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Developing Faculty Competencies in Assessment

Course options to help faculty members and GME leaders achieve the goals of competency-based assessment in graduate medical education

Competency- and outcomes-based education practices, as well as the ACGME's accreditation model that includes the Milestones, have created a growing and important need for effective assessment in graduate medical education (GME) programs. The ACGME and its regional partners offer two course options for faculty members and GME leaders to learn best practices in assessment of residents and fellows.

The ACGME and its partners are offering these courses with the intention of furthering faculty development in GME. Course fees are intended to recover costs only. To help build a community of learning, educational materials will be made available to participants through the ACGME's online learning platform, Learn at ACGME, after participants complete the course.

A Systems Approach to Developing Faculty Competencies in Assessment

The core course is led by ACGME senior staff members and selected instructors and is held at the ACGME offices in Chicago. The course helps participants build effective programs of assessment for their residency or fellowship program. This highly interactive course uses multiple learning approaches, including hands-on simulations, to provide participants with approaches and tools for effective assessment. The course also provides a road map for developing a system of assessment to assist attendees in implementing changes in their assessment program within their own institutions. This six-day course is ideal for:

  • Residency and fellowship program directors
  • Associate program directors
  • Chairs and members of Clinical Competency Committees (CCCs)
  • Designated institutional officials (DIOs)
  • Faculty members with major responsibility for the assessment of residents/fellows

Sessions begin on Sunday at 1:00 p.m., and continue through Friday until 12:00 p.m. and are limited to 40 participants. The course schedule is shown below.

Course Dates and Locations

Developing Faculty Competencies in Assessment: Chicago-based, ACGME-led courses:

Regional Courses: Developing Faculty Competencies in Assessment

Just getting started in assessment? Regional courses offer a convenient two to three-and-a-half-day option for GME faculty members with limited experience in assessment to learn best practices. These courses are modeled after the Chicago-based course, and are presented by leading GME institutions that have collaborated with the ACGME to develop a curriculum focusing on building assessment skills of individual faculty members or others at the front lines of resident and fellow education. Hands-on training is included, and the courses are offered at convenient locations throughout the United States. Courses are taught by expert faculty members; at least three instructors in each offering have attended the Chicago-based ACGME course.

Course Dates and Locations

Developing Faculty Competencies in Assessment - regional courses:

  • Developing Faculty Competencies in Assessment: An Interactive Workshop for UCLA Clinical Educators
  • Developing Faculty Competencies in Assessment: A Course to Help Achieve the Goals of Competency Based Education
  • Developing Faculty Competencies in Assessment
    • Maine Medical Center
    • Holiday Inn Portland By the Bay 88 Spring St. Portland, ME 04101
    • April 29-May 2, 2020
    • Register Here
    • E-mail questions to Kelley-Anne Clisham
  • Developing Faculty Competencies in Assessment

Regional course sites are listed below. Not all sites are currently accepting registrations, but check back regularly; new offerings will be listed as course registrations open.

  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Doha, Qatar
  • Kaiser Permanente Hawaii
  • Maine Medical Center
  • Michigan State Osteopathic School of Medicine
  • Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Pacific-Northwest Consortium
  • Philadelphia Consortium: Sidney Kimmel School of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson, Penn State Hershey, and Geisinger Commonwealth
  • University of California at Los Angeles
  • UT Health San Antonio and Dell School of Medicine Consortium
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Yale University


Comments from Previous Attendees

" The best part was the simulation lab. It's one of the few opportunities I have had as senior faculty to receive feedback on my performance. Observing other people giving feedback helped me with real-life strategies for doing this in my own residency."
" The most useful part of the course for me was Wednesday morning in the simulation lab. It was amazing and I learned so much."
" My favorite parts of this course were the simulation and group exercises. Hands on experience always sticks better for me than just theoretical presentation."
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