The Individual Education Plan (IEP) serves as a tool to support your lifelong learning. IEPs offer a structured approach to assessing and planning your intentions for your learning. All residency programs are required by ACGME to include evidence of ongoing, self-directed learning by all residents throughout their training as a standard for certification, and the Criteria for Excellence suggests that all residencies should develop IEPs for all residents. These IEPs should be reviewed and updated by the residents and their advisor on a semi-annual basis. We have formulated this tool as a means for you to reflect on yourself and your learning. Please complete each part and discuss with your advisor and program director at your meetings.

1. What do you see yourself doing post-graduation? How can we best support you to develop the skills to assure your success?

2. What curricular areas/ competencies are your weakest? How can we help you in these areas?

3. What curricular areas/ competencies are your strengths? How can we help you build on these strengths?

4. What electives do you want/need?

5. How do you maintain a healthy life balance between the professional and personal?

appropriate. . and effective treatment of health problems and the promotion of health.” Competency Area: Goal: Strategies: Progress on the plan (2nd meeting): Results of the plan (3rd meeting): Competency areas: Patient Care: Compassionate. epidemiological and social-behavioral sciences. SMARTER goals are: S = Specific (describe exactly what you want to do) M = Measurable (establish concrete criteria for measuring progress) A = Attainable (focus on what is important as part of a larger goal) R = Realistic (are “do-able”) T = Time-bound (determine time frame for achievement of goal) E = Evaluated (select evidence that will demonstrate achievement) R = Re-assessed (plan for next steps when time frame closes) “By (Time frame). and to continuously improve patient care based on constant selfevaluation and life-long learning. as well as the application of this knowledge to patient care. performing clinical procedures in & out patient and in line with core principles of family medicine Medical Knowledge: Knowledge of established and evolving biomedical.6. as Measured by (Evaluation evidence). as well as the ability to call effectively on other resources in the system to provide optimal health care. to appraise and assimilate scientific evidence. 7. With your advisor. set a SMARTER goal and describe a couple of strategies you will use to reach it. Professionalism: The commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities and an adherence to ethical principles. Systems-based Practice: Awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care. Attainable goal) will be achieved by (Realistic plan). clinical. (Specific. On what one or two competency areas do you want to focus this year? See list below for competencies. specific to content area. Practice-based Learning: The ability to investigate and evaluate care of patients.

and health professionals. draft jvd 1/09 . Osteopathic Philosophy/ Integrative Medicine: Life-long learners who practice habits aligned with osteopathic/ integrative philosophy. their families. Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine: Knowledge and application of accepted standards in OMT.Interpersonal and Communication Skills: The effective exchange of information and collaboration with patients.

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