Educator Competencies and Milestones

Enduring - This is a virtual, asynchronous educational session that is part of the Center for Faculty and Professional Development’s Foundations in Medical Education Grand Rounds series.

About the Speaker: Laura Edgar, EdD is the Vice President for Milestone Development. In her current role, she serves as an organizational and department leader. She leads volunteers and staff members through the development of Milestones and related materials for all ACGME accredited specialties. Dr. Edgar creates and manages the Milestones resources that aid program directors, learners, and Clinical Competency Committees. She serves as a liaison to the medical education community and is a frequent speaker on topics related to the Milestones, Clinical Competency Committees, assessment, education, and accreditation. She previously served as the Executive Director for Milestones Development and the Review Committees for Medical Genetics and Genomics, Pathology, and Radiation Oncology.  ​

Prior to working at ACGME, Dr. Edgar worked in the clinical laboratory for 10 years and then directed several domestic and international certification, accreditation, and scientific organizations. Dr. Edgar earned her doctorate in education, focusing on organizational leadership after obtaining a bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory sciences and a master’s degree in business administration. She is a certified medical technologist and a certified association executive. ​

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists and social workers.  Other learner groups, such as. residents, fellows, medical students, non-clinician educators, GME program administrators and other education staff would also benefit from this education.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • define "clinical educator"
  • describe the Clinician Educator Milestones and Supplemental Guide
  • perform a self-reflection based on three educator sub-competencies
  • identify professional development opportunities for growth in the educator milestones
  • describe how to incorporate the competencies and milestones into practice
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    • 1.00 ANCC
    • 1.00 Participation Credit
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 

    Educator Competencies and Milestones

    This is an asynchronous enduring material activity.
    Activity Director
    Robert Cooney, MD, MSMedMEd
    Associate Dean, Faculty Development
    Geisinger Medical Center
    Laura Edgar, EdD
    Vice President for Milestone Development
    Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)


    In support of improving patient care, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.




    Credit Designation 

    Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity. 

    Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine designates this live activity for 1 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity.


    This Geisinger continuing education activity is designed for use by healthcare professionals for educational purposes only.  Information and opinions offered by the contributors represent their viewpoints.  Conclusions drawn by the participant should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. Prescription information and use of medical devices should be undertaken only after confirmation by consulting the FDA-approved uses and information.

    While Geisinger makes every effort to have accurate information presented, no warranty, expressed or implied, is offered.  The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision-making before applying any information whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

    Terms of Approval

    May 5, 2023 - May 5, 2026

    Original release date

    May 5, 2023

    Peer Review

    On May 5, 2023, this continuing education online material was reviewed by Katie Klinger, MEd, Education Specialist, Continuing Education, Geisinger, Danville, PA. To ensure the scientific relevance of this enduring material, its contents will be reviewed again in May 2026.


    Faculty and all others who have the ability to control the content of continuing education activities sponsored by the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine must disclose to the program audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s).

    If at any time during this activity you feel that there has been commercial or promotional bias, please inform us by using the commercial bias comments box on the evaluation form.  Please answer the questions about balance on the CE activity evaluation form candidly.

    The following individual(s) have reported no financial or other relationships with commercial entities who products/services may relate to the educational content of this activity:

    Katie Klinger, MEd, Laura Edgar, EdD, Nicole Woll, PhD, MEd, Rob Cooney, MD, MSMedEd, Kristi Shirk, BA, Rebecca Stoudt, DNP, PhD, CRNA, and Annie Seif, BS

    Available Credit

    • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    • 1.00 ANCC
    • 1.00 Participation Credit


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