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The Next Phase of Pediatric Residency Education: The Partnership of the Milestones Project

  • Jerry L. Rushton
    Affiliations
    Department of Pediatrics, Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, Ind (Dr Rushton); Pediatric Residency Program, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa (Dr Hicks); and Department of Pediatrics, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Md (Dr Carraccio)
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  • Patricia J. Hicks
    Correspondence
    Address correspondence to Patricia J. Hicks, MD, Director, Pediatric Residency Program, Pediatric Residency Suite, 9NW-Rm 64, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th St and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    Affiliations
    Department of Pediatrics, Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, Ind (Dr Rushton); Pediatric Residency Program, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa (Dr Hicks); and Department of Pediatrics, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Md (Dr Carraccio)
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  • Carol L. Carraccio
    Affiliations
    Department of Pediatrics, Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, Ind (Dr Rushton); Pediatric Residency Program, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa (Dr Hicks); and Department of Pediatrics, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Md (Dr Carraccio)
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      We are at a crossroads in medical education. In the wake of the Institute of Medicine duty hours report,
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      • Wolman D.M.
      • Johns M.M.E.
      Resident Duty Hours: Enhancing Sleep, Supervision, and Safety.
      the health care reform debate, and concerns of patient safety, policymakers and the public are demanding a response. The American Board of Pediatrics, the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD), and other organizations are working together to position pediatrics to meet these demands and keep the public trust for excellence in the care of children.
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