Core Competencies
The American Board of Medical Specialties ( ABMS ) and the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) have embarked on a joint initiative to quantify and evaluate a set of 6 physician core competencies by which the individual physician will be measured for Residency Certification, Board Certification and more recently, Maintenance of Certification (MOC).

In brief the actual term “core competencies” refers to those 6 abilities (competencies) that are central (core) to the practice of medicine, specifically:

Patient Care Medical Knowledge Practice-Based Learning and Improvement Interpersonal and Communication Skills Professionalism Systems-Based PracticeDr. Smita Bhatia has indicated that that the education content of this presentation will provide information and insight on Core Competencies #1 Patient Care, #2 Medical Knowledge, #3 Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, #4 Interpersonal and Communication Skills, #5 Professionalismand #6 Systems-Based Practice.

The CME certificate for this activity will reflect those core competencies addressed.