The ACGME has returned to offering its longstanding Developing Faculty Competencies in Assessment course in person. This course uses a series of theory bursts and interactive small group activities designed to help participants design and make improvements in their own assessment programs and strive toward achieving the goals of competency-based medical education (CBME).
Outcomes and competency-based medical 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 across all competencies. The COVID-19 pandemic only reinforced the need for robust assessment programs to ensure the effective professional development of medical students, residents, and fellows.
To help build a community of learning, educational materials will continue to be available to all participants after they complete the course through the ACGME's online learning portal, Learn at ACGME. Note: a free account is required to access content in Learn at ACGME.
The course is designed to help participants build effective assessment programs for their residency or fellowship. Sessions are highly interactive and use multiple learning approaches, including simulation practice, peer consultations, and application exercises, to provide participants with methods and tools for effective assessment. The course also provides a roadmap for developing an assessment system to assist participants in implementing changes within their own institution.
This course is ideal for:
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ACGME – Developing Faculty Competencies in Assessment
May 5-10, 2024
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
The course will be delivered in interactive workshops that include theory bursts covering essential assessment content mixed with small group application exercises. Participants will have the opportunity to practice direct observation and feedback skills in a simulation center. This course will be led by ACGME senior staff members and selected expert instructors from other teaching institutions. Educational materials will be available in Learn at ACGME, where they will remain available to participants after completing the course. Note: a free account is required to access content in Learn at ACGME.
Regional Faculty Development Hub courses 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. These highly interactive courses are taught by expert faculty members, including individuals who previously attended the ACGME course. Many of these courses transitioned to a virtual format during the COVID-19 pandemic; some continue to be offered virtually, while others have returned to an in-person format. Review specific course listings below for more detail.
Regional Faculty Development Hub Locations
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio and Abu Dhabi
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii
Karolinska Institute Stockholm
Maine Medical Center
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
National Health Group Singapore
Oman Medical Specialty Board
Philadelphia Consortium: Sidney Kimmel School of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson, Penn State Hershey, and Geisinger Commonwealth
Taiwan Societies of Anesthesia and Emergency Medicine
University of California at Los Angeles
UT Health San Antonio and Dell School of Medicine Consortium
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Weill Cornell Qatar
In addition to the above courses, the ACGME has developed a wide range of resources to provide educators with tools to assist them in their efforts to improve GME outcomes through assessment, including:
Additional online assessment training for GME educators is also available in the ACGME’s online learning portal, Learn at ACGME. Note: a free account is required to access content in Learn at ACGME.