Designing and Implementing a Competency Framework

May 9, 2011 9:00 AM

Susan Albright, Tufts University

Increasingly schools use frameworks of competencies as a basis for their health professions curriculum. The development of such frameworks and their implementation within electronic systems is no small task. In this workshop, we will walk through the steps involved in implementing an electronic competency framework including: 1) The process (and potential pitfalls) of creating a competency framework de novo 2) the relationship between competencies and assessment 3) the process of developing an electronic system to manage the competency framework across a health professions curriculum. Participants will share experiences from their own organizations and work together to identify the challenges, opportunities, and lessons learned.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe a process for developing competency frameworks
  • Identify challenges and potential barriers to developing and implementing competency frameworks
  • Identify opportunities available with the implementation of competency frameworks in an electronic system