Category Archives: Competencies

Medical school admissions personnel have identified 15 core competencies that are necessary to be a successful medical student and eventual physician. The competencies are grouped into four categories: interpersonal, intrapersonal, thinking/reasoning, and science. The 15 competencies that are considered essential are: … Continue reading

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As part of an initiative sponsored by the American Medical Association, 11 medical schools received grants to innovate their curricula. Three of those schools are using the funds to integrate new curricular components which strive to help future physicians focus … Continue reading

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What exactly are “academic competencies”?  In the last several years, there has been a change in the way the acquisition of knowledge is evaluated in medical education. While this started initially in graduate medical education (i.e. during residency training) it … Continue reading

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