Molgaard, L K and Chaney, K P and Bok, H G J and Read, E K and Hodgson, J L and Salisbury, S K and Rush, B R and Ilkiw, J E and May, S A and Danielson, J A and Frost, J S and Matthew, S M. Development of core entrustable professional activities linked to a competency-based veterinary education framework. Medical Teacher


Purpose: Despite the adoption of competency-based education in some veterinary schools over the past 15 years, only recently has a concerted effort been directed toward this in veterinary education internationally. Methods: In 2015, educational leaders from the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) member schools came together with a strong call to action to create shared tools for clinical competency assessment. Results: This resulted in the formation of the AAVMC Competency-Based Veterinary Education (CBVE) Working Group, which then embarked on the creation of a shared competency framework and the development of eight core entrustable professional activities (EPAs) linked to this framework. Conclusions: This paper will report on the development of these EPAs and their integration with the concurrently-developed CBVE Framework.