Competency-based residency training in pathology: challenges and opportunities

Hum Pathol. 2002 Jan;33(1):3-6. doi: 10.1053/hupa.2002.30226.


The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is requiring that all medical specialties adopt a new paradigm for residency education: competency-based residency education. Competency-based education includes not only the acquisition of knowledge and the demonstration of safe medical practice, but also competency in practice-based learning, practice improvement, interpersonal skills and communication, professionalism, and an awareness of pathology's role in a larger health care system. Implementation of this new training program will require new educational resources and the implementation of new faculty and resident skills and incentives.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Competency-Based Education*
  • Credentialing*
  • Humans
  • Internship and Residency*
  • Pathology / education*
  • Pathology / standards