Guidelines for developing Aims
Aims statements are the most crucial element.
- These provide a big-picture view
- Everything else is viewed through the lens of Aims
Gather information from stakeholders.
- Medical students
- Hospital leadership
Find out key expectations of the program (specific)
- Aims show intentionality in program design. ACGME will ask:
- How is your program different from other programs in the same specialty?
- What types of trainees, training for particular careers or populations do you serve?
- Is your program congruent with the Aims?
A. Who are we currently?
- Who do we train?
- What do they do after completion?
- What constitutes the community of patients for whom we provide care?
B. Who do we want to be?
- What are the characteristics of the applicants we would like to recruit?
- Who do we want to train and for what career paths?
C. How do we get there?
- What are we doing that currently would advance our Aims?
- What do we need to be doing to advance our Aims?
- What additional resources, if any, do we need to advance our Aims?
- What stakeholders need to be invited to assist?