The Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has established six competencies that must be integrated into Graduate Medical Education curriculum:

  • Patient Care
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Systems-based Practice
  • Practice-based Learning and Improvement
  • Professionalism
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills

Incorporating school health into residency training allows programs to meet the ACGME competencies and provides residents with early exposure to working with school personnel to care for the school-aged child.  The following can assist residency programs in training residents in school health:

School Health in Residency Training PowerPoint Presentation
Presented during the 2007 AAP National Conference & Exhibition, this presentation details the evolution of school health, the challenges of, opportunities in and pedagogical models for integrating school health into residency training and shares one trainee’s experiences working with schools during her training.
Note:  This presentation is for informational purposes only and does not necessarily represent the views or policy of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Any use of the content provided requires permission of the primary author. 

The Academic Pediatric Association
The Acaedemic Pediatric Association (APA) has developed more than 340 goals with objectives appropriate for the graduating pediatric resident.  These goals are a part of the APA Educational Guidelines (EG) that were developed by more than 300 experts in pediatrics and related fields. The Guidelines are not requirements and were designed for programs and faculty to adapt for local use to help them meet the competency requirements mandated by the Pediatric Residency Review Committee (RRC). Read more about the APA goals and objectives.

PREP The Curriculum® Content Specifications
PREP Content Specifications are heavily relied upon by residents preparing for board certification.  These content specifications may be used by Residency Directors to design curriculum, goals and objectives, and evaluation methods to meet the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) knowledge requirements for board certification. Read more about PREP Content Specifications.

Sample School Health Competency Documentation (courtesy of the University of South Florida)
This documentation tool provides an example of a simple way for trainees to capture the knowledge, skills, attitudes and other learnings gained from a school or community-based training activity.


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