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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768364/general-surgery-primary-operator-rates-a-guide-to-achieving-future-competency
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Cameron Law, Jonathan Hong, David Storey, Christopher J Young
BACKGROUND: Competency in surgical training is a topic of much recent discussion, with concern regarding the adequacy of current training schemes to achieve competency. Most programmes use caseload and primary operator rates to assess trainee progression. Some trainees still lack technical competence even when recommended procedural numbers are met. It is possible that current measures of individual's capabilities used in surgical education are outdated. METHODS: Logbook data of New South Wales general surgical trainees between 2010 and 2012 was obtained through General Surgeons Australia...
August 2, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768363/implementing-entrustable-professional-activities-the-yellow-brick-road-towards-competency-based-training
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David Moore, Christopher J Young, Jonathan Hong
BACKGROUND: We describe implementation of competency-based postgraduate surgical training, using an entrustable professional activities (EPAs) programme. The programme aims to improve patient outcomes by optimizing supervision of surgical trainees, creating opportunities for additional teaching and feedback. The curriculum was designed to maximize feasibility for implementation within a colorectal surgical department. METHODS: The curriculum was developed using previously described methods by consensus between two consultants within the department...
August 2, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758564/do-medical-residents-perform-patient-centered-medical-home-tasks-a-mixed-methods-study
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Lauren Block, Nancy LaVine, Jennifer Verbsky, Ankita Sagar, Miriam A Smith, Susan Lane, Joseph Conigliaro, Saima A Chaudhry
BACKGROUND: Increasingly, residents are being trained in Patient-centered Medical Home (PCMH) settings. A set of PCMH entrustable professional activities (EPAs) for residents has been defined but not evaluated in practice. OBJECTIVE: To understand whether residents trained at PCMH sites reported higher likelihood of engaging in PCMH tasks than those training in non-PCMH sites. DESIGN: Survey and nominal group data from post-graduate trainees at three residency programs...
2017: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746485/an-interview-with-steven-j-lindauer
#4
Steven J Lindauer
There are so many compliments to Dr. Steven Lindauer that is hard for one to figure where to start from… Well, travelling backwards in time, all the way to the year 2000, I went to Virginia to study English at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), in Richmond, Virginia, USA. During my daily walks to the English school, I used to pass by the School of Dentistry, where the Department of Orthodontics was. That was the place where my very first "contact" with the VCU happened. In 2015, 15 years later, I had the pleasure to go back to the VCU and spend two days with Dr...
May 2017: Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729009/development-of-entrustable-professional-activities-for-hospice-and-palliative-medicine-fellowship-training-in-the-united-states
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Lindy H Landzaat, Michael D Barnett, Gary T Buckholz, Jillian L Gustin, Jennifer M Hwang, Stacie K Levine, Tomasz Okon, Steven M Radwany, Holly B Yang, John Encandela, Laura J Morrison
CONTEXT: Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) represent the key physician tasks of a specialty. Once a trainee demonstrates competence in an activity, they can then be 'entrusted' to practice without supervision(1). A physician workgroup of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) sought to define Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM) EPAs. OBJECTIVE: To describe the development of a set of consensus EPAs for HPM fellowship training in the United States...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725792/entrustable-professional-activities-for-pathology-recommendations-from-the-college-of-american-pathologists-graduate-medical-education-committee
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Cindy B McCloskey, Ronald E Domen, Richard M Conran, Robert D Hoffman, Miriam D Post, Mark D Brissette, Dita A Gratzinger, Patricia M Raciti, David A Cohen, Cory A Roberts, Amyn M Rojiani, Christina S Kong, Jo Elle G Peterson, Kristen Johnson, Sue Plath, Suzanne Zein-Eldin Powell
Competency-based medical education has evolved over the past decades to include the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Accreditation System of resident evaluation based on the Milestones project. Entrustable professional activities represent another means to determine learner proficiency and evaluate educational outcomes in the workplace and training environment. The objective of this project was to develop entrustable professional activities for pathology graduate medical education encompassing primary anatomic and clinical pathology residency training...
January 2017: Acad Pathol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720927/report-of-the-2016-17-academic-affairs-standing-committee-entrustable-professional-activities-implementation-roadmap
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Amy L Pittenger, Debra A Copeland, Matthew M Lacroix, Quamrun N Masuda, Peter Mbi, Melissa S Medina, Susan M Miller, Scott K Stolte, Cecilia M Plaza
The purpose of this report is to: 1) Identify linkages across the EPA statements, Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Education 2013 Educational Outcomes (CAPE 2013) and the Joint Commission of Pharmacy Practitioners' Pharmacist Patient Care Process (PPCP); 2) Provide ways EPA statements can be used to communicate core skills that are part of the entry-level pharmacist identity; 3) Suggest a potential roadmap for AACP members on how to implement EPA statements.
June 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700462/validity-of-level-of-supervision-scales-for-assessing-pediatric-fellows-on-the-common-pediatric-subspecialty-entrustable-professional-activities
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Richard B Mink, Alan Schwartz, Bruce E Herman, David A Turner, Megan L Curran, Angela Myers, Deborah C Hsu, Jennifer C Kesselheim, Carol L Carraccio
PURPOSE: Entrustable professional activities (EPAs) represent the routine and essential activities that physicians perform in practice. Although some level of supervision scales have been proposed, they have not been validated. In this study, the investigators created level of supervision scales for EPAs common to the pediatric subspecialties and then examined their validity in a study conducted by the Subspecialty Pediatrics Investigator Network (SPIN). METHOD: SPIN Steering Committee members used a modified Delphi process to develop unique scales for six of the seven common EPAs...
July 11, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634908/an-entrustable-professional-activity-epa-based-framework-to-prepare-fourth-year-medical-students-for-internal-medicine-careers
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D Michael Elnicki, Meenakshy K Aiyer, Maria L Cannarozzi, Alexander Carbo, Paul R Chelminski, Shobhina G Chheda, Saumil M Chudgar, Heather E Harrell, L Chad Hood, Michelle Horn, Karnjit Johl, Gregory C Kane, Diana B McNeill, Marty D Muntz, Anne G Pereira, Emily Stewart, Heather Tarantino, T Robert Vu
The purpose of the fourth year of medical school remains controversial. Competing demands during this transitional phase cause confusion for students and educators. In 2014, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) released 13 Core Entrustable Professional Activities for Entering Residency (CEPAERs). A committee comprising members of the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine and the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine applied these principles to preparing students for internal medicine residencies...
June 20, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614591/core-entrustable-professional-activities-in-clinical-pharmacology-for-entering-residency-biologics
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Vera S Donnenberg, Maja Mandic, John C Rhee, Timothy F Burns, Bernd Meibohm, Joan M Korth-Bradley
Biologicals are a rapidly expanding class of medications used in the treatment of many different conditions. This article reviews the common characteristics of this class and the requirements for safe and effective use in patients. Several vignettes are included to illustrate common challenges.
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598742/a-call-to-action-the-controversy-of-and-rationale-for-competency-based-medical-education
#11
Eric S Holmboe, Jonathan Sherbino, Robert Englander, Linda Snell, Jason R Frank
Although medical education has enjoyed many successes over the last century, there is a recognition that health care is too often unsafe and of poor quality. Errors in diagnosis and treatment, communication breakdowns, poor care coordination, inappropriate use of tests and procedures, and dysfunctional collaboration harm patients and families around the world. These issues reflect on our current model of medical education and raise the question: Are physicians being adequately prepared for twenty-first century practice? Multiple reports have concluded the answer is "no...
June 2017: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598739/toward-a-shared-language-for-competency-based-medical-education
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Robert Englander, Jason R Frank, Carol Carraccio, Jonathan Sherbino, Shelley Ross, Linda Snell
The paradigm shift brought about by the advent of competency-based medical education (CBME) can be characterized as an adaptive change. Currently, its development and implementation suffer from the lack of a lingua franca. A shared language is needed to support collaboration and dissemination across the world community of medical educators. The International CBME Collaborators held a second summit in 2013 to explore this and other contemporary CBME issues. We present the resulting International CBME Collaborator's glossary of CBME terms...
June 2017: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577253/am%C3%A2-i-ready-for-it-students-perceptions-of-meaningful-feedback-on-entrustable-professional-activities
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Chantal C M A Duijn, Lisanne S Welink, Mira Mandoki, Olle T J Ten Cate, Wim D J Kremer, Harold G J Bok
BACKGROUND: Receiving feedback while in the clinical workplace is probably the most frequently voiced desire of students. In clinical learning environments, providing and seeking performance-relevant information is often difficult for both supervisors and students. The use of entrustable professional activities (EPAs) can help to improve student assessment within competency-based education. This study aimed to illustrate what students' perceptions are of meaningful feedback viewed as conducive in preparing for performing EPA unsupervised...
August 2017: Perspectives on Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557946/a-patient-centered-approach-to-developing-entrustable-professional-activities
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Carlos El-Haddad, Arvin Damodaran, H Patrick McNeil, Wendy Hu
PURPOSE: The medical education community is rapidly accepting the use of entrustable professional activities (EPAs) as a means of assessing residents. Stakeholder engagement is advised in developing EPAs, but no studies have investigated the role of patient input. In this qualitative study, the authors investigated what patient input may add to designing a patient-centered EPA. METHOD: The authors chose "management of acute low back pain (LBP)" as a common, important clinical task on which to base the patient-centered EPA...
June 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557944/internal-medicine-residency-program-directors-views-of-the-core-entrustable-professional-activities-for-entering-residency-an-opportunity-to-enhance-communication-of-competency-along-the-continuum
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Steven V Angus, T Robert Vu, Lisa L Willett, Stephanie Call, Andrew J Halvorsen, Saima Chaudhry
PURPOSE: To examine internal medicine (IM) residency program directors' (PDs') perspectives on the Core Entrustable Professional Activities for Entering Residency (Core EPAs)-introduced into undergraduate medical education to further competency-based assessment-and on communicating competency-based information during transitions. METHOD: A spring 2015 Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine survey asked PDs of U.S. IM residency programs for their perspectives on which Core EPAs new interns must or should possess on day 1, which are most essential, and which have the largest gap between expected and observed performance...
June 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557941/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
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David R Brown, Jamie B Warren, Abbas Hyderi, Ronald E Drusin, Jeremy Moeller, Melvin Rosenfeld, Philip R Orlander, Sandra Yingling, Stephanie Call, Kyla Terhune, Janet Bull, Robert Englander, Dianne P Wagner
PROBLEM: To better prepare graduating medical students to transition to the professional responsibilities of residency, 10 medical schools are participating in an Association of American Medical Colleges pilot to evaluate the feasibility of explicitly teaching and assessing 13 Core Entrustable Professional Activities for Entering Residency. The authors focused on operationalizing the concept of entrustment as part of this process. APPROACH: Starting in 2014, the Entrustment Concept Group, with representatives from each of the pilot schools, guided the development of the structures and processes necessary for formal entrustment decisions associated with students' increased responsibilities at the start of residency...
June 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557937/implementing-an-entrustable-professional-activities-framework-in-undergraduate-medical-education-early-lessons-from-the-aamc-core-entrustable-professional-activities-for-entering-residency-pilot
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Kimberly Lomis, Jonathan M Amiel, Michael S Ryan, Karin Esposito, Michael Green, Alex Stagnaro-Green, Janet Bull, George C Mejicano
In 2014, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) published a list of 13 Core Entrustable Professional Activities for Entering Residency (Core EPAs) that medical school graduates might be expected to perform, without direct supervision, on the first day of residency. Soon after, the AAMC commissioned a five-year pilot with 10 medical schools across the United States, seeking to implement the Core EPA framework to improve the transition from undergraduate to graduate medical education.In this article, the pilot team presents the organizational structure and early results of collaborative efforts to provide guidance to other institutions planning to implement the Core EPA framework...
June 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557935/constructing-a-shared-mental-model-for-faculty-development-for-the-core-entrustable-professional-activities-for-entering-residency
#18
Michele A Favreau, Linda Tewksbury, Carla Lupi, William B Cutrer, Janet A Jokela, Lalena M Yarris
In 2014, the Association of American Medical Colleges identified 13 Core Entrustable Professional Activities for Entering Residency (Core EPAs), which are activities that entering residents might be expected to perform without direct supervision. This work included the creation of an interinstitutional concept group focused on faculty development efforts, as the processes and tools for teaching and assessing entrustability in undergraduate medical education (UME) are still evolving. In this article, the authors describe a conceptual framework for entrustment that they developed to better prepare all educators involved in entrustment decision making in UME...
June 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557930/is-it-time-for-entrustable-professional-activities-for-residency-program-directors
#19
Robert G Bing-You, Eric Holmboe, Kalli Varaklis, Jo Linder
Residency program directors (PDs) play an important role in establishing and leading high-quality graduate medical education programs. However, medical educators have failed to codify the position on a national level, and PDs are often not recognized for the significant role they play. The authors of this Commentary argue that the core entrustable professional activities (EPAs) framework may be a mechanism to further this work and define the roles and responsibilities of the PD position. Based on personal observations as PDs and communications with others in the academic medicine community, the authors used work in competency-based medical education to define a list of potential EPAs for PDs...
June 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549405/twelve-tips-for-the-implementation-of-epas-for-assessment-and-entrustment-decisions
#20
Harm Peters, Ylva Holzhausen, Christy Boscardin, Olle Ten Cate, H Carrie Chen
The concept of entrustable professional activities (EPAs) reframes the approach to assessment in competency-based medical education. Key to this concept is the linking of assessment to decision making about entrusting learners with clinical responsibilities. Based on recent literature and the authors' experiences with implementing EPAs, this article provides practical recommendations for how to implement EPAs for assessment and entrustment decisions in the workplace. Tips for supervising clinicians include talking to learners about trust, using EPA descriptions to guide learning and teaching, providing learners with greater ad hoc responsibilities, using EPAs to identify/create opportunities for assessment and feedback, including case-based discussions and acknowledging gut feelings about learner readiness for more autonomy...
May 26, 2017: Medical Teacher
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