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This presentation provides the definition and importance of competency, comparison of competency and training, as well as a description of competency assessment including its purpose, accreditation and regulatory requirements. Differences in competency assessment and performance appraisal are discussed. The presentation also provides guidance on establishing a competency assessment program, documentation requirements and managing unsuccessful competency assessments. 

This presentation was originally presented by Susan E. Richardson, M.D., FRCPC, Hospital for Sick Children, in Dec. 2016. PDF upated in Feb. 2021. 

This presentation is intended for educational use only.

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Nicole Jackson, clinmicro@asmusa.org