Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education


We face many complexities in educating competent physicians in today's rapidly evolving medical field, including the enduring and emerging competencies required of the 21st century physician. Medical educators are exploring a future of competency-based education versus the current dominant paradigm, as well as analyzing the changes in roles and responsibilities for organizations, institutions, faculty, and students in a competency-based medical education world.
Medical Students using Anatomage Table

Competence Resources

Fulfilling medical education's social contract: Educating physicians for competence

The Educating for Competence webinar was presented on November 8, 2018, to a live national audience.


Catherine R Lucey, MD
Executive Vice Dean and Vice Dean for Education; The Faustino and Martha Molina Bernadett Presidential Chair in Medical Education; Professor of Medicine
University of California San Francisco School of Medicine

Sue Cox, MD
Executive Vice Dean of Academics and chair of the Department of Medical Education
Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin

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