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MedEd Grand Rounds: A Clear View on Physician Certification - What should guide these decisions? with Olle ten Cate

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12pm to 1pm

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Zoom information will be sent to participants the week prior to the session.


Led by:

Olle ten Cate, PhD
Professor of Medical Education
Senior Scientist at the Utrecht Center for Research and Development of Health Professions Education, University Medical Center Utrecht
Adjunct Professor, UCSF School of Medicine
Founding Co-Director, UMCU-UCSF Doctoral Program in Health Professions Education

Worldwide, standards for certification of medical specialist are being proposed to ensure individuals are qualified to deliver safe, high-quality patient care. The decision of certification should reflect confidence to entrust the graduating learner with relevant professional tasks. Departing from findings in this area of Dr. Gersten Jonker's doctoral studies in anesthesia training (he defended this dissertation in April 2021), Dr. ten Cate will share his views on the evolution of the definition of medical competence and on the approaches to assess learner readiness for entrustment with clinical responsibilities.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

Distinguish between canonical knowledge and skill versus context dependent competence
Consider how high levels of competence merge the science and the art of patient care
Explain how rigorous assessment for safety and quality of patient care may be two different things


UCSF is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The above credit is inclusive of all UCSF Educational Skills Workshops and the Teaching Scholars Program. Credit available for this event only is 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

UCSF Educational Skills Workshops and Med Ed Grand Rounds have been approved by UCSF Rehabilitative Services for up to 7 continuing education hours per year total. Questions regarding this approval should be directed to (415) 514-6779.

Course No. MGR22075.

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