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Entrustable Professional Activities For Residency Training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Mallow, Michael MD; Baer, Heather MD; Moroz, Alex MD; Nguyen, Vu Q.C. MD, MBA

American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: October 2017 - Volume 96 - Issue 10 - p 762–764
doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000000741
Education & Administration

Entrustable professional activities are observable units of professional practice that can potentially provide a link between competency-based medical education and clinical practice. The authors, part of a subcommittee of the Association of Academic Physiatrists Education Committee, identified a set of entrustable professional activities that would serve residency training programs in the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Using a modified Delphi process, residency program directors in the field reviewed and validated a set of entrustable professional activities. The final set of 19 entrustable professional activities is presented in this article.

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From the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (MM); University of Colorado Denver, Denver, Colorado (HB); New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York (AM); and Carolinas HealthCare System, Charlotte, North Carolina (VQCN).

All correspondence and requests for reprints should be addressed to: Michael Mallow, MD, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, 25 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19017.

Entrustable professional activity (EPA) development process was presented at the 2015 American Association of Medical Colleges Medical Education Meeting, Using EPAs in UME and GME: A Works in Progress Poster Session. Entrustable professional activities were presented for validation purposes at the 2016 Association of Academic Physiatrists meeting.

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