Entrustable Professional Activities For Residency Training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 Oct;96(10):762-764. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000000741.


Entrustable professional activities are observable units of professional practice that can potentially provide a link between competency-based medical education and clinical practice. The authors, part of a subcommittee of the Association of Academic Physiatrists Education Committee, identified a set of entrustable professional activities that would serve residency training programs in the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Using a modified Delphi process, residency program directors in the field reviewed and validated a set of entrustable professional activities. The final set of 19 entrustable professional activities is presented in this article.

MeSH terms

  • Advisory Committees
  • Clinical Competence / standards*
  • Competency-Based Education / standards
  • Delphi Technique
  • Education, Medical, Graduate / standards*
  • Educational Measurement
  • Humans
  • Internship and Residency*
  • Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine / education*
  • United States