The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and American Board of Urology (ABU) are jointly spearheading a pioneering initiative to advance educational outcome assessment in urology residency training. This initiative entails formulating specific urology-specific expectations with regards to the six core competencies and defining the levels of performance expected of each resident at each time-point in training (the milestones). A second important activity involves identification of the core tools each urology residency program will use in the evaluation of resident learning and performance against the milestones.
Philipp Dahm, MD, MHSc is Associate Professor of Urology at the University of Florida, Associate Residency Program Director and voting member on the Education Council of the AUA. He was invited to join the twelve members Milestone Working Group for his expertise and experience in teaching evidence based medicine. The Milestone group convened for the first time on February 27th/28th at the ACGME headquarters in Chicago, IL. The efforts of the group are expected to take 18 months and result in a major advancement in urology resident education.