The Six Competencies
Six ACGME competencies form the framework for training and evaluation of our residents.
- Patient Care that is compassionate, appropriate and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health.
- Medical Knowledge about established and evolving biomedical, clinical and cognate (epidemiological and social-behavioral) sciences; and the application of this knowledge to patient care.
- Practice-based Learning & Improvement that involves investigation and evaluation of patient care; appraisal and assimilation of scientific evidence; and improvements in patient care.
- Interpersonal & Communication skills that results in effective information exchange with patients, their families and other health professionals.
- Professionalism that is a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles, and sensitivity to a diverse patient population.
- Systems-based Practice is action that demonstrates an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care; and the ability to effectively call on system resources to provide care that is of optimal value.