What I’m Thinking About…

CHES is piloting a seminar series designed for discussion of a specific topic of interest to our members and to the health professions education community at UBC. These interactive seminars will be held on the first Tuesday of the month, 12:00 – 1:30 pm, with links to distributed sites and a Movi link, allowing clinician educators to tune in from their offices. While we will play around with the exact design of the seminars based on your feedback, we will start by having a topic, a moderator, and two to three short presentations of theoretical, research-based, or implementation findings. As well, there may be discussion of a key or recently published paper.

These seminars will be designed to promote questions and discussion. Examples of possible topics include: simulation, feedback, governance, assessment, patient-centred care, the CanMeds advocate role, self-regulated learning social accountability, and transitions.

Mark your calendars, watch for specific announcements, and please suggest topics, presenters, and give feedback to: joanna.bates@ubc.ca.

September 2017 What I’m Thinking About…

Drs. Andrea Gingerich, Rose Hatala, Courtney Broten and Kimberly Luu

Entrustment: What is it and what do we do with it?

Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm

  • formal presentations and discussion from 12:00pm – 1:00pm, ongoing moderated discussion 1:00pm – 1:30pm
  • feel free to bring a bagged lunch


  • LSC 1312 (host venue)
  • DHCC 2262
  • MSB 131
  • RJH CA 011
  • KGH CAC 237
  • NHSC 9-374
  • CWH SHY F414
  • RCH 025



The implementation of assessment for competency-based health professions education includes the assessment modality of Entrustable Professional Activities (aka EPAs). But what is entrustment, how do supervisors entrust, is supervision synonymous with entrustment, is entrustment a subcomponent of supervision? And what could possibly go wrong with using entrustment decisions as rating scales? Join us in discussing and probing the concept of entrustment while critiquing and imagining its use within assessment designs.


    1. Discuss how entrustment has been conceptualized and implemented in HPE.
    2. Explore possibilities for how entrustment could be leveraged in curricula and assessment.
    3. Critique the use of supervisory decisions as data within assessment modalities.


The University of British Columbia Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide study credits for continuing medical education for physicians. This course has been reviewed and approved by the UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development. This Group Learning course meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 1.0 Mainpro+ credits. This course is an Accredited Group Learning Activity eligible for up to 1.0 MOC Section 1 credits as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Each physician should claim only those credits he/she actually spent in the activity.

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