Session Description
Criteria to determine competence to perform procedures relevant to ACGME PCCM fellows’ training requirements have not been established. Traditionally, fellows have been trained utilizing the apprenticeship model, with determination of competency based on subjective faculty opinion and numbers of procedures performed. This presentation describes a more objective means of assessing procedural competency using video recording of a trainee performing the procedure during an actual patient encounter, with off-line scoring of the video by independent faculty observers utilizing a validated checklist. Thoracentesis is the prototype for procedural competency testing in this model.

Session Objectives
1. Describe a novel and objective method of assessing procedural competency using video review and a validated checklist.
2. Illustrate how video review can also be used as a training method.

Session Speakers
Effie Singas, MD – Northwell Health System
Luis Quintero, DO, MPH – Northwell Health System