August 1985

The Education and Evaluation of the Pediatric Resident-Reply

Author Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Am J Dis Child. 1985;139(8):748. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1985.02140100009008

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In Reply.—Dr Burg, blessed as he is with superb pedagogic skills, has asked several rhetorical questions, rhetorical in that he knows the answers. His intent, it would appear, is to have the answers set forth to educate or alert others. One of his concerns in relation to the RRC/Ped is as follows: "The techniques used to analyze the quality of educational programs should be subjected to periodic scrutiny by a broad and representative constituency of medical educators and knowledgeable persons both within and outside the community of physicians." This is exactly the process that exists. The accreditation of programs for residency training is the responsibility of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The ACGME may accredit programs on the recommendation of a Residency Review Committee (RRC), or it may delegate this authority to such an organization. The ACGME has delegated such authority to the RRC/Ped subject to

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