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Towards Meaningful Outcomes Assessment: Collaborative Efforts in Pediatric Medical Education

  • Ann E. Burke
    Correspondence
    Address correspondence to Ann E. Burke, MD, Dayton Children’s Medical Center, Medical Education Department, One Children’s Plaza, Dayton, OH 45419.
    Affiliations
    Association of Pediatric Program Directors, Department of Pediatrics, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, Oh (Dr Burke); Association of Pediatric Program Directors, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Pediatrics, The Perlman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa (Dr Hicks); Director, Competency-based Assessment Programs, American Board of Pediatrics, Chapel Hill, N.C. (Dr. Carraccio)
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  • Patricia J. Hicks
    Affiliations
    Association of Pediatric Program Directors, Department of Pediatrics, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, Oh (Dr Burke); Association of Pediatric Program Directors, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Pediatrics, The Perlman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa (Dr Hicks); Director, Competency-based Assessment Programs, American Board of Pediatrics, Chapel Hill, N.C. (Dr. Carraccio)
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  • Carol Carraccio
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    Association of Pediatric Program Directors, Department of Pediatrics, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, Oh (Dr Burke); Association of Pediatric Program Directors, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Pediatrics, The Perlman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa (Dr Hicks); Director, Competency-based Assessment Programs, American Board of Pediatrics, Chapel Hill, N.C. (Dr. Carraccio)
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      “Standardization of learning outcomes and individualization of the learning process” is the first recommended goal in Cooke, Irby, and O’Brien’s Educating Physicians: A Call for Reform of Medical School and Residency.
      • Cooke M.
      • Irby D.M.
      • O’Brien B.C.
      Educating Physicians—A Call for Reform of Medical School and Residency.
      Indeed, the measurement of medical education outcomes is being recognized as increasingly important by all stakeholders. Variation in graduate medical education program structure and content resulting from program innovation

      Initiative for Innovation in Pediatric Education (IIPE) website. Available at: http://www.innovatepedsgme.org. Accessed January 19, 2012.

      and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) duty hour and program requirement changes

      ACGME. New Common Requirements. 2010. Available at: http://acgme-2010standards.org/pdf/Common_Program_Requirements_07012011.pdf. Accessed January 27, 2012.

      has heightened calls for outcome measures that are not related to time-in-seat, postgraduate year-level, or other chronologic milestones.
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