Teaching and Assessing Professionalism in Ophthalmology Residency Training Programs

Andrew G. Lee, Hilary A. Beaver, H. Culver Boldt, Richard Olson, Thomas A. Oetting, Michael Abramoff, Keith Carter

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Abstract

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has mandated that all residency training programs teach and assess new competencies including professionalism. This article reviews the literature on medical professionalism, describes good practices gleaned from published works, and proposes an implementation matrix of specific tools for teaching and assessing professionalism in ophthalmology residency. Professionalism requirements have been defined by the ACGME, subspecialty organizations, and other certifying and credentialing organizations. Teaching, role modeling, and assessing the competency of professionalism are important tasks in managing the ACGME mandate. Future work should focus on the field testing of tools for validity, reliability, feasibility, and cost-effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)300-314
Number of pages15
JournalSurvey of Ophthalmology
Volume52
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2007

Keywords

  • ACGME
  • competency
  • professionalism
  • resident training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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