Anesthesia residency training in regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine: a competency-based model curriculum

Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2020 May 30;rapm-2020-101480. doi: 10.1136/rapm-2020-101480. Online ahead of print.


The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education has shifted to competency-based medical education. This educational framework requires the description of educational outcomes based on the knowledge, skills and behaviors expected of competent trainees. It also requires an assessment program to provide formative feedback to trainees as they progress to competency in each outcome. Critical to the success of a curriculum is its practical implementation. This article describes the development of model curricula for anesthesiology residency training in regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine (core and advanced) using a competency-based framework. We further describe how the curricula were distributed through a shared web-based platform and mobile application.

Keywords: acute pain; education; internship and residency; pain management; regional anesthesia.