Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) as a Measure for General Surgery Resident Evaluation
Keywords:EPA, ABS, Surgery Residents, surgery trainees
Surgical training is going through a continuous process of evolution and instead of relying on subjective methods of evaluation and cognitive assessments, we are gradually shifting toward competency-based modes of assessment. Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) are rapidly complementing and replacing other means of assessment in order to declare a surgeon competent. American Board of Surgery and Intercollegiate Board in the UK have laid down a path for such a process and would likely become the main tool for surgical skill assessment in the future. College of Physicians and Surgeons is in process and can definitely follow the principles and plans to augment their surgical resident assessment for enhancing the quality of assessment.
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