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The development of entrustable professional activities reference cards to support the implementation of Competence by Design in emergency medicine

  • Emily J. Stoneham (a1), Lara Witt (a1), Quinten S. Paterson (a2), Lynsey J. Martin (a2) and Brent Thoma (a2)...

Abstract

We designed two practical, user-friendly, low-cost, aesthetically pleasing resources, with the goal of introducing residents and observers to a new Competence by Design assessment system based on entrustable professional activities. They included a set of rotation- and stage-specific entrustable professional activities reference cards for bedside use by residents and observers and a curriculum board to organize the entrustable professional activities reference cards by stages of training based on our program's curriculum map. A survey of 14 emergency medicine residents evaluated the utilization and helpfulness of these resources. They had a positive impact on our program's transition to Competence by Design and could be successfully incorporated into other residency programs to support the introduction of entrustable professional activities-based Competence by Design assessment systems.

Le groupe a conçu deux documents à la fois pratiques, conviviaux, peu coûteux et agréables à l’œil, dans le but de présenter aux résidents et aux observateurs un nouveau système d’évaluation du modèle d'acquisition des compétences par conception, fondé sur des activités professionnelles confiables. Les documents comprenaient un ensemble de fiches de référence illustrant des activités professionnelles confiables liées aux étapes de formation et aux stages cliniques, à utiliser au chevet par les résidents et les observateurs ainsi qu'un tableau cartonné représentatif du curriculum visant à répartir les fiches de référence liées aux activités professionnelles confiables selon les étapes de formation fondées sur la carte du programme. Quatorze résidents en médecine d'urgence ont évalué l'utilisation et l'utilité de ces documents. L'enquête a révélé que ces derniers avaient facilité la transition vers le modèle d'acquisition des compétences par conception, et se prêteraient bien à d'autres programmes de résidence afin d'aider à la mise en œuvre de systèmes d’évaluation de la nouvelle approche de formation, fondés sur des activités professionnelles confiables.

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Correspondence to: Dr. Brent Thoma, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Room 2646, Box 16, 103 Hospital Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W8; Email: brent.thoma@usask.ca

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