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ACGME - MSUCOM SCS Regional Assessment Training Center

Assessment is essential to all of education, and graduate medical education is no exception. With the introduction of competency- and outcomes-based education, and with the ACGME’s current accreditation model that includes the Milestones, the urgency for high quality GME programs to meet the needs of learners and the public has grown substantially.

MSUCOM SCS is collaborating with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to co-sponsor regional faculty development opportunities dedicated to the needs of physician educators. This focused 3 1/2-day course will explore competency-based medical education and include hands-on activities to develop faculty competencies in assessment. Participants will learn and employ multiple assessment tools and strategies, including an experiential component developing skills in feedback and direct observation. This course provides faculty with a concentrated dose of material on evaluation and assessment.

Target audience is faculty seeking to increase their knowledge and skills around the topic of assessment including residency and fellowship program directors, associate program directors, chairs and members of Clinical Competency Committees (CCCs), clerkship directors, and any core teaching faculty with major responsibility for the assessment of residents/fellows/medical students.

Highlights of this highly experiential, hands-on course curriculum include:

  • Goals and principles of CBME
  • Practical application of multiple assessment methods and tools
  • How to create effective assessment systems
  • How to use the Milestones and Entrustable Professional Activities effectively
  • Direct Observation: feedback on your feedback

Registration Information

Enrollment is limited to 30 participants.

SCS Members:
If your program is a full or core member of SCS, your registration is complimentary. Lodging and travel expenses are the responsibility of attendees.
SCS Members register with Brandy Church at: Brandy Church

Non-SCS Members:
If your program is not affiliated with SCS, your registration fee is $900. This fee covers the course fee, CME, competency-based assessment textbook, three breakfasts, 3 lunches, breaks, and 2 group dinners. Lodging and travel expenses are the responsibility of attendees.
Non-SCS Members register with Brandy Church at: Brandy Church


This program is taught by nationally-recognized visiting faculty and college/community-based teaching faculty.

Eric Holmboe, MD, Sr. Vice President, Milestones Development and Evaluation, ACGME
Brandy Church, MA, Course Director and Director of Faculty Development, MSUCOM SCS
Andy Ekpenyong, MD, Internal Medicine Associate Program Director, Rush University Medical Center
Anissa Mattison, DO, Obstetrics/Gynecology Program Director, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
Saroj Misra, DO, Clinical Course Director and Family Medicine Program Director, Ascension Health - St. John Macomb-Oakland
JoAnn Mitchell, DO, Director of Medical Education, McLaren Oakland
Sandi Moutsios, MD, Course Director - Vanderbilt ACGME Regional Assessment Training Center Meds-Peds Program Director, Vanderbilt University
Jonathan Rohrer, PhD, DMin, Associate Dean, MSUCOM

Program Agenda

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018
East Lansing Marriott at University Place
1-1:30PM Welcome to MSU: Introductions and Program Overview
Brandy Church, MA
Jon Rohrer, PhD, DMin
1:30-2:45 Setting the Stage: Competency-Based Medical Education Theory to Practice
Eric Holmboe, MD
2:45-3 Break
3-4:30 Speaking the Same Language: Milestones, Competencies, EPAs
Brandy Church, MA
Saroj Misra, DO
4:30 Adjourn
6:30-8 Group Dinner and Campus Tour
Thursday, September 20, 2018
East Lansing Marriott at University Place
8AM Breakfast
8:30-10 What Does a Good Assessment Look Like?
Eric Holmboe, MD
10-10:15 Break
10:15-12 Exploring Assessment Tools and Reviewing Your Assessment System
Jon Rohrer, PhD, DMin
12-1PM Lunch
1-3 Direct Observation
Sandi Moutsios, MD
Eric Holmboe, MD
3-5 Providing Effective Feedback
Saroj Misra, DO
5-7 Group Dinner
Friday, September 21, 2018
MSUCOM Learning and Assessment Center and East Lansing Marriott at University Place
7-7:45AM Breakfast and Simulation Introductions
7:45-12 Direct Observation: Feedback on Your Feedback
12-1:30 PM     Working Lunch: Reflecting on Your Direct Observation Sessions
1:30-2:30 Making Comments Count: Getting the Most out of your Narrative Feedback
Saroj Misra, DO
2:30-3:30 Strategies for Providing Verbal and Narrative Feedback in a Busy Practice
Saroj Misra, DO
3:30 Adjourn - Dinner on Own
Saturday, September 22, 2018
East Lansing Marriott at University Place
7:30AM Breakfast
8-9:15 Resident Self-Assessment: Tools and Strategies
Jon Rohrer, PhD, DMin
9:15-10:45 Learner Remediation
Eric Holmboe, MD
10:45-11 Break
11-12 SMART Action Plans for Continuous Improvement
Brandy Church, MA
12-1PM Working Lunch: Your Take-Home Assessment Action Plan
Brandy Church, MA
Saroj Misra, DO


Attendees will be provided with a foundation of knowledge in clinical assessment and evaluation during this interactive course. The goal of the course is to enhance faculty skills in competency-based assessment of residents/fellows/medical students.

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be better able to:

  • Define the goals and principles of competency-based medical education
  • Increase opportunities for trainee assessment that employ direct observation practices
  • Provide effective feedback to trainees during clinical education
  • Use milestones and Entrustable Professional Activities
  • Apply resident remediation strategies and approaches to foster successful interventions
  • Create effective assessment systems to bring to their home institutions

Training Location and Hotel Accommodations

A small number of guest rooms are available at the East Lansing Marriott at University Place, situated in the heart of MSU’s campus. This hotel is conveniently located in close proximity to numerous affordable restaurants and shows in East Lansing, and offers:

  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center / Pool
  • and more!

Rooms are available at a discounted rate of $170 per night. To reserve a room at the reduced rate, please make your hotel reservations via our special discount link at the Marriott website.

Hotel Registration Link


CME applications for AOA and AACME are still being processed. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.