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Residency Articles by Topic: Teaching and Assessing ACGME Core Competencies

NAS webinars for coordinators

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 42, October 25, 2013

    The ACGME has created webinars to help program coordinators navigate the Next Accreditation System...

Finding common ground for healthcare competencies

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 27, July 12, 2013

    There are more than 150 lists of competencies for healthcare professionals, but no common language...

GME leaders to decide on single accreditation system soon

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 27, July 12, 2013

    Discussions about a single accreditation system for GME have been underway since October 2012, when...

Tip of the week: What to do after the graduation party's over

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 22, May 31, 2013

    Graduation is rewarding for both the residents and the program coordinator. It is gratifying to see...

Tip of the week: Analyze rotation schedules to balance service and education

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 16, April 19, 2013

    One of the biggest scheduling struggles facing program directors is the service versus education...

Support resident education and ACGME compliance

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 15, April 12, 2013

    Residency program coordinators need to stay up-to-date on the latest ACGME standards, support...

Tip of the week: Use a portfolio to assess residents' care

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 42, November 20, 2012

    The resident portfolio may be a repository for the written results of resident work efforts, such...

Young video gamers could offer insights into the future of surgical training

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 42, November 20, 2012

    Avid high school and college video gamers performed as well or better than resident physicians in...

News and briefs: ACGME announces Emergency Medicine milestones in NAS

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 40, October 30, 2012

    The first set of milestones to reach completion for the Next Accreditation System (NAS) is in...

News and briefs: GME accreditation unites

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 40, October 30, 2012

    The ACGME, AOA, and AACOM announced their intentions to move forward with plans to merge into a...

News and briefs: 'Robo mannequins' helping Nevada-based residents

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 38, October 16, 2012

    Talking mannequins equipped with the latest pieces of simulation technology are the...

News and briefs: New York neurosurgery residents first to use brain simulator

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 37, October 9, 2012

    Residents at Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s Department of Neurosurgery are the...

News and briefs: ACGME extending international reach

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 37, October 9, 2012

    ACGME-International is commencing the second phase of its initiative to expand ACGME...

News and briefs: One-third of surgical residents require remediation

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 37, October 2, 2012

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News and briefs: Management solutions website boasts NAS know-how

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 34, September 11, 2012

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News and briefs: Dean aims to add 'Do no financial harm' to Hippocratic Oath

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 33, September 3, 2012

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Coordinator boot camps: Los Angeles seats diminishing

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 29, August 7, 2012

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News and briefs: UCLA neurosurgery creates mobile library for residents

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 27, July 24, 2012

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Featured blog post: Common Program Requirements to get facelift for NAS

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 16, April 24, 2012

    The ACGME released new details about the establishing of categories within the Common Program...

Tip of the week: List examples of unacceptable behavior in the resident manual

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 10, March 13, 2012

    Most residents, program directors, coordinators and faculty know what constitutes unprofessional...

Featured blog post: Live from Orlando

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 9, March 6, 2012

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Featured blog post: ACGME announces major changes to accreditation

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 8, February 28, 2012

    The world of GME is feeling a seismic shift this week after the ACGME unveiled plans for major...

News and briefs: ACGME Board reviewing professionalism competency

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 8, February 28, 2012

    The ACGME Board of Directors is asking the ACGME to take an active role in spearheading an effort...

Tip of the week: Chart stimulated recall improves medical knowledge

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 3, January 24, 2012

    Residents are given a number of different exams to increase their medical knowledge – one of...

News and briefs: Report focuses more attention on social/behavioral sciences in medical education

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 2, January 17, 2012

    A new AAMC report stresses the importance of medical education focusing on the impact of lifestyle...

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

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 46, November 29, 2011

    A program geared toward training clinical instructors on how to teach the ACGME six core...

Tip of the week: Strategy for teaching medical knowledge

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 35, September 6, 2011

    ink instruction in the medical interview and physical exams to clinical cases. When preclinical...

Ask the expert: What should resident portfolios include?

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 30, July 26, 2011

    he ACGME requires residents to have a portfolio, but offers few guidelines on what the portfolio...

Ask the expert: How can faculty teach interpersonal and communication skills?

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 26, July 5, 2011

    Ideally, your faculty members should teach good interpersonal and communication skills based on...

Tip of the week: Tips for providing better supervision

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 24, June 21, 2011

    The following tips will help faculty members become better at providing supervision and also...

Tip of the week: Integrate practice-based learning and improvement into your curriculum

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 22, June 7, 2011

    The literature on teaching methods for practice-based learning and improvement (PBLI) is growing...

Tip of the week: Encourage residents to self reflect

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 20, May 24, 2011

    In the developmental approach to learning, teaching ceases to consist of teacher-selected lessons...

Ask the expert: What are the most commonly used reports available via the ACGME Case Log System?

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 20, May 24, 2011

    The ACGME Case Log System includes several reports that present procedural data in different...

Medical school introduces improv into its curriculum

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 14, April 12, 2011

    Learning how to be a physician is no laughing matter—until now. The Medical Humanities and...

Ask the expert: How can an educators and leaders foster professionalism within their institutions?

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 9, March 8, 2011

    To be effective, institution leaders and educators should design programs for systematic...

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

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 8, March 1, 2011

    Researchers and Bridgeport Hospital/Yale University found that graduates of foreign and U.S...

Tip of the week: Pick a journal club format that best meets your goals

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 7, February 22, 2011

    Many programs have not established goals for their journal clubs. Having clear goals and learning...

Coat sleeve length makes no difference on bacteria growth

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 7, February 15, 2011

    A new study conducted finds that long-sleeved coats do not spread MRSA and other bacteria as some...

Survey identifies important principles of evidence-based medicine

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 5, February 1, 2011

    Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is a part of the practice-based learning and improvement core...

Ask the expert: What does the term ’’hidden curriculum mean’’?

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 4, January 25, 2011

    A core definition of the hidden curriculum is rooted in the distinction between the formal...

Electronic health records allow trainees to follow patients? care

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 1, January 4, 2011

    After a patient leaves the hospital, residents and fellows typically do not see the outcome of...

Ask the expert: How can we protect the anonymity of those who complete 360-degree evaluations of the residents?

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 51, December 28, 2010

    Maintaining rater anonymity is critical to the success of your 360-degree evaluations. If raters...

Duty hours don't affect patient outcomes

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 46, November 23, 2010

    More than seven years after the ACGME implemented duty hour limits in July 2003, the medical...

Ask the expert: What are the subcompetencies of practice-based learning and improvement?

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 43, November 2, 2010

    There are six task areas of PBLI competence. These tasks are loosely tied together within this new...

Survey says games can be used as a teaching tool

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 42, October 26, 2010

    Many residency programs include various educational games in their teaching toolboxes. Researchers...

Training for central line catheterization to reduce infections

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 42, October 26, 2010

    Catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) are likely preventable if healthcare providers...

When answering PIF questions about how interpersonal and communication skills are taught, what should program directors and coordinators consider?

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 41, October 19, 2010

    Consider asking yourself the following questions when writing answers on the PIF about the...

ABMS and ACGME focus on a procedural skills competency

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 40, October 12, 2010

    The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and the ACGME announced an increased focus on...

iPhone app makes tracking hand hygiene compliance easier

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 39, September 28, 2010

    For those of you with iPhones in the medical setting, a new app will streamline hand hygiene...

Chief resident clinics pave the way for autonomous practice

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 37, September 14, 2010

    With new resident supervision standards on the horizon, residency programs are looking for...

Tip of the week: Tips for teaching the interpersonal skills and communication competency

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 36, September 7, 2010

    The following five tips provide guidance on how to teach the interpersonal skills and communication...

Medical students and nurses partner in new program to enhance patient care

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 35, August 31, 2010

    We know that interdisciplinary care is in patients' best interests. We also know it can be...

Tip of the week: Teaching strategies for patient care

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 32, August 2, 2010

    When developing your curriculum, you will find more than adequate opportunity for not only...

'July effect' true

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 31, August 2, 2010

    The urban legend of the “July effect” could be true, in which medical errors spike...

39% residents not trained to discuss end-of-life care

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 31, August 2, 2010

    Thirty nine percent of residents report that they are not adequately trained in discussing the...

Make the redundant rewarding for residents

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 8, August 1, 2010

    Although your new residents may currently be excited to take on any task, no matter how mundane...

Ask the expert: What steps can GME leaders take to teach professionalism?

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 30, July 27, 2010

    Many believe that organizational change is a prerequisite to improving professionalism education...

Computerized sign-out system may be one answer for limited duty hours

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 29, July 20, 2010

    Researchers at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle implemented an electronic rounding and...

Ask the expert: How can attending physicians provide better supervision for residents?

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 28, July 13, 2010

    The following tips will help faculty members provide better supervision and eliminate many of the...

How to get (and keep) residents engaged in journal club

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 7, July 1, 2010

    Journal clubs are a tried-and-true method for teaching residents, and they are part of most...

Strategies for residents and attending physicians to enhance supervision

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 7, July 1, 2010

    Although the amount of hours residents work is getting a lot of media attention, the ACGME has made...

Residency Program Alert, July 2010

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 7, July 1, 2010

    Inside: Strategies for residents  and attending physicians  to enhance...

Tip of the week: Use the medical interview to build residents’ knowledge

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 26, June 29, 2010

    There several teaching strategies medical educators can utilize to enhance medical knowledge. One...

Ask the expert: Which learning activities should we develop goals and objectives for?

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 25, June 22, 2010

    The ACGME requires programs to disseminate to the residents and faculty members a competency-based...

Ask the expert: What is the ’hidden curriculum’?

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 23, June 8, 2010

    We can divide the learning environment of a medical school or residency program into three distinct...

Creating a handoff curriculum

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 22, June 1, 2010

    Few resources exist to guide faculty members how to teach residents to give effective handoffs...

A comparison of resident performance based on sex

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 22, June 1, 2010

    Researchers from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Minnesota compared the...

Put residents at the center of patient safety with Housestaff Quality Councils

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 6, June 1, 2010

    Quality and patient safety are at the center of healthcare reform, regulatory requirements...

Book excerpt: A Practical Guide to Teaching and Assessing the ACGME Core Competencies, Second Edition

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 6, June 1, 2010

    Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Chapter 1: Interpersonal and Communication...

Ask the expert: What are the elements of the practice-based learning and improvement (PBLI) competency?

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 21, May 25, 2010

    There are six task areas of PBLI competence. They are the following.

Many residency applicants are unaware of the core competencies

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 18, May 4, 2010

    A significant number of medical students have no knowledge of the core competencies prior to...

Residency Program Alert May 2010

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 5, May 1, 2010

    The May issue of Residency Program Alert provides program directors and coordinators with...

Prepare residents for the real world with practice management training

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 5, May 1, 2010

    With graduation right around the corner, program directors and faculty members may reflect on a job...

A two-minute tool to facilitate faculty feedback to residents

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 5, May 1, 2010

    Feedback is at the heart of education. Learners don’t know what they’ve done right or...

Tip of the week: Sucessfully describe your assessment system on the PIF

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 17, April 27, 2010

    Every PIF asks for a description of the program's assessment system.

Ask the expert: What items should a program’s education committee review?

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 17, April 27, 2010

    Your program's educational committee should meet regularly and assess the educational experience of...

Residency Program Alert April 2010

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 4, April 1, 2010

    The April issue of Residency Program Alert provides program directors and coordinators with the...

Interns' handoff communication often falls short, study says

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 12, March 23, 2010

    The psychology of miscommunication may be at the heart of why first-year residents’ handoffs...

Residency Program Alert March 2010

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 3, March 1, 2010

    The March issue of Residency Program Alert provides program directors and coordinators with...

Incentive program helps eliminate ’copy and paste’ method in patient charts

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 8, February 23, 2010

    Although residents see it as a time saver, copying and pasting information in electronic medical...

Residents can learn PBLI via videoconferencing, study says

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 6, February 9, 2010

    Videoconferencing is a practical and effective way for residents and fellows in rural areas to...

Residency Program Alert February 2010

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 2, February 1, 2010

    The February issue of RPA provides program directors and faculty with a framework for helping...

The relative ranking model explained

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 2, February 1, 2010

    If you took the time last month to make New Year’s resolutions, you know how difficult it is...

Create a toolbox for teaching and assessing handoffs

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 2, February 1, 2010

    Consult this guide to develop a comprehensive handoff curriculum.

Residency Program Alert, January 2010

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 1, January 1, 2010

    The January issue of RPA provides 10 best practices for handoffs that program directors and faculty...

Ask the expert: What resources are available for teaching residents about cultural competency?

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 47, December 8, 2009

    There are several resources available online to provide guidance and training on cultural...

Residency Program Alert, December 2009

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 12, December 1, 2009

    The December issue gives program directors and GME leaders a step-by-step guide for developing a...

Residency Program Alert, November 2009

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 11, November 1, 2009

    The November issue gives GME leaders a step-by-step guide for building a robust faculty development...

Ask the expert: How can we assess the effectiveness of our evaluations?

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 41, October 27, 2009

    Assessing the effectiveness of your evaluation tools is a critical part of the education process.

Theater techniques teach residents interpersonal communication

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 40, October 20, 2009

    Although residency programs have been the inspiration for several TV shows, there are few instances...

Bring abstract ethical concepts to life through a multidimensional approach

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 10, October 1, 2009

    Changing healthcare laws and increasing cultural, religious, and political diversity mean that...

Residency Program Alert, October 2009

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 10, October 1, 2009

    In the October issue, we look at different approaches for teaching residents about ethics, best...

Ask the expert: What exactly does "practice-based learning and improvement" mean?

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 37, September 29, 2009

    To many, the ACGME core competency practice-based learning and improvement (PBLI) sounds like a...

Ask the expert: How can residency program directors and coordinators document resident participation in quality improvement activities?

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 33, September 1, 2009

    The common program information form (PIF) asks for examples of quality activities in which...

Tip of the week: Core competency retreats

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 31, August 18, 2009

    The ACGME’s six core competencies have become the heart of resident training. Consider a...

From the news desk: Milestones: The next step for competency-based education

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 7, July 1, 2009

    Get the inside scoop about the milestones initiative

Residency Program Alert, July 2009

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 7, July 1, 2009

    In this issue, we look at a new cost analysis that digs into the $1.6 billion the IOM estimates new...

Free orientation resource available on Residency Manager Blog

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 22, June 16, 2009

    HCPro is proud to announce the publication of its latest residency resource, The Complete Residency...

Trainees, attending physicians disagree on important clinical procedures

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 22, June 9, 2009

    First-year residents and faculty members don’t see eye-to-eye when it comes to rating which...

New model for extended residency training in business management

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 14, April 14, 2009

    Duke University Medical School is one of the first to offer residents a training pathway focused on...

Check out MedEdPORTAL 2.0

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 14, April 14, 2009

    The Association of American Medical Colleges recently released MedEdPORTAL 2.0, a Web site offering...

Steps for setting up a 360-degree evaluation system

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 13, April 7, 2009

    When distributing 360-degree evaluations, keep the following points in mind:

Professionalism lectures that grab residents’ attention

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 4, April 1, 2009

    RPA profiles how two programs teach this complicated competency by thinking outside the box.

Gauge residents’ skills on day one

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 4, April 1, 2009

    Take a look at how one institution conducts OSCEs with new residents.

Residency Program Alert, April 2009

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 4, April 1, 2009

    In this issue, you will learn how to: develop an orientation OSCE so you know your new...

Trainees perform better on simulator exercise than attending physicians

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 12, March 31, 2009

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Measuring the reliability of evaluation tools

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 10, March 17, 2009

    A new study indicates there is no evidence that current measurement tools can reliably assess the...

Do patients know your name?

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 8, March 3, 2009

    Residents and faculty members put a lot of effort and time into caring for patients, but the...

Link core competencies to National Patient Safety Goals

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 3, March 1, 2009

    Consider tying the NPSGs into these four activities typically utilized to teach the core...

Residency Program Alert, March 2009

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 3, March 1, 2009

    In this issue, get tips for ensuring the success of your chief residents, putting together a...

Tip of the Week: Assess the end-of-rotation evaluation

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 7, February 24, 2009

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Tips to develop practice-based learning and improvement curriculum

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 6, February 10, 2009

    The ACGME requires graduate medical education programs to teach and assess the concept of...

Focused faculty development produces better teachers

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 5, February 3, 2009

    Training faculty on how to be more humanistic teachers and consequently, more humane physicians...

Reflection increases trainees' ability to meet rotation goals

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 3, January 20, 2009

    Educational sessions dedicated to reflection may help residents achieve rotation goals and...

Feature blog post: Tips for the semi-annual performance review

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 2, January 13, 2009

    It is the time of year for programs to conduct the semi-annual performance review of residents and...

Feature blog post: Encourage consistent and accurate reporting by faculty on evaluations

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 32, December 2, 2008

    The October and November issues of Residency Program Alert included articles explaining what...

Ask the expert: How can we teach professionalism in our program?

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 32, December 2, 2008

    Although professionalism is difficult to define, residency programs should teach residents the...