Medicine Now Following Engineering Accreditation Criteria

From the Council of Higher Education e-newsletter, Feb 28 2012.

Instead of process, the new system will focus on outcomes—the actual behaviors you should see in order to be confident that resident physicians are progressing to the point where they will be ready to practice on their own. The specific skills, which are being developed by each medical specialty, will cover six core areas: patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, systems-based practice, professionalism, and interpersonal skills and communication. Programs will have to develop and publish specific learning outcomes that residents must demonstrate as they progress through training.

CHE – New Accred Syst for Med Res to Show Skills & Traits Feb 28 2012