MEMC VI Abstracts| Volume 41, ISSUE 2, P205, August 2011

Correlation of Inservice Examination Scores with ACGME Core Competencies in an Emergency Medicine Residency Program

      In recent years the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Core Competencies have been introduced into Emergency Medicine (EM) training programs. Attempting to extend beyond standardized test-taking and medical knowledge alone prompted the designation of six areas: patient care (PC), medical knowledge (MK), interpersonal skills and communication (ISC), professionalism (P), system-based practice (SBP), and problem-based learning (PBL). In addition, residents take written in-service examinations each year. We sought to examine the relationship between in-service examination (IE) scores and core competencies (CC).
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