Core Entrustable Professional Activities in Clinical Pharmacology for Entering Residency: Biologics

J Clin Pharmacol. 2017 Aug;57(8):947-955. doi: 10.1002/jcph.938. Epub 2017 Jun 14.


Biologicals are a rapidly expanding class of medications used in the treatment of many different conditions. This article reviews the common characteristics of this class and the requirements for safe and effective use in patients. Several vignettes are included to illustrate common challenges.

Keywords: GME; UME; antibodies; biologics; entrustable professional activities (EPAs) in clinical pharmacology; medical education; prescribing practices; proteins.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Antibodies, Monoclonal / therapeutic use
  • Biological Products / therapeutic use*
  • Clinical Competence
  • Humans
  • Internship and Residency
  • Pharmacology, Clinical


  • Antibodies, Monoclonal
  • Biological Products