Concurrence letter Approval letterApproval letter
No expiration date Approval 365 daysApproval 365 days
No action unless change Continuing review Continuing review
IRB Education Modules: Mandatory education must be completed every 3 years. This education is required for any individual involved in the direct conduct of the research study; for example, principal investigators, subinvestigators, and study coordinators. Those subinvestigators performing outside services that are standard of care and do not require research intervention do not have to complete these modules. Certification of completion can be printed from the Miami site after all modules have been completed.
Contact Information: L. Wiley Nifong, MD, Chair Biomedical Committee
University and Medical Center Institutional Review Board (UMCIRB)
Ed Warren Life Sciences Building 104
Office 252-744-2914/Fax 252-744-2284
Competency-based Training: The Outcome Project
When we learn new skills we move through levels of competence that can be described as: Novice, Beginner, Competent, Proficient, and Expert. We may be proficient at some skills and a novice or even expert at others. Residency training is meant to make you, at a minimum, a competent physician on completion of your program. As you gain experience as a practicing physician, you will move towards a higher level of competence, towards being expert. The following information is taken from , and provides an overview of the general competencies you will be required to demonstrate before completion of your program. As you read through the description of the competencies below, you will notice that they are quite general—your program will further define the competencies in specialty-specific language for you.
ACGME General Competencies
The residency program must require its residents to obtain competence in the six areas listed below to the level expected of a new practitioner. Programs must define the specific knowledge, skills, behaviors, and attitudes required, and provide educational experiences as needed in order for their residents to demonstrate the following:
Patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of health programs and the promotion of health;
March 17, 2009