breast cancer; breast disease; medical education; educational measurement; medical students; clinical competence


Medical Education | Surgery


The future delivery of high quality, patient-centered breast care is fundamentally dependent on how we train the next generation of breast care providers. As medical educators, we have a tremendous opportunity to transform how clinical skills related to breast care are taught and assessed and thereby, improve breast patient outcomes. This article reviews the current state of education and ideas for implementing a learner-specific, competency-based curriculum to teach breast care skills.