Updates on Entrustable Professional Activities in Clerkship & Residency Education
Clerkship and residency directors.
- Focus student requests for feedback on physician competencies expected at entry into PGY-1.
- Encourage students to request and apply feedback in ways that support performance improvement during the rotation.
- Operate a mobile phone app which delivers and captures “on the fly” feedback to students based on workplace-based realities.
Leslie Wimsatt, PhD
Associate Dean for Academic Assessment, Quality and Development, COM Academic Affairs, Des Moines University
Dr. Leslie Wimsatt received her Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in higher education from the University of Michigan where she conducted research on national trends in teaching, learning, and assessment practices at U.S. colleges and universities with the National Center for Postsecondary Improvement. She is a current fellow of the AACOM National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators and past recipient of a graduate research fellowship with the National Database Institute, U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics. Dr. Wimsatt completed the 2013 Harvard Macy Institute Program in Systems-Based Approaches to Assessment in Health Professions Education.
In her current role, Dr. Wimsatt serves as the Associate Dean of Academic Assessment, Quality and Development at Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine where she supports continuous quality improvement efforts through integration and application of student and programmatic assessment data. Previously, her work in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School focused on development of innovative curricula, assessment and funded research initiatives that spanned the undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education continuum.
Dr. Wimsatt has long-standing interest in examining the effectiveness of instructional and assessment strategies on faculty and student outcomes. Her research includes the study of factors that predict medical student depression, suicidal ideation and depression stigma published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. She has also published research on curricular design and assessment practices in Academic Medicine, Family Medicine, Teaching and Learning in Medicine and the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Her co-authored book chapter in the “The Comprehensive Textbook of Healthcare Simulation” explores the integration of simulator use in medical student, residency and continuing medical education. Recent consulting projects include research on the influence of architectural design on student engagement and interprofessional teamwork outcomes in the health sciences. Previous work with the Federal Demonstration Partnership, National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. involved research on academic work and administrative burden affiliated with federal research grant administration.
Dr. Wimsatt currently serves as Chair of the AACOM Research Grant Committee and the EPA Assessment Subcommittee. She is also a member of the AACOM Milestones Task Force.
Relevant to the content of this educational activity, Dr. Wimsatt does not have a financial conflicts with commercial interest companies to disclose.
- MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live, online activity for 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 0.5 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
- Other healthcare providers: This live activity is designated for 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.
Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. Firms providing financial support did not have input in these areas.
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 0.50 AOA Category 1A
- 0.50 CE Contact Hour(s)