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Developing Curriculum & EPAs For HIV Education

November 10, 2019
by Julie Parry

An interdisciplinary team within Yale School of Medicine’s Department of Internal Medicine introduced a HIV training track within the Yale Primary Care Program in 2012 to help address an anticipated shortage of primary care providers able to effectively care for HIV patients.

The group, consisting of Dana Dunne, MD, associate professor of medicine (infectious diseases) and associate chair for Education and Academic Affairs; Michael Green, MD, professor of medicine (general medicine); Jeanette Tetrault, MD, FACP, FASAM, associate professor of medicine (general medicine) and co-director, Addiction Recovery Clinic: Chronic Disease Management/Residency Education Clinic; and Lydia Aoun-Barakat, MD, associate professor term and program director, HIV Primary Care Training Track, sought to develop 12 HIV-Specific Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) to guide the development of the new HIV training program. In their paper “Development of a Novel Competency-Based Evaluation System for HIV Primary Care Training: the HIV Entrustable Professional Activities,” the team discovered that the EPAs were “effective in driving curriculum development.”

Learn more in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Submitted by Julie Parry on November 10, 2019