Both GME and UME institutions will benefit from this hour-long webinar as we tackle the complexities of CBME and EPAs and open the session to a Q&A. Use this opportunity to ask critical questions about the guiding principles for competency-based medical education and the AAMC Core EPAs Pilot.
Dr. Jonathan Amiel is a Professor of Psychiatry and Senior Associate Dean for Innovation in Health Professions Education at Columbia University’s Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons. He is also an Attending Psychiatrist at NewYork Presbyterian and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Amiel obtained his bachelor’s degree in biology from Yale University and his MD from Columbia.
He is past chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) Organization of Resident Representatives and Northeast Group on Educational Affairs leads its Core Entrustable Professional Activities pilot. He serves on the Advisory Committee for the Gold Humanism Honor Society and chairs its Membership Committee. Dr. Amiel’s work focuses on competency-based education and its relationship to the development of health professionals’ identities. In his work, he partners with educators across the medical school, medical center, university, and colleagues in national and international professional societies to advance the training of health professionals to optimally meet the evolving needs of the public. The overarching goal is to ensure that training is intentional, just, and aligned with public health needs – including developing our next generation of clinician scientists, educators, and advocates.
Meggi (Lensman) Platt, MBA is MedHub’s Undergraduate Medical Education Industry Consultant. With over 12+ years of experience in both undergraduate and graduate medical education driving institutional and programmatic change and supporting compliance for pivotal institutions in the healthcare markets; including, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Cleveland Clinic, and Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. Meggi has served in both coordinator and administrative leadership roles within Accreditation and Compliance, Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs, and Student Affairs, often presenting the latest hot topics of medical education at regional and national conferences. In May of 2021, Meggi joined MedHub, to support both internal and external stakeholders stay abreast of the continuously evolving changes in medical education, advocating for the needs of the UME Community.
MedHub’s tenured Industry Consultants provide in-house expertise to our clients to optimize successful application of the platform in combination with the critical understanding of accreditation, institutional oversight, and curriculum management. Meggi has a B.S in Business Management and Marketing from Wright State University and an M.B.A. in Business Management and Marketing from Syracuse University.
In 2014, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) published a list of 13 Core Entrustable Professional Activities for Entering Residency (Core EPAs) that medical school graduates might be expected to perform, without direct supervision, on the first day of residency. Soon after, the AAMC commissioned a five-year pilot with 10 medical schools across the United States, seeking to implement the Core EPA framework to improve the transition from undergraduate to graduate medical education. This presentation will highlight the pilot team’s organizational structure and early results of collaborative efforts to provide guidance to other institutions planning to implement the Core EPA framework.
Based on the pilot team’s experiences over the first two years, guiding principles were established for institutions intending to implement the Core EPA framework. Dr. Amiel will discuss the impact of the pilot, its limitations, and the next steps, as well as how the pilot team is engaging the broader medical education community. He encourages ongoing communication across institutions to capitalize on the expertise of educators to tackle challenges related to the implementation of this novel approach and to generate common national standards for entrustment. The Core EPA pilot aims to better prepare medical school graduates for their professional duties at the beginning of residency with the ultimate goal of improving patient care.