Riverside Methodist Hospital, Center for Medical Education and Innovation, Columbus, Ohio
“Simulation Used to Measure the ACGME Core Competencies and Patient Centered Care”
Principal Investigators: Pamela J. Boyers, PhD
simulation, residents were asked to assess their own level of expertise, as was a physician who had observed the simulation.
An examination of these scores indicated that “it is possible to objectively measure the principles of patient-centered care embodied in the ACGME Core Competencies,” Dr. Boyers concluded. The multifaceted evaluation process, which includes residents’ self perceptions, recorded observations by attending-level physicians, 360-degree evaluations by standardized patients and an objective examination, has the specific advantage of measuring and recording the data generated by multiple separate observations of a given skill set. Dr. Boyers concludes that “we must continue to work to better define and measure skill sets within each competency, and to demonstrate that mastery of each competency translates into excellence in patient-centered medical care.”