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Validity of Entrustable Professional Activities in a National Sample of General Surgery Residency Programs

Montgomery KB, Mellinger JD, Jones A, et al. Validity of Entrustable Professional Activities in a National Sample of General Surgery Residency Programs. J...
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Implementation of Entrustable Professional Activities in General Surgery: Results of a National Pilot Study

Brasel KJ, Lindeman B, Jones A, et al. Implementation of Entrustable Professional Activities in General Surgery: Results of a National Pilot Study. Ann...
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Entrustable Professional Activities, A Tool for Addressing Sex Bias and the Imposter Syndrome?

Sarosi GA Jr, Klingensmith M. Ann Surg. 2022 Feb 1;275(2):230-231. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000005189.
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Gender Differences in Entrustable Professional Activity Evaluations of General Surgery Residents

Padilla EP, Stahl CC, Jung SA, et al. Ann Surg. 2022 Feb 1;275(2):222-229. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000004905.
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The recommended description of an entrustable professional activity: AMEE Guide No. 140

Ten Cate O, Taylor DR. 2021 Oct;43(10):1106-1114. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2020.1838465.
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American Board of Surgery Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs): Assessing Graduating Residents’ Perception of Preoperative Entrustment

Kearse LE, Schmiederer IS, Anderson TN, Dent DL, Payne DH, Korndorffer JR Jr. J Surg Educ. 2021 Nov-Dec;78(6):e183-e188. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2021.09.004.
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Revisiting the Core Entrustable Professional Activities for Entering Residency

Amiel JM, Andriole DA, Biskobing DM, Brown DR, Cutrer WB, Emery MT, Mejicano GC, Ryan MS, Swails JL, Wagner DP; Association of American...
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A Phased Approach: The General Surgery Experience Adopting Entrustable Professional Activities in the United States

Lindeman B, Brasel K, Minter RM, Buyske J, Grambau M, Sarosi G. Acad Med. 2021 Jul 1;;96(7S):S9-S13. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000004107.
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Association Between Entrustable Professional Activities and Milestones Evaluations: Real-time Assessments Correlate With Semiannual Reviews

Albright JB, Meier AH, Ruangvoravat L, VanderMeer TJ. J Surg Educ. 2020 Nov-Dec;77(6):e220-e228. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2020.07.027.
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Implementation of Entrustable Professional Activities into a General Surgery Residency

Stahl CC, Collins E, Jung SA, Rosser AA, Kraut AS, Schnapp BH, Westergaard M, Hamedani AG, Minter RM, Greenberg JA. J Surg Educ....
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