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Changes in the health care environment and the evolving needs of external stakeholders have created a demand for a new set of competencies in residency training. This article reviews the forces that have shaped the development of the new competencies; defines the specific Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education competencies; describes the tools that might be used to measure these competencies; introduces current concepts and terms in the field of post-graduate medical education; and summarizes an implementation plan for ophthalmology. Meeting the new Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education competencies will require the development of a toolbox for measurement outcomes and a reinvention of the residency training process in ophthalmology. A coordinated, thoughtful, and standardized effort will be required to meet the challenge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)651-662
Number of pages12
JournalSurvey of Ophthalmology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2003


  • Accreditation
  • Competencies
  • Competency-based education
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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