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Celebrating Graduating Classes and New Trainees

Saying Good Bye, Saying Hello

by Candice Rettie

This is a time of transitions.  Summer is waning.  Leaves have begun their shift from hues of green to the vibrancy of fall.  Program Directors are welcoming new trainees while celebrating the accomplishments of departing trainees.  New trainees are learning about their local communities; mastering their new EMRs; acclimating to various clinics.  New graduates have […]

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Standard 4 — Eligibility for Accreditation – It’s About Quality and Competence

Passenger ferries and training programs assure safety in practice and quality in service

by Candice Rettie

I’ve been thinking about how to present the topic of eligibility for accreditation.  The answer came when my husband and I made a recent day-trip that included two round-trip ferry rides.  For ferries and for accreditation the determinants of success are quality and competence, not size or longevity. Let me tell you a bit more about […]

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Accreditation – Billie Beane, the Oakland A’s and Crosswalking Curriculum and Evaluation

The importance of integrating curriculum and evaluation

by Candice Rettie

This was another one of those challenging blogs for me.  Crosswalking the curriculum and evaluation is an important topic.  It makes sense and seems straight forward.  However, in practice it can quickly become complicated and overwhelmingly detailed.  As I found when trying to write this blog. There were way too many drafts that were too […]

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Accreditation–Standard 3 Evaluation

Developing Your Program's Evaluation Plan

by Candice Rettie

Continuing the baking theme from the last curriculum blog – Have you ever watched The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) on PBS? It is an annual 10-week competition where amateur bakers demonstrate their craftsmanship with cakes, breads, pastries and desserts.  The contestants assemble for a few hours in the chilly British country-side under a large garden party […]

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Accreditation — Standard 3 Evaluation

Overview

by Candice Rettie

There is lots of news about the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympic games.  Will Rio be ready?  Will there be doping sanctions?  Which athletes are going to represent the United States?  After the CDC posted a Level 2 Alert in response to the threat from Zika, stellar US athletes in golf and soccer gave notice that […]

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