Can ACGME Milestones predict surgical specialty board passage: an example in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology
Background: Multiple tools including Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) standardized milestones can be utilized to assess trainee and residency program performance. However, little is known regarding the objective validation of these tools in predicting written board passage.
Methods: In this retrospective study, data was gathered on n = 45 Wayne State University Obstetrics and Gynecology program graduates over the five-year period ending July 2018. United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) scores, Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) in-training scores and ACGME milestones were used to predict American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) board passage success on first attempt. Significance was set at
Results: Written board passage was associated with average CREOGs (
Discussion: This study is the first validating the utility of milestones in a surgical specialty by demonstrating their ability to predict board passage. Residents with CREOGs or milestones below thresholds are at risk for board failure and may warrant early intervention.
Ottum S, Chao C, Tamakuwala S, Dean J, Shafi A, Kramer KJ, Kaur S, Recanati MA. Can ACGME Milestones predict surgical specialty board passage: an example in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2021 Oct 15;48(5):1048-1055. doi: 10.31083/j.ceog4805168. PMID: 34720368; PMCID: PMC8555913.