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Medical Science Educator

, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 453–456 | Cite as

Use of a Simulation-Based Capstone Course to Teach and Assess Entrustable Professional Activities to Graduating Medical Students

  • David H. SalzmanEmail author
  • William C. McGaghie
  • Timothy Caprio
  • Elizabeth A. Even
  • Kathryn Hufmeyer
  • Nabil Issa
  • Eric Schaefer
  • Jennifer Trainor
  • Diane B. Wayne
Short Communication

Abstract

A 3-day simulation-based capstone course was developed and pilot tested for a cohort of graduating medical students to assess their readiness for residency. The intervention taught and assessed individual performance on specific components of the 13 core entrustable professional activities (EPAs) that all medical school graduates should perform independently. Two 6-station clinical skills examinations (CSE) were developed to assess performance before and after a simulation-based educational intervention. Graduating medical students could not reliably perform selected EPAs at baseline. However, a focused 3-day simulation-based capstone experience produced significant improvement in core clinical skills.

Keywords

Entrustable professional activities Simulation Capstone Medical students 

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© International Association of Medical Science Educators 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • David H. Salzman
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • William C. McGaghie
    • 2
  • Timothy Caprio
    • 3
  • Elizabeth A. Even
    • 4
  • Kathryn Hufmeyer
    • 3
  • Nabil Issa
    • 5
  • Eric Schaefer
    • 3
  • Jennifer Trainor
    • 6
  • Diane B. Wayne
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Emergency MedicineNorthwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Medical EducationNorthwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Department of MedicineNorthwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA
  4. 4.Northwestern Memorial HospitalChicagoUSA
  5. 5.Department of SurgeryNorthwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA
  6. 6.Department of PediatricsNorthwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA

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