Entrustable Professional Activities
The practice of veterinary medicine requires more than the ability to demonstrate independent competencies. It necessitates simultaneous integration of multiple competencies to allow veterinary professionals to perform day-to-day activities in the workplace.
For an early stage professional, developing their capability, units of activity can be defined as Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs). EPAs provide the groundwork for the future development of assessment tools and a structure to provide feedback that guides learners as they work towards independent practice (via use of milestones). In this way, EPAs provide the link between competencies and the professional workplace.
In this document, the AAVMC CBVE Working Group has identified eight core EPAs for veterinary education and outlined the relationship between each EPA and its associated domains and competencies. Colleges and schools may wish to create additional EPAs for their unique contexts.