What Should a July Intern Know? EPAs Proposed for Medical Students

EPA  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

ten Cate 0, Trusting Graduates to Enter Residency: What Does It Take?. Journal of Graduate Medical Education: March 2014, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 7-10.

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