Ins and outs of Entrustable Professional Activities

An international Course- Bogotá, Colombia

The Ins and Outs of EPAs course Utrecht is designed to provide experienced educators and individuals having roles in curriculum development, coordination, and faculty development with hands-on experience to conduct workshops and courses focused on EPAs.

The three-day course targeted at educators in a leadership position, has been successfully conducted multiple times, different countries, in 2018 and 2019 and will be delivered in a roughly similar format at three locations at different times in 2020.


Entrustable Professional Activities or “EPAs” as they are commonly known have become an significant component of the design of competency-based education in health professions education. Many postgraduate medical programs and increasingly undergraduate medical programs worldwide are redesigning education and assessment procedures to incorporate EPAs in clinical training. Other health professions have explored the possibilities to use EPAs in their programs, such as nursing, physician assistant, veterinary medicine, midwifery, pharmacy, physical therapy and dentistry training.

Identifying suitable EPAs and finding consensus, adapting the objectives and programs of training, implementing new routines for education in the workplace, using entrustment decision making as an assessment approach, and faculty development to get everyone on board all require a deep understanding of the EPA concepts and skills and a toolkit of workshops and presentations, to be used at local schools and institutions.

Bogotá, Colombia. September 17-19, 2020

Hosted by the Faculty of Medicine at Universidad de La Sabana

The Ins and Outs of EPAs course in Faculty of Medicine is designed to provide experience educators and individuals having roles in curriculum development, coordination, and faculty development with hands-on experience to conduct workshops and courses focused on EPAs.

Course content

  • Truths and Myths about EPAs

  • Development of EPAs and EPA-based curricula in UME and GME

  • Entrustment decision making as assessment of trainees

  • EPAs across the continuum of education and practice

  • Plenaries, discussions and parallel small group workshops


    To register for the course, please complete the registration form in its entirety. You will receive an immediate email confirmation of your submission. A separate email confirmation of acceptance to the course will be sent within a week along with payment instructions and information on hotel accommodations.

    About Course fee
    $2.000.000 COP/ $630 USD

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    All 2020 Sites and Dates of Course

    Kuala Lumpur, Malasya
    March 5-7, 2020
    Lead by Dr. Olle ten Cate
    Washington, DC
    April 30- May 2, 2020
    Lead by Dr. Carrie Chen

    Utrecht, Netherlands
    June 11-13, 2020
    Lead by Dr. Olle ten Cate

    Bogotá, Colombia
    September 17-19, 2020
    Lead by Dr. Olle ten Cate


    International Faculty Members

     Olle ten Cate, PhD
    Attended medical school at the university of Amsterdam in the 1970s and subequently was employed there as an educational advisor. He completed this PhD dissertation in 1986. In 1999 he was appointed as a professor of medical education at Utrecht University. From 2005 until 2017 he was Director the Center for Research and Development of Education at University Medical Center Utrecht. From 2018 he is Scientific Director of Education at UMC Utrecht. He was president of the Netherlands Association for Medical Education from 2006-2012. In 2017 he received the NVMO Han Moll Award and the J.P. Hubbard Award of NBME in the US, and in 2018 the Ian R. Hart Award. Dominant in his current work is competency-based medical education with entrustable professional activities.
     Jacqueline de Graaf, MD PhD
    Is an internist, program director of internal medicine and director of PGME at the Radboud University Medical Centre in the Netherlands. At the national level, she is the chair of the Dutch Council of Internal Medicine. In the last 4 years, Jacqueline has contributed and participated in several national projects which supported the development of EPA’s in all PGME’s. She has trained multiple groups of staff members and residents to work with EPA’s in clinical practice. Jacqueline has been the chair of the National Internal Medicine Committee who developed the EPA’s for internal medicine. The committee performed an EPA pilot project in 15 hospitals over the course of 12 months which helped the team tremendously as they learned from each other and involved everybody at every stage.  Jacqueline participated in the first international EPA course last year.
     David Taylor, MD MHPE FRCPC
    Is a general internist who trained at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons and UCLA Medical Centre prior to joining the Department of Medicine at Queen’s University in Canada in 2011. He has served in various education roles at Queen’s, and is currently the Core Residency Program Director for Medicine. In addition, he recently completed the Master’s in Health Professions Education program at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He has strong academic interests in both competency based education and leading organizational change. He participated in the team developing the Entrustable Professional Activities for undergraduate medical education in Canada. In addition, he led the Internal Medicine Specialty Committee at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in developing the EPAs for Internal Medicine residency training.  

    Latin America Faculty Members

     Verónica Daniela Durán Pérez MSc
    Master's Degree in Educational Management (La Salle University) and a Bachelor of Medicine (National Autonomous University of Mexico). She is a researcher in Medical Education, Public Health and Epidemiology, a Professor of Health Promotion, Public Health, and Biomedical Informatics, and a Professor of Teacher Training in Public Health at the Mexican Society of Public Health, the National Institute of Public Health, and UNAM.
     Samuel Eloy Gutierrez Barreto
    Is employed at te Medical Education Research Department and Teacher in Integration Medical Science Department General Physician, Master's in Medical Education Interests in the implementation of EPA in Undergraduate Medical Education. At 2012, the  National Autonomous University of Mexico at Mexico City started to implement EPAs in undergraduate medical education and in that moment, Samuel Barreto started a thesis in Educational Research to apply to the Master's degree and achieve that few years later. Now his work focuses on implementation on EPAs in all the undergraduate years.
     Markus Andrade
    Full Professor of Medicine; MD (1994), PhD at University of São Paulo, (1999), MBA (2010), Certified in Internal Medicine (1996), Intensive Care (2006) and Emergency Medicine (EM) (2017), Postdoc at National Institute of Health (2001-2003), USA. Director of EM Intership and EM Resident Program, University Hospital/UFMG. Medical Director of Department of Emergency Medicine. Hes has have 24 residents in EM and every 3 months more than 80 sixth year students take internship under his general supervision. Markus Andrage has been involved with EM education for medical undergraduate students and EM residents. His focus is to build an EPA-based curriculum for EM from medical school to residency.
     Eduardo Durante
    Is a Family and professor at the Hospital Italiano University medial school in Buenos Aires. He completed a Master of Health Professions Education programme in Maastricht University. At present, he is the Director of an MHPE programme and in charge of the undergraduate curriculum renewal, which is outcome- based with EPA-defined outcomes.
     Luis Carlos Domínguez
    Director Department of Surgery Universidad de la Sabana (Colombia). Surgeon (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia), MHPE (Keele University, UK) and PhD candidate at the School of Health Professions Education (Maastricht University). His research is focused on instructional design, workplace-based learning, wellbeing in residency training and clinical outcomes in surgical care. 
    Julio César García Casallas  QF MD MSc
    Is a general internist who trained at Hospital Militar Central (HMC) and a Clinical Pharmacologist at Universidad de La Sabana. He was Associate Professor  and Program Director Medicine School in the Universidad El Bosque from 2008-2011. Since 2012 is head of the Clinical Pharmacology Department at Clínica Universidad de La Sabana and the Clinical Pharmacology Specialization at Universidad de La Sabana. He is part of the Medical Education Investigation Group and since 2017 he is Program Director School of Medicine at Universidad de La Sabana. He leads the Curriculum Reform based on Entrustable Professional Activities Framework and the implementation of 4C/ID model for undergraduate medical education (MEDICUS Program) and Clinical Pharmacologist residency training in the Universidad de La Sabana.