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A Practical Guide to Teaching and Assessing the ACGME Core Competencies

Authors: Elizabeth A. Rider, Ruth H. Nawotniak, Gary D. Smith.
HCPro, Inc. 2007

This book and CD-ROM provide practical background, best practices, tips, ideas, sample tools and forms, and resources for teaching, assessing and documenting residents comepetencies.

Originally written to help residency program and coordinators document and assess the Core Competencies defined by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) of the United States (Interpersonal and Communication Skills; Medical Knowledge; Patient Care; Practice-Based Learning and Improvement; Systems-Based Practice; and Professionalism), it is a resourceful, practical, and useful book for residency program directors and professors looking for ideas, tools and resources (that can be adapted to their own needs) to migrate from an apprenticeship model to a competence-based model residency program.

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[I have no financial interest on this recommendation]. G.Palis

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