ACGME Outcomes Project: Selling Our Expertise

Paul Gordon, Lynne Tomasa, James Kerwin

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The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Outcomes Project emphasizes competency outcome assessment by residency programs. Many residency programs are unprepared to undertake valid competency assessments. Family medicine educators, however, often have substantial experience in competency-based evaluation. We developed a program, with more than $240,000 of funding from our dean's office, through which our family medicine educational unit provided support to more than 60 residency programs in various specialties. This program assisted directors of these 60 programs to understand the ACGME competency domains, develop measurable competencies for their discipline, and develop evaluation tools to assess those competencies. We were thus able to "sell" our expertise to other programs and generate income for our department.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)164-167
Number of pages4
JournalFamily medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Family Practice


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