2017 ACC/HRS Lifelong Learning Statement for Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialists

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The 2017 ACC/HRS Lifelong Learning Statement for Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialists complements the 2015 ACC/AHA/HRS Advanced  Training Statement on clinical cardiac electrophysiology  (CCEP) by focusing on the competencies expected of practicing cardiac electrophysiologists throughout their careers. It also recognizes those competencies that exceed standard expectations and may be achieved and maintained by some cardiac electrophysiologists based on their specific training and practice focus. This document provides examples of appropriate measures for assessing competence in the context of lifelong learning.

The lifelong learning competencies for CCEP are organized using the six domains promulgated by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)/American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and endorsed by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The document focuses on clinical competencies, encompassing both the medical knowledge competencies and patient care and procedural skills competencies related to CCEP, as well as the professional behavior competencies that pertain to CCEP, describing competencies for systems-based practice, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, and professionalism, and also addresses leadership and administrative competencies that pertain to CCEP specialists.