Assessment of Competency in Anesthesiology

John E. Tetzlaff
2007 Anesthesiology  
Assessment of competency in traditional graduate medical education has been based on observation of clinical care and classroom teaching. In anesthesiology, this has been relatively easy because of the high volume of care provided by residents under the direct observation of faculty in the operating room. With the movement to create accountability for graduate medical education, there is pressure to move toward assessment of competency. The Outcome Project of the Accreditation Council for
more » ... te Medical Education has mandated that residency programs teach six core competencies, create reliable tools to assess learning of the competencies, and use the data for program improvement. General approaches to assessment and how these approaches fit into the context of anesthesiology are highly relevant for academic physicians.
doi:10.1097/01.anes.0000264778.02286.4d pmid:17413920 fatcat:vyff2cejpfhzvnjyymywrcisge