Developing entrustable professional activities for family medicine training in South Africa

South African Family Practice

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Title Developing entrustable professional activities for family medicine training in South Africa
Creator Jenkins, Louis S. Mash, Robert Motsohi, Ts'epo Naidoo, Mergan Ras, Tasleem Cooke, Richard Brits, Hanneke
Subject Family medicine; general practice; public health; primary care; primary health care entrustable professional activities (EPAs); family medicine; specialist; training; South Africa
Description Workplace-based assessment (WPBA) is becoming part of high-stake assessments in specialist training. Entrustable professional activities (EPAs) are a recent addition to WPBA. This is the first South African publication on developing EPAs for postgraduate family medicine training. An EPA is a unit of practice, observable in the workplace, constituting several tasks with underlying knowledge, skills and professional behaviours. Entrustable professional activities allow for entrustable decisions regarding competence in a described work context. A national workgroup representing all nine postgraduate training programmes in South Africa has developed 19 EPAs. This new concept needs change management to understand the theory and practice of EPAs. Family medicine departments with large clinical workloads are small, necessitating navigating logistical issues to develop EPAs. It has unmasked existing workplace learning and assessment challenges.Contribution: This article contributes new thinking to developing EPAs for family medicine in an effort to understand more authentic WPBA nationally. 
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Date 2023-02-17
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Open Forum
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/safp.v65i1.5690
Source South African Family Practice; Vol 65, No 1 (2023): Part 1; 6 pages 2078-6204 2078-6190
Language eng
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Coverage Africa; South Africa 2020-2022 n/a
Rights Copyright (c) 2023 Louis S. Jenkins, Robert Mash, Ts’epo Motsohi, Mergan Naidoo, Tasleem Ras, Richard Cooke, Hanneke Brits