WS41 - 02: DEVELOPING AN EPA-ALIGNED SURGICAL SUBINTERNSHIP CURRICULUM: TRAINING FUTURE SURGEONS TODAY
Edmund W Lee, MD1, Anne O Lidor, MD, MPH2, Nabil Issa, MD, MHPE3, Brittany N Hasty, MD1, Dana T Lin, MD1, James N Lau, MD, MHPE1; 1Stanford University, 2University of Wisconsin, 3Northwestern University
Background: After completing required core clerkships, senior medical students typically seek “subinternship” rotations in their planned specialties. The consolidation of clinical clerkship time in medical schools may result in incoming surgical residents that are not equipped to recognize and manage common post-operative emergencies. Many medical schools and residencies have attempted to address these deficiencies with boot camps, however, a recent needs assessment suggests that these gaps are still not adequately addressed.
Goals and Objectives: This workshop will provide learners with a good understanding of appropriate instructional strategies and assessment tools aligning institutional-specific goals with the AAMC’s Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) project. Each participant will leave with an organized guide to develop or refine a subinternship curriculum for their home institution.
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Formulate unique learning needs of the subinternship population.
2. Identify appropriate instructional strategies to teach to the EPAs.
3. Inventory available tools to assess medical students’ readiness for the EPAs.
4. Create evaluation and assessment strategies for their subinternship curriculum.
5. Design a subinternship curriculum implementation plan for your institution.
Workshop Structure and Content: Participants will first break into small groups and a short didactic will be delivered exploring the unique learning needs of subinterns. Each facilitated group will be paired with an ACGME core competency and its relevant EPAs. We will discuss the complexities of assessing subinterns, especially during audition rotations. Participants will share their experiences with subinterns and the challenges in instituting a subinternship curriculum at their institutions.