Entrustable Professional Activities Toolkit for Breast Imagers
Faculty at NYU Langone’s Department of Radiology led a multi-institutional team of researchers to develop an entrustable professional activity–(EPA) based learning and assessment guide for breast imaging residents and fellows to determine their readiness to practice unsupervised.
EPAs are activities that together form the core of a profession. EPAs, in this case for breast imaging, are essential tasks an attending breast imaging radiologist regularly performs in clinical practice. Our validated list of breast imaging EPAs gives residents and fellows a clear guide of practical tasks they must master before they are entrusted to care for patients without supervision.
Each EPA has a corresponding resource guide for trainees and a supervision checklist for attending radiologists to assess trainee performance.
EPA Worksheets for Residents and Fellows
EPA Assessment Guides for Attending Radiologists
EPA Teaching Tips for Attending Radiologists
Teaching Tips EPA 1: Identifying and Managing Abnormalities on Mammography, Ultrasound, and MRI
Teaching Tips EPA 2: Working-up and Managing Patients in the Diagnostic Imaging Setting
Teaching Tips EPA 4: Evaluating and Staging Patients with Newly and Previously Diagnosed Breast Cancer
Teaching Tips EPA 5: Performing Presurgical Localization Using Ultrasound or Mammographic Guidance
This Breast Imaging EPA-based resource tool was developed with funding from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Research and Education Foundation through an education scholar grant awarded to lead investigator Monica M. Sheth, MD.
Learn more about EPAs or access the study Development of Breast Imaging Specific Entrustable Professional Activities Using a Double Delphi Technique to view the methodology behind how EPAs for breast imaging radiology were developed.
Monica M. Sheth, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Petra Lewis, MPH
Vice Chair of Education, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Geisel School of Medicine
Alice Fornari, EdD
Assistant Vice President of Faculty Development, Northwell Health
Associate Dean of Educational Skills Development, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Priscilla Slanetz, MD, MPH
Vice Chair of Academic Affairs, Department of Radiology; and Associate Program Director, Radiology Residency, Boston University Medical Center
Katherine Klein, MD
Associate Director, Radiology Medical Student Education, University of Michigan Health System
Ryan Woods, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Radiology and Associate Section Chief of Breast Imaging, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine