Updates From the EPA Pilot Schools

Entrustable Professional Activities: Ten US medical schools were chosen to work on pilot projects related to teaching and assessing the 13 proposed entrustable professional activities (EPAs) for graduation from medical school.  These reports document a lot of thought about how to put these EPAs into practice, but offer no data-driven advice, as expected for early in the process.  The Brown et al paper present a “trustworthiness” assessment framework that they believe underlies all entrustment decisions, which educators may find useful.  The proposed elements are:  “discernment: awareness of the limits of one’s clinical knowledge and skill; conscientiousness: thoroughness and dependability in following through with assigned tasks; and truthfulness: appropriate balance of truth and tact.” — Laura Willett, MD

Lomis, Kimberly MD; Amiel, Jonathan M. MD; Ryan, Michael S. MD, MEHP; Esposito, Karin MD, PhD; Green, Michael MD, ScM; Stagnaro-Green, Alex MD, MHPE; Bull, Janet MA; Mejicano, George C. MD, MS; Implementing an Entrustable Professional Activities Framework in Undergraduate Medical Education: Early Lessons From the AAMC Core Entrustable Professional Activities for Entering Residency Pilot.for the AAMC Core EPAs for Entering Residency Pilot Team, Academic Medicine, January 3, 2017

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Brown, David R. MD; Warren, Jamie B. MD, MPH; Hyderi, Abbas MD, MPH; Drusin, Ronald E. MD; Moeller, Jeremy MD; Rosenfeld, Melvin PhD; Orlander, Philip R. MD; Yingling, Sandra PhD; Call, Stephanie MD; Terhune, Kyla MD; Bull, Janet MA; Englander, Robert MD; Wagner, Dianne P. MD, Finding a path to entrustment in undergraduate medical education: A progress report from the AAMC core entrustable professional activities for entering residency entrustment concept group. Academic Medicine, January 2017

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