I completed my residency and chief residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia and then went on to complete a Robert Wood Johnson fellowship in general academic pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Following fellowship I joined the faculty at Univesity of Maryland where I have remained ever since. During my tenure I was Director of the residency training program for twenty years. In 1999 I went back to night school to complete my master's degree in education from Loyola College. I curretly serve as the Associate Chair for Education. My scholarship has been focused on development of web-based portfolio assessemnt of the ACGME competencies. I am currently a member of the small working group that is developing the ACGME Learning Portfolio.
On a national level, I am completing my term as Chair of the RRC for Pediatrics and am activley involved in a number of committees for the American Board of Pediatrics including: the Program Director's Committee, Finance Committee, Residency Review and Redesign Project Committee and the Board of Directors.
Medical Education, specifically portfolio assessment of competence
Clinical SpecialityGeneral pediatrics
Grants and Contracts:
Type: Collaborative education grant
Role: Principal Investigator for Pediatrics; Susan Wolfsthal, MD- Principal Investigator for Medicine (based on HRSA policy for collaborative grants there is one PI per discipline)
% Effort: 5%
Project Title: Collaborative Faculty Development Grant (Medicine & Pediatrics)
Funding Agency: Health Resources and Services Administration (peer review)
Effective Dates: 7/1/05-6/30/08; Submitted November 2004
Total Direct Costs: $930, 499 ($264,712 for year 1)
Total Indirect Costs: 74,439 ($21,129 for year 1)
% Effort: 20%
Project Title: Reform of medical education to address the continuum of UME through GME using a portfolio infrastructure
Funding Source: University of Minnesota (award based on national recognition in competency-based education and portfolio evaluation)
Effective Dates: 2/15/06 and ongoing (over a minimum of several years based on the scope of this initiative)
Total Costs: $32,960
Carraccio C, Englander R, Wolfsthal S, Martin C, Ferentz K. The pediatrician of the 21st century: A new focus on competencies. Pediatrics 2004;113:252-258.
Carraccio CL, Englander, R. Evaluating competence using a portfolio: A literature review and web-based application of the ACGME competencies. Teaching and Learning in Medicine Fall, 2004;16:381-387.
Sectish TC, Zalneraitis, EL, Carraccio C, Behrman RE. The state of pediatrics residency training: A period of transformation of graduate medical education. Pediatrics 2004;114:832-41.
Englander R, Agostinucci W, Zalneraitis E, Carraccio C. Teaching residents systems-based practice through a hospital cost reduction effort: A win-win situation. Teaching and Learning in Medicine 2006;18:150-152.
Minkovitz CS, Chandra A, Solomon B, Sanders LM, Grason HA, Carraccio C. Factors Influencing Community Pediatrics Training in Residency. Journal of Pediatrics 2007;150:119-120.
Leach DC, Carraccio C, McGregor R. Community Discernment: Getting non-procedural caselogs right- A first step to exemplary accreditation. Ambulatory Pediatrics 2007;7:6-7.
Solomon BS, Minkovitz CS, Grason HA, Carraccio C. Community pediatrics: A consistent focus in residency training from 2002 to 2005. Ambulatory Pediatrics 2007;7:321-324.