Morbidity and mortality conference, grand rounds, and the ACGME's core competencies

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Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) Conferences are an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) mandated educational series that occur regularly at all institutions that have residency training programs. The potential for learning from medical errors, complications, and unanticipated outcomes is immense - provided that the focus is on education, as opposed to culpability. The education innovation described in this manuscript is the manner in which we have used the ACGME Outcome Project's 6 core competencies as the structure upon which the cases discussed at our M&M conference are framed. When presented at grand rounds in a novel format, M&M conference has not only maintained support for the quality improvement efforts in the Department, but has served to improve the educational impact of the conference.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1192-1194
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of general internal medicine
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2006


  • ACGME competencies
  • Grand rounds
  • Medical education
  • Morbidity and Mortality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine


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