The competent surgeon: Bridging the gap between undergraduate final year and postgraduate surgery training

Translated title of the contribution: The competent surgeon: Bridging the gap between undergraduate final year and postgraduate surgery training

M. Kadmon, P. Ganschow, S. Gillen, H. S. Hofmann, N. Braune, J. Johannink, P. Kühn, H. J. Buhr, P. O. Berberat

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Abstract

Competency-based frameworks rely on relevant professional competency rather than formal regulations. The transitional phase between final year undergraduate and common trunk postgraduate medical training is characterized by an increase of professional responsibility whereby previously acquired knowledge, skills and abilities have to be merged and applied to patients. Undergraduate and postgraduate training programs should ensure a successive transfer of responsibility for medical practice to final year students and young residents depending on individual competence. The concept of entrustable professional activities (EPA) represents a curricular concept based on concrete medical tasks which may be assigned to the responsibility of the trainee.

Translated title of the contributionThe competent surgeon: Bridging the gap between undergraduate final year and postgraduate surgery training
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)859-868
Number of pages10
JournalChirurg
Volume84
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2013

Keywords

  • Competency-based undergraduate and postgraduate education
  • Entrustable professional activity (EPA)
  • Postgraduate surgery training
  • Practical year
  • Responsible decision making

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