Entrustable Professional Activities: A Faculty Development Workshop for Adding EPAs Into Your Medical Trainee’s Assessment Portfolio
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Introduction: The last 3 decades have seen significant changes in medical education and corresponding assessment of medical trainees. Competency-based medical education provided a more comprehensive model than the previous time-based process but remained insufficient. Introduced in 2005, entrustable professional activities (EPAs) offer a more robust curriculum development and assessment process, especially in regard to clinician-oriented workplace-based assessments. Despite their intuitive match with decisions made in the clinical environment daily by clinicians, the development of specialty-specific EPAs and corresponding culturally situated assessment tools has lagged. Methods: To address this gap, a 90-minute faculty development workshop was created to introduce faculty to EPAs and their assessment and to provide hands-on practice developing and using EPAs. Results: Previous facilitations of this workshop received favorable responses from participants regarding level of detail, understanding of the content, and intent to employ EPAs at their own institutions. Discussion: Implementation of EPAs into the assessment portfolio of medical trainees following this workshop will maximize confidence in determining when a trainee is ready for independent practice.
Sood L, Emke AR, Castillo J-M, Youssef N, Yeh DD. Entrustable professional activities: a faculty development workshop for adding EPAs into your medical trainee’s assessment portfolio. MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2017;13:10528. https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10528
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By the end of this session, attendees will be able to:
- Review the changes in medical education and assessment from a time-based to competency-based model.
- Discuss ongoing challenges in assessing medical trainees.
- Describe the role of entrustable professional activities in assessment.
- Entrustable Professional Activities, Competency-Based Medical Education, Competency-Based Education
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Authors & Co-Authors
Lonika Sood, MD
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Amanda R. Emke, MD
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Nazih Youssef, MD
Lebanese American University Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine
Jean-Marie Castillo, MD, MHPE
Nantes University School of Medicine
Daniel Dante Yeh, MD
Harvard Medical School