Graduate Medical Education

ACGME Competencies

JAMA, Volume 304, Issue 11


Competency Overview/Competency-Based Education



Patient Care


          Online Resources


Medical Knowledge


          Online Resources


Interpersonal and Communication Skills


          Online Resources



         Online Resources



Avoiding plagiarism, Self-plagiarism,and other questionable writing practices: a guide to ethical writing, Office of Research Integrity, Miguel Roig, PhD


Bibliography: Stess Management

Bibliography:  Practice Management


Professionalism in Medical Education: An Institutional Challenge. Goldstein, E, Maestas, R, Fryer-Edwards, K, Wenrich, M, Oelschlager, A, Baernstein, A, Kimball, Harry R.  Academic Medicine, 2006;81(10):871-876.

Perceptions of Professionalism In  Medicine: A Qualitative Study. Jha, V, Bekker, H, Duffy, S, Roberts, T. Medical Education, 2006;40:1027-1036.


Viewpoint: Teaching Professionalism: Is Medical Morality A Competency?  Academic Medicine, 2005;80(10):885-891.

Proto-Professionalism: How Professionalisation Occurs Across the Continuum of Medical Education.  S. Hilton, H. Slotnick.  Medical Education, 2005;39(1):58-65.

The Positive Role of Professionalism and Ethics Training in Medical Education: A Comparison of Medical Student and Resident Perspectives. L. Weiss Roberts, K. Green Hammond, C. Geppert, T. Warner.   Academic Psychiatry, 2004;28:170-182.
Assessment of Resident Professionalism Using High Fidelity Simulation of Ethical Dilemmas.  M. Gisondi, R. Smith-Coggins, P. Harter, R. Soltysek, P. Yarnold.  Academic Emergency Medicine, 2004;11(9):931-937. 

Decreasing GME Training Stress to Foster Residents' Professionalism.  D. Mareiniss.  Academic Medicine, 2004;79(9):825-831. 

Toward an Informal Curriculum That Teaches Professionalism.  A. Suchman, P. Williamson, D. Litzelman, R. Frankel, D. Mossbarger, T. Inui and the Relationship-centered Care Initiative Discovery Team.  Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2004; 19(5):501-504.

"Profession": A Working Definition For Medical Educators.  S. Cruess, S. Johnston, R. Cruess.  Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 2004;16(1):74-76.

Fostering Professionalism In Medical Education: A Call For Improving Assessment and Meaning Incentives.  W. Shrank, V. Reed, C. Jernstedt.  Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2004;19:887-892.

Assessing Professionalism: A Review Of The Literature.  D. Lynch, P. Surdyk, A. Eiser.  Medical Teacher, 2004;26(4):366-373.  

Defining and Evaluating Professionalism: A Core Competency For Graduate Emergency Medicine Education.  G. L. Larkin, L. Binder, D. Houry, J. Adams.  Academic Emergency Medicine, 2002;9(11):1249-1256.

Professionalism.  R. Welling, J. Boberg. Archives of Surgery, 2003;138(3): 262-264.

Fostering Professionalism: The Loyola Model.  M. Kuczewski, E. Bading, M. Langnein, B. Henry.  Cambridge Quaterly of Healthcare Ethics, 2003;12:161-166. 
The Other Side Of Professionalism: Doctor-to-Doctor.  J. Connelly.  Cambridge Quaterly of Healthcare Ethics, 2003;12:178-183.

Where Is The Virtue In Professionalism.  D. Doukas.  Cambridge Quaterly of Healthcare Ethics, 2003;12:147-154. 

Mapping, Modeling, and Mentoring: Charting A Course For Professionalism in Graduate Medical Education.  G. Larkin.  Cambridge Quaterly of Healthcare     Ethics, 2003;12:167-177. 



Systems-Based Practice




                      Bibliography:  Health Care System Overview


                      Addressing the Systems-based Practice Core Competency: A Simulation-based Curriculum.

                      Wang, EE. Vozenilek JA. Academic Emergency Medicine, 2005;12(12):1191-1194.

                      The Creation and Evaluation of a Systems-based Practice/Managed Care Curriculum In A Primary

                      Care Internal Medicine Residency Program.  Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine,


                      The Outcomes Card.  Development of a Systems-Based Practice Educational Tool.  A. Tomolo,

                      A. Caron, M. Perez, T. Fultz, D. Aron.  Journal of General Internal Medicine,

                      2005; 20(8):769-771.

                      The Clinical Health Economics System Simulation (CHESS): A Teaching Tool For Systems-and

                      Practice-Based Learning.  J. Voss, M. Nadkami, J. Shectman.  Academic Medicine,


                      Teaching Systems-Based Practice to Residents By Using Independent Study Projects.  E. Allen, J.

                      Zerzan, C. Choo. D. Sherson, S. Saha.  Academic Medicine, 2005;80(2):125-128.

                      Using Systems-based Practice To Integrate Education and Clinical Services. 

                      J. Dickey, D Girard, M. Geheb, C.Cassel.  Medical Teacher, 2004; 26(5):428-34. 

                     An Evaluation of Emergency Medicine Resident Interaction Time With Faculty in Different Teaching

                     Venues.  C. Chisholm, L. Whenmouth, E. Daly, W. Cordell, B. Giles, E. Brizendine. 

                     Academic Emergency Medicine, 2004;11:149-155.

                     A Systems-Based Practice Curriculum.  A. Amin, L. Rucker. 

                     Medical Education, 2004;38(5):568-569.

                     Putting Systems-based Pracitce in the Medical School Curriculum.  C. Kilgore. 

                     Medicine & Health, 2004, 54(4, Supplement):1-4.

                     A Curriculum in Systems-Based Care: Experiential Learning Changes in Student Knowledge and

                     Attitudes.  M. O'Connell, M. Rivo, A. Mechaber, B. Weiss.  Family Medicine (January supplement),


                     Systems-Based Practice: The Sixth Core Competency.  P. L. Dyne , R.W. Strauss,  S. Rinnert. 

                     Academic Emergency Medicine, 2002;9(11):1270-1277. 

                     Assessing the ACGME General Competencies: General Considerations and Assessment Methods. 

                     S. Swing, PhD.  Academic Emergency Medicine, 2002;9(11):1278-1288.  


Practice-Based Learning and Improvement


New Competency Questions In Program Information Form (Powerpoint Format)
Phase 3 Program Director Workbook (pdf)
General Competencies Overview (Powerpoint Format)
PIF Competency Questions (pdf)

Pediatric Subspecialty Companion Document


Quality Improvement 101
Lois L. Bready, M.D.


The Health Education Assets Library (HEAL)

MedEdPORTAL is a new approach to online publication that offers peer review for teaching resources. Examples of MedEdPORTAL publications include referenced tutorials, cases, lab manuals, evaluation forms, faculty development materials, and virtual patients.

AAMC's MedEdPORTAL v.1.3


Resident Portfolios

Radiology Resident Portfolio Description (.doc)
Portfolio Checklist (.doc)

360 Feedback Forms

360 Patient Form (.doc)
360 Resident Form (.doc)
360 Tech Form (.doc)
Procedure Form (.doc)
Resident Reflection (.doc)


GME Core Curriculum


Residents' Teaching Skills Website


Texas Living Will


Teaching and Learning Education for New Teachers (TALENT) website


Overview of Ethical, Professional, and Legal Issues for Physicians' Relationships with Industry and the AMA Ethical Guidelines on Gifts to Physicians from Industry