Care Competencies for Psychiatric Education: Defining, Teaching, and Assessive Resident Competence
J Clin Psychiatry 2005;66(7):953-954 [book review]
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The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
(ACGME) has traditionally focused on compliance with the
Residency Review Committee’s essentials of training in the accreditation
process of residency training programs. However, in
response to “[c]oncerns about patient safety, geographic variations
in patient care unrelated to medical science, and poor ‘customer
service’ for patients [that] have called into question the
competence of physicians and the health care systems in which
they work,”1(p243) the ACGME launched its Outcome Project.
This project resulted in the delineation of 6 general competencies
in medical education: patient care, medical knowledge,
practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication
skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice.