EPA Entrustment Scale Refinements

Aug 1, 2020
Author: 
Heather McDonald-Blumer

The final rating scale “EPA Overall Assessment” has changed across all Postgrad Departments, hoping to make the anchors more straightforward, interpretable and to promote uniformity.

Please see the document for a full explanation but in short the new categories are:

 

Proficient

 

performance was an exemplar

Competent

 

didn’t need to act - coaching aside

Support

 

provided minor re-direction

Direction

 

provided major re-direction

Intervention

 

had to complete some or all of the EPA

The nuanced interpretation will be discussed in detail by your Program Director, RPC and Competence Committee to help ensure that there is uniformity across your division. (Note that the grading scale for milestones [the sub components of the task] will remain the same for the present.)