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ACGME Core Competencies

Professionalism

  • A commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities
  • Adherence to ethical principles
  • Sensitivity to a diverse patient population

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

  • Effective information exchange
  • Teaming with patients and their families
  • Teaming with other health professionals
  • Teaming with the community

Patient Care

  • Compassionate, appropriate and effective care
  • For the treatment of health problems
  • For the promotion of health

Medical Knowledge

  • Biomedical
  • Clinical
  • Epidemiological
  • Social-behavioral

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

  • Investigation and evaluation of one's own patient care
  • Appraisal and assimilation of scientific evidence
  • Improvements in systems of care
  • Improvements in outcomes

Systems-Based Practice

  • Actions that demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of healthcare
  • The ability to effectively call on system resources to provide care that is of optimal value

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