Competency-Based Medical Education: The Good, the Bad, and How We Can Shape the Future

Authors
  • Linda Regan, MD

    Dr. Linda Regan is Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Johns Hopkins. She serves as the Program Director for the EM residency program, the new combined EM-Anesthesia residency program, as well as the Medical Education Fellowship. Dr. Regan is well known at Johns Hopkins for her work as an educational program builder, and is well known for the Focused Advanced Specialty Track, or FAST, program within the residency program, a unique program that allows residents to develop a focused niche during their final year of residency.

    Dr. Regan’s interests lay mainly in curriculum development and evaluation, resident evaluation and feedback, as well as new applications of adult learning theory to post graduate education. She has extensive interest and experience in resident remediation, in particular for professionalism and communication skills, and is a frequent lecturer on this topic. She is also in charge of faculty development in her department and runs a robust longitudinal program in her department. Her clinical interests involve special population topics. In addition to her scholarly work, she has received multiple teaching awards from the residents she teaches, is a 2012 ACEP Faculty Teaching Award winner, as well as the 2016 national recipient of the Emergency Medicine Residency Associations (EMRA) Residency Director of the Year award.

    Dr. Regan served on the program committee for the Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine (CORD) for many years, including three years as a track chair for the Best Practices track. She served for four years as a member of the CORD Board of Directors and is a current member of the RRC in Emergency Medicine.
  • Laura Hopson, MD

  • Michael Gisondi, MD

    Associate Professor, Vice Chair of Education, Mentor

    Stanford School of Medicine - Department of Emergency Medicine

    Dr. Michael Gisondi is the inaugural Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University. He is the Principal and Founder of the Precision Education and Assessment Research Lab (The PEARL), Co-Director of the Scholarly Concentration in Medical Education, and the faculty advisor for LGBTQ+ Meds at Stanford School of Medicine. He is a Distinguished Member of the Stanford Medicine Teaching and Mentoring Academy. Dr. Gisondi is a medical education researcher and an expert in the application of social media in medical education. He is a member of the editorial boards of Academic Life in Emergency Medicine, International Clinician Educators Blog, and the Journal of Education and Teaching in Emergency Medicine. He is an associate editor for the textbook, Emergency Medicine, and conference faculty with the national certification course, EPEC-EM: Education in Palliative and End-of-life Care in Emergency Medicine. Dr Gisondi previously served on the Board of Directors for the Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine. Earlier in his career, he served as Residency Program Director, Medical Education Scholarship Fellowship Director (SAEM-approved), and Director of the Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators at Northwestern University. In 2014, Dr. Gisondi was awarded the National Faculty Teaching Award of the American College of Emergency Physicians and was named Alumnus of the Year by Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He completed the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Chair Development Program and the Stanford Medicine Leadership Academy.
  • Jeremy Branzetti, MD