Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs)- proposed by the Association of American Medical Colleges

A new set of AAMC guidelines identifies 13 entrustable professional activities (EPAs) medical school graduates should be able to perform on the first day of residency. Published in May 2014, Core Entrustable Activities for Entering Residency serves as a guide for curriculum developers, faculty, and learners to better prepare students for roles as clinicians. With the goal of improving patient care and safety, the guidelines are the first formal outline of the activities and requisite competencies and behaviors that every graduating medical student should be able to perform. Ten medical schools are currently piloting the EPAs to determine the best methods of implementation. Click here to access the AAMC documents and view the EPAs.