ACP, advisory board endorse Internal Medicine Milestones for residents

The Internal Medicine Education Redesign Advisory Board, with representation from multiple medical organizations, including ACP, has endorsed the release of Internal Medicine Milestones for use in the ACGME Next Accreditation System (NAS).


The Internal Medicine Education Redesign Advisory Board, with representation from multiple medical organizations, including ACP, has endorsed the release of Internal Medicine Milestones for use in the ACGME Next Accreditation System (NAS).

Internal Medicine Milestones is a document that provides medical education programs with a competency-based system for evaluating resident physicians and reporting results of their performance reviews to the ACGME. Milestones are knowledge, skills, attitudes, and other attributes for each of the ACGME competencies that describe the development of competence from an early learner up to and beyond that expected for unsupervised practice.

According to the advisory board, the Milestones document not only serves a vital role in transitioning to a competency-based system for graduate medical education, it also increases the transparency of performance expectations and provides residents with a valuable tool for self-assessment.