Bringing competencies closer to day-to-day clinical work through entrustable professional activities

Olle ten Cate, Stephen Tobin and Marie-Louise Stokes
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/mja16.00481
Published online: 16 January 2017

Over the past 20 years, medical training institutions, medical regulatory authorities and the public have sought to redefine the competent medical doctor. This has reshaped the training and assessment of students, interns and registrars across the continuum. Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, the Netherlands and Australia have contributed to this global movement.1,2

  • Olle ten Cate1,2
  • Stephen Tobin3
  • Marie-Louise Stokes4

  • 1 Center for Research and Development of Education, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 2 University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, United States
  • 3 Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Melbourne, VIC
  • 4 Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Sydney, NSW


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