Entrustable Professional Activities in General Surgery: Development and Implementation

Karen Brasel, Mary E. Klingensmith, Robert Englander, Marni Grambau, Jo Buyske, George Sarosi, Rebecca Minter

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Entrustable Professional Activities are a holistic assessment framework developed in the Netherlands in 2005, which have recently been adopted in undergraduate medical education in the United States. As part of an increased focus on competency-based assessment, the specialty of pediatrics has led the way in incorporating them into graduate medical education. We describe the development and initial pilot process of implementation of EPAs into the assessment of General Surgery trainees.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Surgical Education
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Assessment
  • Competency-based education
  • Entrustable Professional Activities
  • Entrustment
  • Evaluation
  • Milestones

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Education

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