The AAMC Core EPAs for Entering Residency: An Update from the National Pilot

Des Moines , IA US
January 18, 2018


Open to DMU faculty and staff only. There is no cost to attend and registration is not required.

Series Description

The Winter 2018 IAMSE Web Seminar Series focuses on the current state of Competency-Based Education across the health professions and its future directions. The series begins with an overview of current assessment theories, tools and practices and explains how these have been adapted to better reflect learners’ attainment of competency within a competency-based framework. This is followed by a session that explores the relationship between memory and learning and describes strategies to better prepare and equip learners to achieve success within a competency-based framework. The AAMC Core EPA work group next provides an update on the integration of “entrustment activities and entrustment assessment tools” into a competency-based framework. The following presentation explores the benefits, challenges and outcomes of incorporating Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships (LICs) into competency-based medical education. The series closes with an appraisal of the Education in Pediatrics Across the Continuum (EPAC) curriculum as a content-focused, “continuous” competency-based model that spans undergraduate and graduate medical education. Upon completion of this series, participants will be better able to describe the evolution of competency-based education in the health professions. Participants will also be able to identify opportunities within their own institutions for adopting and adapting a competency-based educational framework.

Webinar Description

Dr Lomis, on behalf of the national pilot group, will briefly review the background of the AAMC Core EPAs for Entering Residency initiative and will summarize recent activities of the national pilot group. Guiding principles for implementation will be elucidated, and areas of ongoing development and study will be discussed.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the background of the AAMC Core EPAs for Entering Residency initiative
  • Summarize recent activities of the national pilot group
  • Review guiding principles for implementation
  • Introduce the EPA toolkits
  • Discuss areas of ongoing development & study


Kimberly D. Lomis, MD
Associate Dean for Undergrad Medical Education, Professor of Surgery, Medical Education and Administration, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Dr. Lomis is Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education, Professor of Surgery, and Professor of Medical Education and Administration at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She was charged with the implementation of a major revision of the medical school curriculum, “Curriculum 2.0.” Dr. Lomis also serves in the AAMC as the Associate Project Director for the national pilot of the Core EPAs for Entering Residency, and she is the past chair of the Section on Undergraduate Medical Education and prior steering committee member for the AAMC Group on Educational Affairs. In the AMA Accelerating Change in Medical Education consortium, Dr Lomis is a PI and a co-leader of the competency-based assessment group.

Dr. Lomis received her B.S. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1988 and her M.D. from the University Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1992. She trained in general surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center from 1992-1997 and practiced until 2012. She holds a graduate certificate in the Business of Medicine from Johns Hopkins, and is a Harvard Macy Institute Scholar.

Dr. Lomis’ academic interests include complex systems, change management and competency-based medical education. She guided the implementation of competency milestones for UME at Vanderbilt, which serve as evidence of student development in the new digital portfolio. She is invested in program evaluation and promoting the judicial use of educational resources.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
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Event starts: 
01/18/2018 - 11:00am CST
Event ends: 
01/18/2018 - 12:00pm CST
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Available Credit

  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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