Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) and Chicago-based Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) recently teamed up to run a two-and-a-half-day training course on competency-based medical education for healthcare leaders and educators.

The workshop, developed by the WCM-Q Division of Continuing Professional Development in association with Innovations in Global Health Professions Education (IGHPE), helped the 42 physicians and educators in attendance develop enhanced assessment skills, with sessions on key concepts and theories in professional development and learning, advanced assessment and feedback tools, identifying and remediating struggling learners, apply techniques to improve direct observation.

WCMQ Workshop

The course was coordinated jointly by WCM-Q, ACGME and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) of Nashville, Tennessee. It was facilitated by IGHPE, a global forum for the presentation and discussion of innovative concepts in health professions education. The visiting expert speakers included Dr Eric Holmboe, Chief, Research, Milestones Development and Evaluation Officer at ACGME; Dr Sandra A Moutsios, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and Director of Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program at VUMC.

Dr Thurayya Arayssi, Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education and Continuing Professional Development, was among the speakers. According to her, learners rely heavily on feedback and assessment to attain the competencies they need to eventually provide high-quality care to patients, and these are very important skills for anyone involved in providing competency-based medical education.

We are delighted that our colleagues from ACGME and Vanderbilt University contributed their wonderful expertise to this highly successful course.’

The course was particularly aimed at residency and fellowship programme directors, associate programme directors, and faculty members with responsibility for the assessment of residents and/or fellows.

The event, ‘Assessment in Competency Based Medical Education: A Faculty Development Program was accredited locally by the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners-Accreditation Department (QCHP-AD) and internationally by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

For more information about WCM-Q, visit their website at qatar-weill.cornell.edu.