Clinical Competency Committees

ACGME programs must have a Clinical Competency Committee (CCC) appointed by the program director that functions in compliance with both the common program and program specific requirements. The goal of the CCC is to provide broad input from several individuals to assist the program director in making  evaluative decisions regarding the performance and abilities of trainees in his/her program. The program director may serve as the chair of the CCC or he/she may appoint another faculty member as chair.

The CCC functions in an advisory role by meeting regularly to review all completed evaluations and providing a consensus based recommendation to the program director as to the standing of each trainee in the program. The Committee will provide performance based assessments that respect the personal privacy of the residents or clinical fellows in the program. The Committee must function objectively and in a manner that promotes the highest levels of professionalism and confidentiality. The program director has final responsibility for each trainee’s evaluation and promotion decisions.

Each CCC must be composed of at least three members of the program faculty and meet at a minimum every six months. Faculty members may include physicians and non physicians from the core program or required rotations in other specialties who teach and evaluate the program’s residents or clinical fellows. Meeting minutes must be taken as a brief summary written in a fair and balanced manner.

Each CCC must have a written description of its responsibilities, including its current membership that will be submitted to the Office of Graduate Medical Education annually. At a minimum, the CCC will:

  • Review all resident or clinical fellow evaluations semi annually;
  • Prepare and assure the reporting of Milestones evaluations of each residentor clinical fellow semiannually to the ACGME (RRC);
  • Advise the program director regarding resident or clinical fellow progress,including promotion, remediation, and dismissal;
  • Prepare a report summarizing the Committee’s recommendations and rationale for any adverse action recommendations from each meeting; and
  • Advise the Program Evaluation Committee about any evaluation issues identified during Clinical Competence Committee meetings.

Approved, GMEC:
October 21, 2013