Each training program
is required to define, in accordance with its Program Requirements, the specific
knowledge, skills, attitudes, and educational experiences required in order for
their residents to demonstrate proficiency in these six areas:
- Patient Care that is compassionate, appropriate, and
effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health.
- Medical Knowledge about established and evolving
biomedical, clinical, and cognate sciences and the application of this
knowledge to patient
- Practice-based Learning and improvement that involves
investigation and evaluation of their own patient care, appraisal,
and assimilation of scientific evidence, and improvements in patient
- Interpersonal and Communication skills that result
in effective information exchange and teaming with patients, their
families, and other health professionals.
- Professionalism, as manifested through a commitment
to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical
principles, and sensitivity to a diverse patient population.
- Systems-based Practice, as manifested by actions
that demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger
context and system
for health care and the ability to effectively call on system resources
to provide care that is of optimal value.
Each program should develop its curriculum to incorporate teaching
of the competencies including goals and objectives based on the competencies.
Each program should
also develop and implement evaluation tools to assess each resident’s
competence in the six areas.
These evaluation tools will be reviewed during each internal review
of the programs.