What is EPAC?
The University of Utah School of Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics are participating in an exciting, innovative pilot project in medical education, Education in Pediatrics Across the Continuum (EPAC). The continuum is the educational journey through medical school, residency and into a professional career. We are one of three medical Schools (Universities of California-San Francisco, Minnesota and Utah) which are collaborating with several national organizations, including the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), to test the feasibility of advancing medical students and residents based on competency. EPAC's vision is to create a new model of education that seamlessly spans these educational experiences and uses competency-based methods, rather than time, to measure student progress.
Each year, 1-3 EPAC participants are selected during their second year at the University of Utah School of Medicine. As these students advance through their undergraduate and graduate medical education, using a compentency based rather than time based process.