Extensive research confirms that insufficiently buffered trauma, especially when it occurs in childhood, impairs health and well-being across the life span. Nonetheless, this science is not yet part of core medical education content or context. TIHCER is excited to announce the release of the first-ever Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) Competencies for Undergraduate Medical Education, designed specifically to begin to fill this critical gap. . TIHCER developed and validated 43 competencies  across the 8 domains of the Physician Competency Reference Set  to create a roadmap that medical schools can adapt to meet their local needs. These TIC competencies complement the AAMC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Competencies and other Competency Sets  toward the goal of health and health equity for all. They will guide translation of the science of trauma and healing into essential curricular content for optimal undergraduate medical education and ultimately, patient care. This Competency Set can be used as a foundation for the creation of aligned competencies for graduate medical education, continuing education, and faculty development.
This Toolkit contains the Competency Set along with a Glossary and an extensive Bibliography designed to accompany the competencies and provide essential vocabulary and readings for competency-based lessons. It also includes existing curricular Tools and Resources that can be used “as is” or tailored and enhanced to support development of robust educational content.
Berman S, Brown T, Mizelle C, Diep T, Trennepohl, Christopher, Gerber M, Jelley M, Potter L Rush, P, Sciolla A, Stillerman A, Weil A, Potter J. Roadmap for Trauma-Informed Medical Education: Development and Validation of an Essential Competency Set. Submitted to Acad Med. July 2022.
Englander R, Cameron T, Ballard AJ, Dodge J, Bull J, Aschenbrener CA. Toward a common taxonomy of competency domains for the health professions and competencies for physicians. Acad Med. 2013 Aug;88(8):1088-94. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e31829a3b2b. PMID: 23807109.