Competency 1. Identify strengths, deficiencies, and limits in one's knowledge and expertise

      Residents' ability to identify their strengths, deficiencies, and limits in knowledge and expertise are related to their ability to self-assess and their ability to use feedback from external assessment. An early learner's awareness of his performance against an internal or external standard is often prompted by consequences or rewards within the educational system or other regulatory or institutional oversight. The motivation and vigilant awareness of this performance becomes more intrinsic with development. Guidance and external measures of knowledge and expertise will most likely continue to provide oversight (eg, maintenance of certification processes), although such oversight cannot determine the learning needs for individual physicians.
      • Green J.S.
      • Leist J.C.
      Determining needs from the perspective of institutions of organizations providing care.
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