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The American College of Physicians Statements on Clinical Competence set forth the minimum criteria necessary for competent performance of specific procedures and are intended to facilitate assessments of physician competence during the course of privilege delineation decisions. To use the statements optimally, the following factors should be kept in mind.
1. There are at least four pathways to procedural competence:
a. A physician who completes an accredited residency or fellowship program may achieve certification in the respective specialty, which implies that the physician's procedural skills and competence have been documented in writing. For example, the American Board of Internal Medicine
. Guide for the Use of American College of Physicians Statements on Clinical Competence. Ann Intern Med. 1987;107:588–589. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-107-4-588
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(4):588-589.
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