Resident learning across the full range of core competencies through a transitions of care curriculum.

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Journal Article

The authors developed a Transitions of Care (TOC) curriculum to teach and measure learner competence in performing TOC tasks for older adults. Internal medicine interns at an academic residency program received the curriculum, which consisted of experiential learning, self-study, and small group discussion. Interns completed retrospective pre/post surveys rating their confidence in performing five TOC tasks, qualitative open-ended survey questions, and a self-reflection essay. A subset of interns also completed follow-up assessments. For all five TOC tasks, the interns' confidence improved following completion of the TOC curriculum. Self-confidence persisted for up to 3 months later for some but not all tasks. According to the qualitative responses, the TOC curriculum provided interns with learning experiences and skills integral to performing safe care transitions. The TOC curriculum and a mixed-method assessment approach effectively teaches and measures learner competency in TOC across all six Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education competency domains.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pavon, JM; Pinheiro, SO; Buhr, GT

Published Date

  • April 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 39 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 144 - 159

PubMed ID

  • 27754796

Pubmed Central ID

  • 27754796

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1545-3847

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0270-1960

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/02701960.2016.1247066

Language

  • eng