ACGME releases competency-based medical education guidance

Residency Program Insider, September 23, 2020

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Recognizing the disruption the COVID-19 pandemic may have on the education GME programs are able to provide residents, the ACGME partnered with certifying boards to create recommendations for implementing competency-based medical education (CBME) to ensure the clinical competence of residents and fellows.

Among the recommendations for CBME during COVID-19 are examples of a minimal set of resident/fellow assessment methods that address all six core competencies and all pertinent subcompetencies for the specialty. For example, for medical knowledge, competency-based assessment options include in-training exams and feedback from multiple faculty evaluations. To assess professionalism, the guidance recommends using patient reported feedback, multisource feedback (e.g., 360-degree evaluations), and feedback from multiple faculty and peer evaluations.

The guidance also recommends that program leadership should assess the progress of each resident and fellow in the program scheduled to graduate at the end of the academic year. For those not meeting particular milestones, program leadership should create an individual learning plan to address competency gaps.

The rest of the ACGME's recommendations can be found here.

Source: ACGME

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