A continuum of competency assessment: the potential for reciprocal use of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education toolbox and the components of the American Board of Pediatrics Maintenance-of-Certification Program.
Reduction of unexplained variation in medical practice and health outcomes is of paramount importance, which indicates a need for a continuum of medical learning that begins in medical school and continues until the end of a professional career. That, in turn, indicates need for continuing assessment of professional competence. The American Board of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education are working together to develop a common approach to documenting acquisition of competence during residency and maintenance of competence thereafter. A common approach will eliminate redundancy and make it possible to follow the evolution of professional competence over time.
Brown, HJ; Miles, PV; Perelman, RH; Stockman, JA
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