Introducing a Psychiatry Clerkship Curriculum Based on Entrustable Professional Activities: an Explorative Pilot Study

Pinilla, Severin; Cantisani, Andrea; Klöppel, Stefan; Strik, Werner; Nissen, Christoph; Huwendiek, Sören (2021). Introducing a Psychiatry Clerkship Curriculum Based on Entrustable Professional Activities: an Explorative Pilot Study (In Press). Academic psychiatry Springer 10.1007/s40596-021-01417-y

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Objective The authors evaluated a reformed psychiatry clerkship curriculum based on entrustable professional activities (EPAs). Methods The authors conducted an exploratory pilot study of a reformed clerkship curriculum based on EPAs. A novel workplace-based assessment format including an entrustment-supervision scale and curricular adaptations were introduced. The Kirkpatrick model was used to evaluate outcomes of the reformed clerkship curriculum on three levels (1 = acceptance, 2 = learning, 3 = change of behavior).
Results The pilot student cohort (n = 10) completed a questionnaire, 180 self-assessments (18 per student) on need for super- vision, and 63 workplace-based assessments (6.3 per student, in 4 weeks). Level 1: high overall satisfaction with the clerkship (five-point Likert item: average, 4.9; range: 4.0–5.0). Level 2: the overall significant decrease in self-assessed need for supervi- sion before and after the clerkship was two supervision levels (direct to indirect supervision; p < 0.05). The most frequently documented admissions included schizophrenic disorders (n = 11; 28%), affective disorders (n = 10; 25%), substance abuse disorders (n = 5; 13%), and anxiety and stress-related disorders (n = 5; 13%). Level 3: clinical supervisors used history taking, assessing the mental status, and documentation and presentation for workplace-based assessments. According to supervisors’ ratings, there was a decreasing need for supervision from the first to last week of the clerkship.
Conclusions Students reacted positively to the reformed clerkship curriculum. The workplace-based assessments with entrust- ment ratings appeared to support achievement of competency-based learning objectives. Better understanding of how to cover assessment of all core EPAs in the psychiatry clerkship is needed.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Geriatric 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 Psychiatry and Psychotherapy > Translational Research Center
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

Graduate School:

Graduate School for Health Sciences (GHS)

UniBE Contributor:

Pinilla, Severin; Cantisani, Andrea; Klöppel, Stefan; Strik, Werner; Nissen, Christoph and Huwendiek, Sören

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 370 Education

ISSN:

1545-7230

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Severin Philipp José Pinilla Isabela

Date Deposited:

24 Feb 2021 14:12

Last Modified:

25 Feb 2021 01:35

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s40596-021-01417-y

PubMed ID:

33598804

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/152511

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/152511

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