Newly Revised: Curriculum for Educators and Residents (Version 4.0)

The High Value Care Curriculum (HVC) was jointly developed by ACP and the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) to train physicians to be good stewards of limited health care resources. Version 4.0 has been updated to include new cases and small group activities in addition to expanded discussions of medical decision-making and high value quality improvement.

The curriculum can be completed in six hours and includes facilitator's guides and a robust toolbox to help faculty and program directors deliver the content to their learners in the most effective way possible.

You may download individual Curriculum materials below, as well as the Curriculum Overview.

Access is free.

1. Eliminating Healthcare Waste and Over-ordering of Tests

2. Healthcare Costs and Payment Models

3. High Value Diagnostic Testing and Screening

4. High Value Hospitalization

5. Overcoming Barriers to High Value Care

6. High Value Quality Improvement

HVC Toolbox

This toolbox includes a retrospective, pre-post survey that you can ask your residents to complete to assess the effectiveness of the curriculum. In addition, tools to help faculty and program directors assess competence in high value care milestones are provided. Examples include a high value care educational prescription, a framework for fellow audit and feedback in high value care, a high value care conversation guide, and a tool to assess high value care teaching on rounds.

Provide feedback on the curriculum or share your quality improvement presentations by contacting Daisy Smith at

Lead Curriculum Authors

  • Caitlin Clancy, MD, Fellow Pulmonary and Critical Care, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • C. Jessica Dine, MD, MSHPR, Director of Evaluation and Assessment, Department of Medicine, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • Donna Williams, MD, Associate Professor, Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • ACP Staff: Cynthia D. Smith, MD, FACP, Vice President, Clinical Programs

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To access the previous version of the curriculum, please go to the Curriculum Archive.