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CV Fellowship Director Training: Assessment vs. Evaluation

Participants will be able to identify and address the complexities and frequently changing nature of the training program director position and will be provided training materials and job orientation.

This activity was originally published in 2019 and while some information has changed, our peer reviewers have confirmed that the content: 

  • Aligns with the learning objectives.
  • Addresses professional practice gaps and learning needs.
  • Aligns with the best interests of patients and the public.
  • Does not allow the promotion of products or services of any commercial interest.
  • Is fair and balanced. 
  • Is accurate and scientifically valid. 

Julie B. Damp, MD, FACC
Lorrel E. Brown Toft, MD, FACC
Sanjeev A. Francis, MD, FACC
Sandhya Venugopal, MD, FACC

Planning Committee
Kathryn L. Berlacher, MD, FACC
Julie B. Damp, MD, FACC
Chittur A. Sivaram, MBBS, FACC

Credit Information

The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The ACCF designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

While offering the credits noted above, this program is not intended to provide extensive training or certification in the field.

Target Audience
This activity is intended for new and associate training program directors, program coordinators and other interested parties.

Issue Date: 8/1/2019
Date of Review: 9/1/2023
Term of Approval/Date of CME Expiration: 9/1/2026

Method of Participation and Claiming Credit
To request credit, you must:

  • Answer all pretest questions.
  • Complete the activities.
  • Answer the posttest questions. After you have answered all the questions in the posttest, you need to have achieved a passing score of 70% or better in order for the Evaluation link to become activated. If you did not achieve a passing score, please click on the Posttest link in the left navigation bar and retake the exam.
  • Complete the Evaluation and click on the Claim Credit button in the left navigation bar.
  • For CME or COP credit, enter the total amount of time you actually spent in the activity in the box provided. Please note that you may only claim once for this activity. Click Claim.
  • The page will be updated with the date and time that you claimed your credit.
  • To view your credit, or to print a certificate, please go to and navigate to the My Transcript section of My ACC. 
Learner Objectives

Upon completing this activity, learners should be able to:

  • Differentiate between assessment and evaluation.
  • Describe competency-based education, EPAs, ACC milestone mapping tools, and competency acquisition acknowledgement through the "signing off" process.


Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Sep 01, 2026
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered
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