Course Information
Developing Faculty Competencies in Assessment:  An ACGME-UCLA Interactive Workshop
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Luskin Conference Center and UCLA Simulation Center
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, California
May 31, 2017 to June 03, 2017
*Please note that the course syllabus will be available online only to registered attendees.
A password link will be sent prior to the course.

Course Description

UCLA is collaborating with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to co-sponsor regional faculty development opportunities dedicated to the needs of academic physicians.  The initial offering is a faculty development course on the clinical evaluation and assessment of residents.  Based on a successful week-long course, sponsored by the ACGME, this focused three-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.

The target audience is faculty seeking to increase their knowledge and skills around the topic of assessment including core teaching faculty, program directors, associate program directors, clerkship directors, and other interested faculty.

Topics will include:

  • Competency-Based Medical Education—Theory to Practice
  • Speaking the Same Language: Milestones, Competencies, EPAs
  • Medical Educator Competencies
  • What Does a Good Assessment Look Like?
  • Exploring Assessment Tools
  • Providing Effective Feedback
  • Direct Observation:  Feedback on Your Feedback (Simulation Center)
  • Team-Based Learning and Assessment
  • Resident Remediation
  • Resident Self-Assessment:  Tools and Strategies
  • Take-Home Action Plan
  • Clinical Competency Committee Management

Registration Information



Please call the UCLA CME Office at (310) 794-2620 if you have any questions.

Registration Fees

  • $950.00 - Covers course fee, CME, competency-based assessment textbook, flash drive with course materials, three breakfasts, two lunches, breaks, one evening dinner.  Lodging and travel expenses are the responsibility of attendees.


Guest Faculty

Eric Holmboe, MD, FACP, FRCP
Senior Vice President, Milestone Development and Evaluation
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Sandi Moutsios, MD
Program Director, Medicine-Pediatrics
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Faculty

Clarence H. Braddock III, MD, MPH, MACP
Professor of Medicine
Maxine and Eugene Rosenfeld Chair in Medical Education
Vice Dean for Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Chief Medical Education Officer, UCLA Health System

Kim Crooks, PhD
Director, Office of Graduate Medical Education

Jodi Friedman, MD
Clinical Professor, Internal Medicine
Program Director, Internal Medicine

Arthur G. Gomez, MD, FACP
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Yue Ming Huang, EdD, MHS
Associate Adjunct Professor, Anesthesiology
Education/Operations Director, UCLA Simulation Center

Vishad Nabili, MD, FACS
Associate Professor
Program Director, Head and Neck Surgery

Kate Perkins, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
Vice Chair for Education, Pediatrics
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
Designated Institutional Official

Lisa Skinner, MD
Associate Clinical Professor, Internal Medicine
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine

Randolph H. Steadman, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Vice Chair for Education, Anesthesiology
Chief, Anesthesia for Liver Transplantation
Director, UCLA Simulation Center

Denise Sur, MD
Clinical Professor, Family Medicine
Program Director, Family Medicine
Vice Chair for Education, Family Medicine

Areti Tillou, MD, FACS, MSEd
Professor of Clinical Surgery
Vice Chair for Education
Director, The UCLA Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology (CASIT) Accredited Education Institute (AEI)

Judi A. Turner, MD, PhD
Associate Clinical Professor, Anesthesiology
Program Director, Anesthesiology
Associate Vice Chair for Education, Anesthesiology

Program Agenda

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Luskin Conference Center
1:00 - 1:30 Welcome to UCLA: Introductions and Program Overview
Kim Crooks, PhD, Areti Tillou, MD, FACS, MSEd, and Clarence H. Braddock III, MD, MPH, MACP
1:30 - 2:45 Competency-Based Medical Education: Theory to Practice
Eric Holmboe, MD, FACP, FRCP
2:45 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 4:30 Speaking the Same Language: Milestones, Competencies, EPAs
Denise Sur, MD and Judi A. Turner, MD, PhD
4:30 - 4:45 Break
4:45 - 6:00 Medical Educator Competencies Defined
Clarence H. Braddock III, MD, MPH, MACP

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Luskin Conference Center
8:00 Breakfast
8:30 - 10:00 What Does a Good Assessment Look Like?
Denise Sur, MD and Jodi Friedman, MD
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 12:00 Exploring Assessment Tools and Reviewing Your Assessment System
Jodi Friedman, MD and Areti Tillou, MD, FACS, MSEd
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 Direct Observation
Lisa Skinner, MD and Eric Holmboe, MD, FACP, FRCP
3:00 - 5:00 Providing Effective Feedback
Kate Perkins, MD, PhD, Arthur G. Gomez, MD, FACP, and Kim Crooks, PhD
5:00 - 5:30 Performance Dimension Training
Sandi Moutsios, MD
6:00 Dinner
Tanino Restaurant

Friday, June 2, 2017

UCLA Simulation Center
7:00 - 7:45 Breakfast and Simulation Introduction
7:45 - 12:00 Direct Observation: Hands-On Casework-Standardized Residents and Patients
"Feedback on Your Feedback"
Organizers: Kim Crooks, PhD, Yue Ming Huang, EdD, MHS, Sandi Moutsios, MD, and Areti Tillou, MD, FACS, MSEd
12:00 - 1:00 Working Lunch: Reflecting on Your Direct Observation Session
Kim Crooks, PhD and Sandi Moutsios, MD
1:00 - 2:00 Team-Based Learning and Assessment
Randolph H. Steadman, MD and Yue Ming Huang, EdD, MHS
2:00 - 2:15 Break
2:15 - 3:15 Learner Remediation (Panel Discussion and Case Debates)
Vishad Nabili, MD, FACS, Kate Perkins, MD, PhD, Areti Tillou, MD, FACS, MSEd, and Judi A. Turner, MD, PhD
3:15 - 3:45 Skills Remediation
Vishad Nabili, MD, FACS and Areti Tillou, MD, FACS, MSEd

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Luskin Conference Center
7:30 Breakfast
8:00 - 9:15 Clinical Competency Committee Approaches and Management
Kim Crooks, PhD and Judi A. Turner, MD, PhD
9:15 - 10:15 Resident Self-Assessment: Tools and Strategies
Eric Holmboe, MD, FACP, FRCP
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:30 Your Take-Home Assessment Action Plan
Kim Crooks, PhD and Areti Tillou, MD, FACS, MSEd


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 and fellows.

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

  • Understand 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 after actively participating in education simulations
  • Employ effective management strategies for their Clinical Competency Committees
  • Understand and 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


The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM.  Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The FDA has issued a concept paper which classifies commercial support of scientific and educational programs as promotional unless it can be affirmed that the program is "truly independent" and free of commercial influence. In addition to independence, the FDA requires that nonpromotional, commercially supported education be objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous. The policy further states that all potential conflicts of interest of the CME staff and faculty be fully disclosed to the program's participants. In addition, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education policy now mandates that the provider adequately manages all identified potential conflicts of interest prior to the program. We at UCLA fully endorse the letter and spirit of these concepts.



UCLA Luskin Conference Center
425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

UCLA Simulation Center
700 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Directions to UCLA and Parking

From the 405 freeway, exit Wilshire Blvd., East toward Westwood. Turn left on Westwood Blvd., travel past Charles E. Young Dr. South, and make a left onto Structure 8 driveway (located just before the parking information kiosk and conference center). Proceed up the ramp to level four and park in any of the Pay-by-Plate parking spots. After parking, purchase a parking permit at any Pay-by-Plate station and place the permit/receipt on your vehicle dashboard. Rate is $1 per 20 minutes for up to three hours. All- day parking is available for $12 (expires the following day after purchase at 6:59 a.m.). Overnight parking is available at a rate of $28 per day (expires at 5:29 p.m.)

To access the conference center via the bridge, take the east stairs down one level and cross over Strathmore Place.

Hotel Accommodations

Hotel Angeleno
170 N. Church Lane
Los Angeles, CA 90049

A block of rooms has been reserved at the special rate of $189 per night (plus tax).

Rate includes complimentary valet parking, wireless internet access, a courtesy car to provide transportation to the UCLA campus, and wine hour every evening from 5:30-6:30 pm.

Please use the reservations line at (866) 264-3536 to book reservations. Make sure to reference the "UCLA Office of Continuing Medical Edu Group" room block in order to receive the special discounted rate.

Guests can also use the booking link below to make reservations online. The link works best using Firefox/Google Chrome and is not mobile friendly so best to use on a tablet or PC.
Block cutoff date: May 10, 2017