Exploring Surgical Teaching in Operation Rooms via Video Recording and Stakeholder Interview for Establishing Entrustable Professional Activities (Epas) for Surgical Residents.

Project: National Science and Technology CouncilNational Science and Technology Council Academic Grants

Project Details


Graduated medical training has been changed from knowledge base to competency base, and core competences framework has been emphasis, but it is more conceptual rather than feasible. Entrustable professional activities (EPAs) provide a framework to link competences together translating concept of competences framework into practical using. EPAs provide wide-angle lens to assess learners’ learning outcomes in daily clinical setting. Due to the reduction of residency duty hours policy in Taiwan, there are increasing concerns on whether surgical residency training is able to prepare trainees become capable surgeons. The objectives of this 3 year research project aims to (1) develop surgical-specified EPAs to residency training year 1 to year 3 through video recording in operation rooms and focus group interviews amongst each stakeholders. (2) test whether the developed EPAs fit into the current clinical contexts and (3) assess how clinical teachers use EPAs and how can EPAs benefit residency trainees’ learning.

Project IDs

Project ID:PF10708-0901
External Project ID:MOST107-2511-H182-014
Effective start/end date01/08/1831/07/19


  • establishing entrustable professional activities (EPAs)
  • Surgical residency training
  • video recording
  • focus group discussion


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