Remembering the ACGME 6 Core Competencies by a SIMPLE mnemonic

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is responsible for the accreditation of post-MD medical training programs within the United States. The ACGME developed the so-called 6 "core competencies" that all residents should achieve during their training. When I was a chief resident, the concept was still new and not easy to remember so I made up a SIMPLE mnemonic for the 6 competencies:

SIMPLE

Systems-Based Practice
Interpersonal Skills and Communication
Medical Knowledge
Patient Care
Learning - Practice-Based and Improvement
Etiquette ~ professionalism

References:
General Competencies. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
Medical Mnemonics
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