Use of a Clinical Pathologic Conference to Demonstrate Residents’ ACGME Emergency Medicine Milestones, Aid in Faculty Development, and Increase Academic Output

Kathleen Kane, MD; Kevin Weaver, DO; Gavin Barr, MD; Shawn Quinn, DO; Terrence Goyke, DO; Amy Smith, PhD; Dawn Yenser, C-TAGME; and Bryan Kane, MD
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Received: December 14, 2017

Accepted: January 4, 2018

Published: June 1, 2018

J Osteopath Med; 118(6): 410-415

The Emergency Medicine Milestones Project, developed by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Board of Emergency Medicine, includes competence targets for residents to attain and, ultimately, to exceed American Osteopathic Association and ACGME expectations for residents. The authors sought to use the clinical pathologic conference (CPC) format in their institutions’ Emergency Medicine Milestones Project to provide measurable residency academic and faculty development outcomes. The CPC is an event in which a resident presents an unknown case to a discussant in advance of a didactic session to demonstrate an organized approach and decision-making rationale to a differential diagnosis. Feedback forms included the assessment of resident discussants from the perspective of level-5 Milestone achievements in particular. Developing an internal CPC competition with a dedicated core faculty coordinator who provides skill development for both resident and faculty presentation has proven successful. Such a competition can document the level-5 achievements for senior residents, be a source of faculty development, and increase peer-reviewed academic output.

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