Medical Education: Outcomes and Opportunities| Volume 336, ISSUE 2, P161-165, August 2008

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Three Years After Hurricane Katrina: Advancements in ACGME Competency-Based Training in the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, Louisiana

      In 1999, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) introduced the Outcome Project, which was designed to improve and ensure the quality of graduate medical education. The Outcome Project introduced 6 core competencies that would allow the ACGME to evaluate Internal Medicine training programs by measuring outcomes. The 6 core competencies put forward by the ACGME were patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice (


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