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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 148-151

A competency-based approach to critical care education


1 Department of Internal Medicine, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital; Department of Medical Education, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital; School of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ming-Chen Hsieh
Department of Medical Education, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, 707, Section 3, Chung-Yang Road, Hualien
Taiwan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/tcmj.tcmj_84_18

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The medical education environment is rapidly changing. Competency-based medical education (CBME) is a great advance, but operationalizing competencies for teaching and assessment is problematic. Entrustable professional activities (EPAs) can revitalize CBME by connecting competencies to practice, creating flexibility in programs. CBME requires and deepens the nature of workplace-based assessments. It is important to use EPAs to verify residents' ability to care for critically ill patients unsupervised in simulation education.


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