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Clinical competency committee composition

Residency Program Insider, September 22, 2017

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The clinical competency committee (CCC) is responsible for ensuring that medical educators are accountable to the public for graduating competent physicians. Competent physicians will provide safe, high-quality healthcare to patients and will maintain the standards of the healthcare system within which they practice.

The composition of the CCC—as imposed by the ACGME Common Program Requirements—must include at least three faculty members. The program director can serve on the CCC, but consideration should be given to the other duties of the program director. A chair should be appointed to oversee and conduct the meetings. Residents are not allowed to sit on the committee unless they have graduated from a core program, are appointed as faculty, and are eligible to sit for board certification. The chair or program director should solicit information from chief residents outside of the committee meetings to use in the evaluation process. The program administrator cannot be appointed to the committee but should be allowed to attend the meeting to assist with administrative functions. The chair or program director should solicit information from chief residents outside of the committee meetings to use in the evaluation process.
 



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