After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:

1|Define “entrustable professional activity” (EPA) and the ABS intent in introducing EPAs to graduate medical education in surgery
2|Discuss how EPAs provide an opportunity to meaningfully improve the quality of feedback to residents
3|Employ the use of the SIMPL EPA tool on their devices to enter EPA evaluations


Neal Seymour, MD
Professor of Surgery
UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate 
Surgery Residency Program Director
Baystate Medical Center 

David Tashjian, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate
Pediatric Surgeon, Baystate Medical Center

Gladys Fernandez, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate

Faculty Disclosure

The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education (CE) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options. Any relevant financial relationships are mitigated prior to the educational activity.

None of the planners or faculty for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.       

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Baystate Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABS MOC Self Assessment for Surgeons

Successful completion​​​ of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME [and Self-Assessment requirements] of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.

Session date: 
02/02/2024 - 7:00am to 8:00am EST
Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut St.
Springfield, MA 01199
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 BCIPE Instructional Hours
  • 1.00 American Board of Surgery MOC

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