Credentialing & Privileging | 09.23.20
ABMS Releases Statement on Competency-Based Medical Education During COVID-19 Residency and Fellowship Disruption
On Sept. 22, 2020, American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) announced recommendations for providing competency-based medical education to residency and fellowship training programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. A Task Force consisting of ABMS Member-Boards and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education developed these recommendations for program directors, Member Boards, and designated institutional officials (DIOS). While time or volume-based competency measures may require changes, ABMS acknowledges the need for a practical way to determine whether a trainee is ready to move into the next phase of their career.
The Task Force guidance outlines Five Core Recommendations to help program directors and clinical competency committees determine a resident’s or fellow’s competency level within their specialty. These recommendations will address program directors, DIOS, and trainee needs, while upholding the credibility and integrity of the competency-based medical education decision-making process.
View the full ABMS statement here for additional information.