Faculty Instructional Development Series

FID Series 1

Physicians and resident educators should be familiar with Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME), including competencies, Educational Program Objectives (EPOs), Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs), and Workplace-Based Assessments (WBAs). The COM-T uses WBAs to assess medical students on EPAs, guiding skill development, improving patient care, and supporting professional growth during medical education and training. This FID series is intended to enhance resident-physician knowledge and foster a supportive environment with our medical school and students. Together, we can cultivate a stronger organization through common language and understanding.

1A – Workplace-Based Assessments (WBAs) – narrated by Michael Ditillo, DO, FACS [Session LENGTH: 13:29]

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By the end of this micro session on Workplace-Based Assessments (WBAs), you should:
     1. Understand the focus of WBAs
     2. Understand the purpose of WBAs
     3. Understand the expectations for student feedback on WBAs


1B – Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME) – narrated by Indu Partha, MD [Session LENGTH 14:17]

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By the end of this micro session on Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME), you should be able to:
     1. Explain the goal of CBME
     2. Explain the reasons to assist medical students in our CBME program
     3. Understand the purpose of the six core competencies used at the College of Medicine – Tucson
     4. Understand how competencies fit within competency-based medical education
     5. Answer the question, how will using the Educational Program Objectives support your communication with medical students?


1C – Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) – narrated by Michael Ditillo, DO, FACS [Session LENGTH 12:04]

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By the end of this micro session on Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs), you should:
     1. Understand what an EPA is
     2. Know how EPAs are used in Undergraduate Medical Education (UME)
     3. Recognize the opportunities EPAs create for student learning
     4. Understand how EPAs fit within Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME)


If you would like to give feedback on the above presentations, please direct it to Michelle Schickling (mschick@arizona.edu).

If you experience technical difficulties accessing or completing the above learning modules, please contact Davin Vidigal Rosenberg (davinvr@arizona.edu).