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Optimal implementation of Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA)-based curriculum requires direct observation using workplace-based assessments (WBA) coupled with a longitudinal coaching relationship between learners and faculty. Students should be engaged and considered an active participant in the entrustment decision. As part of our engagement with the AAMC Core EPA pilot, we implemented both a WBA using the Otawa Clinic Assessment Tool (OCAT) and a coaching program for our medical students in 2018-2019. We measured the association between WBAs collected during the clinical clerkships and student self-assessment.
Coaches were selected from currently designated small group advisors and trained on the EPAs and the coaching conversation. Coaches and students were not assigned based upon specialty interest. Each coach worked with 8-10 students.
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