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Department of Pediatrics

Milestone and EPA Assessment for the Core Sub-specialties

This webpage has been created as a central repository of milestone assessment information for faculty, coordinators and fellows in the Department of Pediatrics.  In June of 2015, our core fellowship programs (listed below) started reporting on a set of 21 sub-competencies and milestones.   

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Critical Care
  • Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Emergency Medicine 
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Neonatology
  • Nephrology
  • Pulmonary
  • Rheumatology


What are Milestones?

Simply defined, a milestone is a significant point in development. For accreditation purposes, the Milestones are competency-based developmental outcomes (e.g., knowledge, skills, attitudes, and performance) that can be demonstrated progressively by residents and fellows from the beginning of their education through graduation to the unsupervised practice of their specialties. (taken from the milestones FAQs document provided below) 

ACGME Milestones FAQs


What is the Clinical Competency Committee?

Each sub-specialty has developed a Clinical Competency Committee (CCC), which is comprised of faculty within the sub-specialty who play a significant role in the education of their fellow(s).  With the assistance of the program coordinator, the CCC will gather feedback about each fellow and then report on a set of 21 sub-competencies. 


Tools for the Coordinator and the CCC

  • Here is a great set of slides provided by the APPD for coordinators as they assist their program director with the task of gathering feedback for the CCC:  APPD CCC Preparation Tool for Coordinators
  • Here are instructions to help you to navigate the milestone maintenance system here at UC Denver:

      Link to Medhub instructions:  Medhub Milestones Maintenance System  

  • Here is a sample of the ACGME Milestone Reporting Tool in WebAds for General Pediatrics.  Caveat: the WebAds reporting tool for the sub-specialties will have the same layout, but not the same milestones.

      WebAds Milestones evaluation tool:  Sample ACGME Peds Milestone Evaluation Template 

  • In addition, below are quick reference tools related to the milestones and the EPAs. 

Just click on any of the beige colored pads to view or download any document.    

Miller's Pyramid of Clinical Competence
GME Envelope of Expectations  aka Milestones 
ACGME Six Core Competency Domains


21 Pediatric sub-specialty Milestones to be reported semi-annually
Milestone Template
The Original Pediatric Milestones Project
Pnina Weiss Abbreviated Milestones
 EPA Article by Tom Parker and Doug Jones
Entrustable Professional
Activities Common to all
​​​1. Patient Care
PC1 (PMP PC3) - Transfer of care that ensures seamless transitions
PC2 (PMP PC6) - Make informed diagnostic and therapeutic decisions
PC3 (PMP PC7) - Develop and carry out management plans
PC4 (PMP PC12) - Provide appropriate role modeling
Adolescent Medicine EPAs
Cardiology EPAs
Child Abuse EPAs
Critical Care EPAs
Development & Behavior EPAs
Endocrinology EPAs
Gastroenterology EPAs
2. Medical Knowledge
MK1 (PMP PBLI6) - Locate, appraise, and assimilate evidence from scientific studies
Hematology/Oncology EPAs
Infectious Diseases EPAs
3. Systems Based Practice
SBP1 (PMP SBP1) - Work effectively in various health care delivery settings and systems
Neonatology EPAs
Pulmonology EPAs
Rheumatology EPAs
SBP2 (PMP SBP2) - Coordinate patient care within the health care system relevant to their clinical specialty
Below is a list of assessment tools that have been provided by our own programs within the Department of Pediatrics
SBP3(PMP SBP3) - Incorporate considerations of cost awareness and risk-benefit analysis in patient care
Hem Simplified Milestones 
Hem 1st year Inpatient form 
Hem 1st year Procedures
SBP4 (PMP SBP5) - Work in inter-professional teams to enhance patient safety and improve patient care quality
PEM 360 Evaluation
PEM Patient Satisfaction
SBP5 (PMP SBP6) - Participate in identifying system errors and implementing potential systems solutions
CAP Objective Evaluation JC
CAP Objective Eval Didactic
CAP Fellow Patient Evaluation
CAP Objective SOC Evaluation
4. Practice Based Learning & Improvement
PBLI1 (PMP PBLI1) - Identify strengths, deficiencies, and limits in one’s knowledge and expertise
GAST Milestone Assessment Tool
NEO  Milestone Worksheet
PBLI2 (PMP PBLI4) - Systematically analyze practice using quality improvement methods
CARDS Milestone Eval Form
CARDS Assessment Tool
CARDS Assessment Summary
PBLI3 (PMPPBLI7) - Use information technology to optimize learning and care delivery
PBLI4 (PBLI9) - Participate in the education of patients, families, students, residents, fellows, and other health professionals
5. Professionalism
PROF1 (PMP PROF) - Professional Conduct : High standards of ethical behavior which includes maintaining appropriate professional boundaries
PROF2 (PMP PPD5) - Trustworthiness that makes colleagues feel secure when one is responsible for the care of patients
PROF3 (PMP PPD6) - Provide leadership skills that enhance team functioning, the learning environment, and/or the health care delivery system
PROF4 (PMP PPD8) - The capacity to accept that ambiguity is part of clinical medicine and to recognize the need for and to utilize appropriate resources in dealing with uncertainty
6. Interprofessional Communication Skills
ICS1 (PMP ICS3) - Communicate effectively with physicians, other health professionals, and health-related agencies
ICS2 (PMP ICS4) - Work effectively as a member or leader of a health care team or other professional group
ICS3 (ICS5) - Act in a consultative role to other physicians and health professionals