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BMC Med Educ. 2015 Apr 1;15:65. doi: 10.1186/s12909-015-0340-3.

The transition to competency-based pediatric training in the United Arab Emirates.

Author information

1
Tawam Hospital, Department of Academic Affairs, 15258, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. hibrahi4@jhu.edu.
2
Johns Hopkins Graduate School of Education, Baltimore, MD, USA. hibrahi4@jhu.edu.
3
Tawam Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. htatari@tawamhospital.ae.
4
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, Chicago, Ill, USA. eholmboe@acgme.org.

Abstract

Although competency-based medical education has become the standard for physician training in the West, many developing countries have not yet adopted competency-based training. In 2009 in the United Arab Emirates, the government regulatory and operational authorities for healthcare in Abu Dhabi mandated a wide-scale reform of the emirate's postgraduate residency programs to the competency-based framework of the newly formed Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-International (ACGME-I). This article briefly describes the rationale for competency-based medical education and provides an overview of the transition from traditional, time-based residency training to competency-based postgraduate medical education for the Pediatrics residency programs in Abu Dhabi. We will provide data on the initial impact of this transition on resident performance and patient outcomes in a Pediatrics residency program in an academic medical center in the United Arab Emirates.

PMID:
25889202
PMCID:
PMC4390079
DOI:
10.1186/s12909-015-0340-3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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