Development of core entrustable professional activities linked to a competency-based veterinary education framework

Laura K. Molgaard, Kristin P. Chaney, Harold G.J. Bok, Emma K. Read, Jennifer L. Hodgson, S. Kathleen Salisbury, Bonnie R. Rush, Jan E. Ilkiw, Stephen A. May, Jared A. Danielson, Jody S. Frost, Susan M. Matthew

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Purpose: Despite the adoption of competency-based education in some veterinary schools over the past 15 years, only recently has a concerted effort been directed toward this in veterinary education internationally. Methods: In 2015, educational leaders from the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) member schools came together with a strong call to action to create shared tools for clinical competency assessment. Results: This resulted in the formation of the AAVMC Competency-Based Veterinary Education (CBVE) Working Group, which then embarked on the creation of a shared competency framework and the development of eight core entrustable professional activities (EPAs) linked to this framework. Conclusions: This paper will report on the development of these EPAs and their integration with the concurrently-developed CBVE Framework.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1404-1410
Number of pages7
JournalMedical Teacher
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2 2019

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The authors extend their gratitude to the AAVMC for their support of this project. Special thanks to Dr. Ted Mashima, AAVMC Senior Director of Academic and Research Affairs, Dr. Andrew T. Maccabe, AAVMC Chief Executive Officer, and the Deans of the AAVMC veterinary schools for their support of the time and travel required for this engagement.

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