Currently, the council works closely with the Milestone Task Force, which is charged with developing the milestone groups and criteria that will be used by residency training programs to assess several aspects of the clinical competencies. This important initiative has the possibility of being a transformational change in both the evaluation of individual residents and the accreditation of training programs, and input from the council has been used along the way toward development. The council is also working with the OPDO on a potential project to improve the screening process for residency applicants, with a goal of identifying (and selecting out) applicants who are not an ideal fit for the specialty.
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In summary, the ABOto Education Council provides a critical forum where leadership representing the board, department chairs, program directors, the RRC and academic faculty can regularly meet and address issues around the training and education of residents, who represent the future of the specialty.