Autonomy, competence, and relatedness in the time of Entrustable Professional Activities

A study led by Julien-Carl (JC) Phaneuf, PhD candidate in Health Professions Education at Maastricht University's SHE

We are conducting a study in the field of postgraduate medical education (PGME).

We want to understand how Entrutable Professional Activities (EPAs) support residents' development into competent physicians.

EPAs are the key tasks of a specialty that can be progressively entrusted to residents as they demonstrate increasing readiness to practice unsupervised.

EPAs help structure the PGME curriculum.

Residents' development is facilitated when they are autonomously motivated to complete the curriculum.

Autonomous motivation is nurtured when residents' needs for autonomy, competence, and relatedness are met.

It is essential to understand how EPAs promote autonomy, competence, and relatedness:

EPAs should not lead to demotivation or impair growth.

We are seeking Canadian and Dutch gastroenterology faculty members and residents to participate in one-on-one interviews to help us achieve our research aim.

Do you want to participate in the study?

Click on the button below to send an email to the principal investigator, JC Phaneuf:

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