Tag Archives: EPA

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 … Continue reading

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Program Directors Weigh In On 13 Core Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) 

Entrustable Professional Activities: Thirteen core EPAs have been proposed as a standard for North American medical school graduation.  In this study, researchers surveyed internal medicine program directors (PDs) for their views on the EPAs: their importance, observed performance gaps in their own trainees, and … Continue reading

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How To Implement An EPA-Based Residency Evaluation System

EPA In this practical innovation report, Canadian family medicine residency directors describe how they implemented a robust system of direct observation of their residents in support of a competency-based evaluation system charting their residents’ progress in the entrustable professional activities (EPAs) … Continue reading

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

  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 … Continue reading

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What Are The Essential Elements of Interprofessional Teamwork?

  The ability to collaborate in an interprofessional team is an entrustable professional activity (EPA) for undergraduate and graduate medical training, but tools to assess such skills are lacking. The authors of this qualitative study sought out to identify essential elements … Continue reading

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