The transition to competency-based pediatric training in the United Arab Emirates Career choice, professional education and development

Halah Ibrahim, Hossam Al Tatari, Eric S. Holmboe

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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.

Original languageBritish English
Article number65
JournalBMC Medical Education
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2015

Keywords

  • Competency-based medical education
  • International medical education
  • Outcomes-based training
  • Pediatrics
  • Residency

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