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Mary Ann Nichols 
Vanderbilt University 


Tuesday April 16, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM CDT

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Light Hall 407 A/B 


"MILESTONES: They Are Coming! Are You Ready?"

FACILITATORS: Sandi Moutsios, M.D. and Amy Fleming, M.D.

The purpose of this session is to understand the reasons for the current paradigm shift to competency-based medical education (CBME). Also, to gain a fluency in the taxonomy, or language and terms, commonly used in CBME. And lastly, to see where CBME approaches will benefit both learners and the educators in their own home educational setting.

Objectives: At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain 3 differences between process-based education and competency-based medical education (CBME)
  2. Define and describe the difference between competency, competent and competence
  3. Use the ACGME definitions of core competency, sub-competency and milestones correctly
  4. Explore two exercises using observational skills – and relate this to milestone assessment
  5. Identify how competency-based education applies to their home educational environment

Session Description:
This is a 2 hr workshop introducing VUMC faculty to the concepts of the paradigm shift towards competency-based medical education, milestones, and the next accreditation system of the ACGME. We will work on observational skills, and have an exercise applying the ACGME milestones assessment to a learner in a video scenario.

CME Credit:

Sponsored by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Department of Office of Teaching and Learning in Medicine.

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Vanderbilt School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. It is the policy of the ACCME and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine to require disclosure of financial relationships from individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity; to identify and resolve conflicts of interest related to those relationships; and to make disclosure information available to the audience prior to the CME activity.  Presenters are required to disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentations.