The big picture: Tracking EPAs across your curriculum

May 16, 2016 10:55 AM – 12:25 PM

David Wiener1, AA, Michael Schwartz2, PhD
1LCMS Plus Inc., 2Yale University School of Medicine

Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) as curricular outcomes have become a focus in medical education. Importantly, to fully leverage this critical information, it is essential that the curricular elements addressing and assessing the EPAs be accurately mapped within the curriculum and made apparent to both students and faculty.

LCMS+ uses technology to catalyze quality improvement across the curriculum with its robust and flexible system that allows schools to establish and manage the content of EPAs, vignettes, and levels of proficiency. We will demonstrate how EPAs can be linked to competencies, objectives, learning objects and how they can be used to analyze the curriculum. Additionally, we will discuss features of LCMS+ that facilitate identifying the exposure of individual students to EPA elements within the curriculum, as well as the student’s level of competency based on exams, evaluations and reviews by content experts.

The technical architecture of LCMS+ allows for a great deal of flexibility in terms of mapping and relationships while offering a strong, systems-based framework for turning this information into actionable data for healthcare education programs around the world.