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AACOM's Core Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) Steering Committee and EPA Interest Group

Scope

  • Advance excellence in osteopathic medical education through continued innovation and implementation of Core Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) in osteopathic medical education. 
  • Support the broad-based needs identified across all COMs for effective EPA implementation.
  • Provide a structure and support to develop, use, promote, and share EPAs across four areas: Resources, Faculty Development, Assessment/Instrumentation, and Curriculum.

Key Resources

About

AACOM's EPAs initiative is facilitated with the support of the following two groups: 

EPAs Steering Committee
Chair: Pamela Basehore, EdD, MPH

The work of this committee is divided into 4 subcommittees. Each subcommittee works with EPAs Liaison Group members to meet their specific charges. 

Resources Subcommittee, Chair: Elizabeth (Lisa) McClain, PhD 
Charge: Develop and manage the process for disseminating identified resources via AACOMmunities; Find additional resources that will supplement the resources identified by the other subcommittees.

Faculty Development Subcommittee, Chair: Patricia Sexton, MS, DHEd 
Charge: Identify and develop faculty development products that address osteopathic considerations and support the implementation of EPAs across all COMs.

Assessment/Instrumentation Subcommittee,
Chair: Machelle Linsenmeyer, EdD 
Charge: Identify existing EPA assessment instruments and develop novel instruments, simulations, rubrics, etc. that address osteopathic considerations to advance the assessment of EPAs across all four years of UGME training and to support collaboration and data collection across COMs.

Curriculum Subcommittee,
Chair: Jennifer Weiss, DO 
Charge: 
Identify existing EPA curriculum resources and develop novel curriculum materials that address osteopathic considerations to advance the integration of EPAs into teaching and instruction across all COMs.

EPAs Interest Group

The EPAs Liaison Group supports all aspects of EPAs in osteopathic medical education and works with the above subcommittees to develop and disseminate EPA resources to the osteopathic medical education community. A dean-appointed liaison from each U.S. college of osteopathic medicine (COM) participates in this group to help further the work of the subcommittees. Find your COM representative. 

Medical educators are invited to join this free online community to engage in discussion, participate with the subcommittees, and use and share resources.  

Chart showing relationship between EPAs committee, subcommittee and liaison group