EPAs (entrustable professional activities))are just rolling out this year for residency programs with the new accreditation system. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has now drafted a set of 13 EPAs for graduating medical students. They range from the crucial (recognize an emergency and seek help), to the mundane (able to perform a history and physical), to the ineffable (contribute to a culture of safety and improvement). Overall, they seem a reasonable way to standardize expectations upon graduation, but implementing them will be difficult. — Laura Willett, MD
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