Hospice and Palliative Medicine Competencies Project
ACGME Transitions to Competencies
About a decade ago, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), www.acgme.org, initiated a major effort to ensure that trainees left programs as competent and prepared physicians. This effort, known as the Outcomes Project, led to the adoption in 1999 of language specifying the six general competencies. These are the foundation for the practice of medicine. Each separate specialty and subspecialty is now in the process of articulating more specific competencies that define the particular specialty or subspecialty.
Ways to Use the HPM Competencies and Measurable Outcomes
Refining and Improving HPM Fellowship Curriculum
Starting a New HPM Fellowship Program
Developing a Short-Term Program for Medical Students and Interns
Professional Development for Practicing Physicians
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Toolkit of Assessment Methods
The following links are the assessment tools organized by ACGME Competency. Click on each to download the assessment tool as a Word form. The introduction provides background information about the toolkit and instructions for use.
Contributors to the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Competencies Project