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Med Educ Online. 2016 Mar 31;21:29838. doi: 10.3402/meo.v21.29838. eCollection 2016.

Resident dashboards: helping your clinical competency committee visualize trainees' key performance indicators.

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Department of Medicine, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, Hempstead, NY, USA;
Department of Medicine, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, Hempstead, NY, USA.
Internal Medicine Residency Program, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, Hempstead, NY, USA.



Under the Next Accreditation System, programs need to find ways to collect and assess meaningful reportable information on its residents to assist the program director regarding resident milestone progression. This paper discusses the process that one large Internal Medicine Residency Program used to provide both quantitative and qualitative data to its clinical competency committee (CCC) through the creation of a resident dashboard.


Program leadership at a large university-based program developed four new end of rotation evaluations based on the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and Accreditation Council of Graduated Medical Education's (ACGME) 22 reportable milestones. A resident dashboard was then created to pull together both milestone- and non-milestone-based quantitative data and qualitative data compiled from faculty, nurses, peers, staff, and patients.


Dashboards were distributed to the members of the CCC in preparation for the semiannual CCC meeting. CCC members adjudicated quantitative and qualitative data to present their cohort of residents at the CCC meeting. Based on the committee's response, evaluation scores remained the same or were adjusted. Final milestone scores were then entered into the accreditation data system (ADS) on the ACGME website.


The process of resident assessment is complex and should comprise both quantitative and qualitative data. The dashboard is a valuable tool for program leadership to use both when evaluating house staff on a semiannual basis at the CCC and to the resident in person.


Next Accreditation System; clinical competency committee; reportable milestones

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