendees answered survey questions about the program. According to the results, the program increased clinical instructors’ familiarity with various teaching and assessment skills, and they in turn applied those skills in their residency programs. The study’s authors noted that those who applied the skills the most worked in internal medicine departments, were young attending physicians, and had experience as PGY1 clinical instructors. To read more, click here.



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