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"We want students to improve themselves and improve the systems that they will work in, to improve society."—George C. Mejicano, MD, MS

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Medicine is implementing a novel, learner-centered, competency-based curriculum. This program enables students to advance through individualized learning plans as they achieve key milestones tracked by a personal portfolio. Faculty members serve as student coaches and mentors, teaching and assessing skills related to informatics, quality science and interprofessional teamwork.

2019 spring consortium meeting

Poster presented: Program to Accelerate Competency-Based,Time-Variable Medical Education (PACE) (PDF)

The primary purpose of the Program to Accelerate Competency-based Education (PACE) is to help the OHSU School of Medicine fully implement a competency-based, time-variable framework. This program will serve as a proof of concept that OHSU’s GME programs can successfully incorporate new medical school graduates at various times throughout the year.

We plan to set aside roughly 10% of our PGY-1 slots—across a wide variety of specialties—so that approximately 16 graduates will be able to start their OHSU residency program whenever they are deemed “residency ready” by the MD program.

Principal investigator: George Mejicano, MD, MS, senior associate dean for education

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