Competency-based education: a new model for teaching orthopaedics.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The current methods used to train residents to become orthopaedic surgeons are based on tradition, not evidence-based models. Educators have only a limited ability to assess trainees for competency using validated tests in various domains. The reduction in resident work hours limits the time available for clinical training, which has resulted in some calls for lengthening the training process. Another approach to address limited training hours is to focus training in a program that allows residents to graduate from a rotation based on demonstrated competency rather than on time on a service. A pilot orthopaedic residency curriculum, which uses a competency-based framework of resident training and maximizes the use of available training hours, has been designed and is being implemented.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Alman, BA; Ferguson, P; Kraemer, W; Nousiainen, MT; Reznick, RK

Published Date

  • 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 62 /

Start / End Page

  • 565 - 569

PubMed ID

  • 23395058

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0065-6895


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States