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Table 4 Scoring “Entrustable professional activities” (EPAs) by physicians (5-point scale; mean score over two assessors)

From: Vertically integrated medical education and the readiness for practice of graduates

EPA Dutch (VI curriculum); N = 30 German (non-VI curriculum); N = 29
  M SD M SD
1. Emergency assistance with acute cardiac failure 2.33 0.53 2.36 0.57
2. Handling a patient complaint 2.70 0.92 2.86 0.63
3. Pre-operative information and consent 3.42 0.54 3.43 0.59
4. Breaking bad newsa 2.62 0.70 3.10 0.54
5. Clinical reasoning under time pressure 2.38 0.57 2.38 0.56
6. Solving a management problemb 3.70 0.53 3.19 0.75
7. Suspicion of self-induced disease 2.93 0.57 2.91 0.44
8. Handling of a seriously ill patient 2.40 0.58 2.21 0.68
9. Interaction with a consultant 3.23 0.60 3.28 0.64
  1. aMann-Whitney test: U = 617, z = 2.85, p = .00, r = .37
  2. bMann-Whitney test: U = 265, z = 2.67, p = .01, r = .35