Teaching and Assessing Competencies

May 21
UCSF Library, Room CL-221/222
530 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco CA


Key Educational Skills Workshop
Teaching and Assessing Competencies


  1. Live at Parnassus, Teaching and Learning Center, UCSF Library, 2nd Fl., Rm. CL-221/222, 1-5pm
  2. Via videoconference (with live small group facilitator) at SFGH Building 20, 2nd floor, room # 2202, Ward 22, SFGH Telemedicine room, 1-5pm

Led by:

Patricia O’Sullivan, EdD
Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Research and Development in Medical Education

Susan Promes, MD
Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Director, Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Now that educational programs are expected to address the six general competencies, faculty must begin to think about the teaching and assessment methods they use. Faculty need to learn to use program-wide performance data to inform curricular change. Participants will spend the afternoon discussing their current teaching and assessment methods, implementation strategies and challenges. For each competency several best practices will be identified and shared.

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Examine your program’s evaluation system in light of others’ experiences.
  • Identify best teaching and assessment practices and understand what has led to their success.
  • Consider the steps necessary to prepare your program for a site visit.
  • Identify effective methods for teaching that target the competency areas.
The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The UCSF School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of four AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

Course No. MGR13075