Joined September 2013

"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)

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.

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

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

Joined September 2013

"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)

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.

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

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

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