A systematic review on entrustable professional activities in clerkships during undergraduate medical education - preliminary results

Pinilla, Severin; Lenouvel, Eric; Cantisani, Andrea; Strik, Werner; Nissen, Christoph; Huwendiek, Sören (27 August 2019). A systematic review on entrustable professional activities in clerkships during undergraduate medical education - preliminary results. In: AMEE Conference (p. 1288). Dundee: Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE)

Background: We conducted a systematic review in order to identify the available evidence in the field of designing clerkship curricula based on entrustable professional activities (EPAs) in undergraduate medical education (UME) (ten Cate et al. 2015). Further aims of the review were to clarify key strategies to implement EPA-based clerkship curricula and to examine the emerging evidence in the early phase of introducing EPAs in UME. The results are considered relevant for planning future research and clinical teaching activities in this medical education field.Summary of Work: We searched PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, ERIC,PsycINFO, Scopus, Web of Science and all Ovid journals for articles reporting qualitative and quantitative research as well as conceptual and curriculum development reports on entrustable professional activities in clerkships during undergraduate medical education until 15th January 2019. We based our review method on the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) (Moher et al. 2009).Summary of Results:2,026 records were screened after database searching. A total of 27 articles were included in the systematic review. Three countries (Canada, USA, Switzerland) have developed discrete sets of EPAs for UME. The included articles investigated assessment strategies of EPAs, EPA-based curriculum development, and educational outcomes of EPA-based curricula. 30.7% of studies were specialty specific research reports.Discussion and Conclusions:In addition to EPA-based curricula covering all years of medical school, several clinical specialties are starting to integrate EPAs in their clerkship curricula. Currently there are only preliminary data for few EPAs with regards to educational outcomes. However, there is a growing body of evidence indicating that EPAs can be effectively used for undergraduate medical education and serve asa basis for internationally comparable competency-based curricula.Take-home Messages: There is limited but increasing evidence, that EPAs have a positive impact on educational outcomes in undergraduate medical education. Further research is needed to understand how educational resources should be allocated in order to develop efficient and effective EPA-based curricula spanning the learning trajectory from classroom to bedside in different specialties in undergraduate medical education.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Abstract)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy > Translational Research Center
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
04 Faculty of Medicine > Medical Education > Institute for Medical Education
04 Faculty of Medicine > Medical Education > Institute for Medical Education > Assessment and Evaluation Unit (AAE)
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Geriatric Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

UniBE Contributor:

Pinilla, Severin; Lenouvel, Eric William; Cantisani, Andrea; Strik, Werner; Nissen, Christoph and Huwendiek, Sören

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

Publisher:

Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE)

Language:

English

Submitter:

Daniel Bauer

Date Deposited:

07 Feb 2020 12:43

Last Modified:

07 Feb 2020 12:43

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/138916

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