What Does the Literature Tell Us About Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) in Undergraduate Medical Education (UME)? - September 24

The concept of Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) is a hot topic in undergraduate medical education (UME), reflected in the steadily increasing numbers of articles in the literature about the role of EPAs in UME.  What can we learn from this large body of EPA literature? What are the unanswered questions about EPAs in UME? 

Join Eric Meyer, MD, as he describes for us the breadth and depth of the literature on EPAs in UME and details the findings from a scoping review of over 1,000 publications that he conducted with colleagues Carrie Chen, MD, Sebastian Uijtdehaage, PhD, Steven Durning, MD, PhD, and Lauren Maggio, PhD.  Learn about the team’s perspective on gaps in the EPA UME literature and some proposed next steps, based on the literature review, in EPA implementation in UME.

Following Dr. Meyer’s presentation there will be ample time for participant Q&A and discussion.  Jonathan Amiel, MD, Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs, Office of Education, Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons will be a discussant. Dr. Amiel is a member of the AAMC Core EPAs for Entering Residency Pilot Team.

Dorothy Andriole, MD, AAMC Senior Director of Medical Education Research will facilitate the webinar.

Eric Meyer, MD

Assistant Professor, Neuroscience Module – Clinical Director, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University
Health Professions Education (HPE) PhD Student, Uniformed Services University

Dr. Eric Meyer is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Neurosciences at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS).  He currently serves as the neuroscience module director, a scientist at the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, and as an attending psychiatrist on the Consultation-Liaison Service at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He recently served as the Associate Clerkship Director for Psychiatry – receiving several national and international teaching awards for his work on the use of simulation, assessment design, feedback, and online learning.  He completed his undergraduate training at Boston University, with degrees in Chemistry and Philosophy.  He completed his medical training at USUHS and his residency at the San Antonio Military Medical Center, where he was received numerous national awards for his teaching efforts as the Chief Resident of Medical Student Education.  After residency, he served as the Medical Director for the 51st Mental Health Squadron and the chief of Combat and Operational Stress Control at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea.  Building on that operational experience, Dr. Meyer has taught Disaster Mental Health to coalition forces across the globe.  He is currently pursuing a PhD in Health Professions Education with a focus on Entrustable Professional Activities in Undergraduate Medical Education.  In addition to medical education, Dr. Meyer’s research interests include military cultural competence and irritability secondary to polycystic ovarian syndrome.

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