The pathology milestones and the next accreditation system

Wesley Y. Naritoku, C. Bruce Alexander, Betsy D. Bennett, W. Stephen Black-Schaffer, Mark D. Brissette, Margaret M. Grimes, Robert D. Hoffman, Jennifer L. Hunt, Julia C. Iezzoni, Rebecca Johnson, Jessica Kozel, Ricardo M. Mendoza, Miriam D. Post, Suzanne Z. Powell, Gary W. Procop, Jacob J. Steinberg, Linda M. Thorsen, Steven P. Nestler

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

29 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Context. - In the late 1990s, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education developed the Outcomes Project and the 6 general competencies with the intent to improve the outcome of graduate medical education in the United States. The competencies were used as the basis for developing learning goals and objectives and tools to evaluate residents' performance. By the mid-2000s the stakeholders in resident education and the general public felt that the Outcomes Project had fallen short of expectations. Objective. - To develop a new evaluation method to track trainee progress throughout residency using benchmarks called milestones. A change in leadership at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education brought a new vision for the accreditation of training programs and a radically different approach to the evaluation of residents. Data Sources. - The Pathology Milestones Working Group reviewed examples of developing milestones in other specialties, the literature, and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education program requirements for pathology to develop pathology milestones. The pathology milestones are a set of objective descriptors for measuring progress in the development of competency in patient care, procedural skill sets, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systemsbased practice. Conclusions. - The milestones provide a national standard for evaluation that will be used for the assessment of all residents in Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited pathology training programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-315
Number of pages9
JournalArchives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Volume138
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

Fingerprint

Graduate Medical Education
Accreditation
Pathology
Education
Learning
Benchmarking
Information Storage and Retrieval
Internship and Residency
Patient Care
Communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Medical Laboratory Technology

Cite this

Naritoku, W. Y., Alexander, C. B., Bennett, B. D., Black-Schaffer, W. S., Brissette, M. D., Grimes, M. M., ... Nestler, S. P. (2014). The pathology milestones and the next accreditation system. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, 138(3), 307-315. https://doi.org/10.5858/arpa.2013-0260-SA

The pathology milestones and the next accreditation system. / Naritoku, Wesley Y.; Alexander, C. Bruce; Bennett, Betsy D.; Black-Schaffer, W. Stephen; Brissette, Mark D.; Grimes, Margaret M.; Hoffman, Robert D.; Hunt, Jennifer L.; Iezzoni, Julia C.; Johnson, Rebecca; Kozel, Jessica; Mendoza, Ricardo M.; Post, Miriam D.; Powell, Suzanne Z.; Procop, Gary W.; Steinberg, Jacob J.; Thorsen, Linda M.; Nestler, Steven P.

In: Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Vol. 138, No. 3, 2014, p. 307-315.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Naritoku, WY, Alexander, CB, Bennett, BD, Black-Schaffer, WS, Brissette, MD, Grimes, MM, Hoffman, RD, Hunt, JL, Iezzoni, JC, Johnson, R, Kozel, J, Mendoza, RM, Post, MD, Powell, SZ, Procop, GW, Steinberg, JJ, Thorsen, LM & Nestler, SP 2014, 'The pathology milestones and the next accreditation system', Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol. 138, no. 3, pp. 307-315. https://doi.org/10.5858/arpa.2013-0260-SA
Naritoku WY, Alexander CB, Bennett BD, Black-Schaffer WS, Brissette MD, Grimes MM et al. The pathology milestones and the next accreditation system. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. 2014;138(3):307-315. https://doi.org/10.5858/arpa.2013-0260-SA
Naritoku, Wesley Y. ; Alexander, C. Bruce ; Bennett, Betsy D. ; Black-Schaffer, W. Stephen ; Brissette, Mark D. ; Grimes, Margaret M. ; Hoffman, Robert D. ; Hunt, Jennifer L. ; Iezzoni, Julia C. ; Johnson, Rebecca ; Kozel, Jessica ; Mendoza, Ricardo M. ; Post, Miriam D. ; Powell, Suzanne Z. ; Procop, Gary W. ; Steinberg, Jacob J. ; Thorsen, Linda M. ; Nestler, Steven P. / The pathology milestones and the next accreditation system. In: Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. 2014 ; Vol. 138, No. 3. pp. 307-315.
@article{ddb05ed1fe5f4137b38a9ddad4d36193,
title = "The pathology milestones and the next accreditation system",
abstract = "Context. - In the late 1990s, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education developed the Outcomes Project and the 6 general competencies with the intent to improve the outcome of graduate medical education in the United States. The competencies were used as the basis for developing learning goals and objectives and tools to evaluate residents' performance. By the mid-2000s the stakeholders in resident education and the general public felt that the Outcomes Project had fallen short of expectations. Objective. - To develop a new evaluation method to track trainee progress throughout residency using benchmarks called milestones. A change in leadership at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education brought a new vision for the accreditation of training programs and a radically different approach to the evaluation of residents. Data Sources. - The Pathology Milestones Working Group reviewed examples of developing milestones in other specialties, the literature, and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education program requirements for pathology to develop pathology milestones. The pathology milestones are a set of objective descriptors for measuring progress in the development of competency in patient care, procedural skill sets, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systemsbased practice. Conclusions. - The milestones provide a national standard for evaluation that will be used for the assessment of all residents in Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited pathology training programs.",
author = "Naritoku, {Wesley Y.} and Alexander, {C. Bruce} and Bennett, {Betsy D.} and Black-Schaffer, {W. Stephen} and Brissette, {Mark D.} and Grimes, {Margaret M.} and Hoffman, {Robert D.} and Hunt, {Jennifer L.} and Iezzoni, {Julia C.} and Rebecca Johnson and Jessica Kozel and Mendoza, {Ricardo M.} and Post, {Miriam D.} and Powell, {Suzanne Z.} and Procop, {Gary W.} and Steinberg, {Jacob J.} and Thorsen, {Linda M.} and Nestler, {Steven P.}",
year = "2014",
doi = "10.5858/arpa.2013-0260-SA",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "138",
pages = "307--315",
journal = "Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine",
issn = "0003-9985",
publisher = "College of American Pathologists",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - The pathology milestones and the next accreditation system

AU - Naritoku, Wesley Y.

AU - Alexander, C. Bruce

AU - Bennett, Betsy D.

AU - Black-Schaffer, W. Stephen

AU - Brissette, Mark D.

AU - Grimes, Margaret M.

AU - Hoffman, Robert D.

AU - Hunt, Jennifer L.

AU - Iezzoni, Julia C.

AU - Johnson, Rebecca

AU - Kozel, Jessica

AU - Mendoza, Ricardo M.

AU - Post, Miriam D.

AU - Powell, Suzanne Z.

AU - Procop, Gary W.

AU - Steinberg, Jacob J.

AU - Thorsen, Linda M.

AU - Nestler, Steven P.

PY - 2014

Y1 - 2014

N2 - Context. - In the late 1990s, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education developed the Outcomes Project and the 6 general competencies with the intent to improve the outcome of graduate medical education in the United States. The competencies were used as the basis for developing learning goals and objectives and tools to evaluate residents' performance. By the mid-2000s the stakeholders in resident education and the general public felt that the Outcomes Project had fallen short of expectations. Objective. - To develop a new evaluation method to track trainee progress throughout residency using benchmarks called milestones. A change in leadership at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education brought a new vision for the accreditation of training programs and a radically different approach to the evaluation of residents. Data Sources. - The Pathology Milestones Working Group reviewed examples of developing milestones in other specialties, the literature, and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education program requirements for pathology to develop pathology milestones. The pathology milestones are a set of objective descriptors for measuring progress in the development of competency in patient care, procedural skill sets, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systemsbased practice. Conclusions. - The milestones provide a national standard for evaluation that will be used for the assessment of all residents in Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited pathology training programs.

AB - Context. - In the late 1990s, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education developed the Outcomes Project and the 6 general competencies with the intent to improve the outcome of graduate medical education in the United States. The competencies were used as the basis for developing learning goals and objectives and tools to evaluate residents' performance. By the mid-2000s the stakeholders in resident education and the general public felt that the Outcomes Project had fallen short of expectations. Objective. - To develop a new evaluation method to track trainee progress throughout residency using benchmarks called milestones. A change in leadership at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education brought a new vision for the accreditation of training programs and a radically different approach to the evaluation of residents. Data Sources. - The Pathology Milestones Working Group reviewed examples of developing milestones in other specialties, the literature, and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education program requirements for pathology to develop pathology milestones. The pathology milestones are a set of objective descriptors for measuring progress in the development of competency in patient care, procedural skill sets, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systemsbased practice. Conclusions. - The milestones provide a national standard for evaluation that will be used for the assessment of all residents in Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited pathology training programs.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84895513305&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84895513305&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.5858/arpa.2013-0260-SA

DO - 10.5858/arpa.2013-0260-SA

M3 - Article

C2 - 24576024

AN - SCOPUS:84895513305

VL - 138

SP - 307

EP - 315

JO - Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

JF - Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

SN - 0003-9985

IS - 3

ER -