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 ACGME General Competencies

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Competency-Based Education (CBE) is an approach to instruction and assessment that places primary emphasis on identifying and measuring specific learning outcomes, or competencies. Unlike general goals, competencies are written as real-life abilities that are required for effective professional practice.

In 1999, as one of the steps in its Outcome Project, the ACGME approves six General Competency domains. The competencies represent areas of skill and knowledge that residents are expected to demonstrate before graduation. The ACGME identified these six competencies after extensive research and collaboration with a wide array of knowledgeable and interested constituents. The major purposes and components of the ACGME Outcome Project and the six General Competencies are compatible with CBE.

As you read thru ACGME's descriptions of the general competencies below, you'll see that performance in each competency can be influenced by your well-being and self-care. To help you see this linkage and to aid in your searching the RWBC site for self-care information, we have linked a variety of well-being topics to the competencies for which they appear most closely related.

All ACGME competency information was taken from the ACGME web site.