Defining, Achieving, and Maintaining Competence in Cardiovascular Training and Practice

Jeffrey T. Kuvin, Eric Williams

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Patients, hospitals, insurers, and the public rely on competent physicians. The definition and documentation of competency in cardiovascular training and practice continues to evolve. New tools, such as the American College of Cardiology's in-training examination, restructured Core Cardiovascular Training Statement, curricular and lifelong learning competencies, and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Milestones help define competent trainees and practitioners, and level the playing field. The American Board of Internal Medicine's Maintenance of Certification program is undergoing critical review, and a common vision of its future form and role are not yet clear. This paper explores present-day cardiovascular competency components, assessment tools, and strategies, and identifies challenges for the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1342-1347
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Sep 20 2016


  • assessment
  • certification
  • competency
  • education
  • milestones

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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