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House Staff Guide to Library Resources/GME

This guide is for NYU Langone House Staff, Residency Directors and GME Administrators to assist House Staff in meeting the ACGME Practice-based Learning and Improvement competency goals 6, 7 and 8.


IV. Educational Program
  A.  Curriculum components
    5.  ACGME Competencies
      c. Practice-based Learning & Improvement


ACGME Competencies: Practice-based Learning & Improvement

Common Program Requirement:
            5.  ACGME Competencies
            The program must integrate the following ACGME competencies into the curriculum: 

 c. Practice-based Learning and Improvement 

Residents must demonstrate the ability to investigate and evaluate their care of patients, to appraise and assimilate scientific evidence, and to continuously improve patient care based on constant self-evaluation and life-long learning.   Residents are expected to develop skills and habits to be able to meet the following goals:

(1) Identify strengths, deficiencies, and limits in one’s knowledge and expertise;

(2)  Set learning and improvement goals;

(3)  Identify and perform appropriate learning activities;

(4)  Systematically analyze practice using quality improvement methods, and implement changes with the goal of practice improvement; (Review Committees should define expectations regarding quality improvement within specialty specific program requirements.)

(5) Incorporate formative evaluation feedback into daily practice;

(6) Locate, appraise, and assimilate evidence from scientific studies related to their patients’ health problems;

(7) Use information technology to optimize learning; and,

(8) Participate in the education of patients, families, students, residents and other health professionals.