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Entrustable Professional Activities for General Pediatrics

Preamble to General Pediatrics EPAs

These curricular components build on the prior work of Drs. Carol Carraccio, Robert Englander, and Joe Gilhooly. Our General Pediatrics EPA Curricular Components Workgroup is indebted to their vision and hard work which led to the identification and description of the 17 General Pediatrics EPAs.

The goals of the Curricular Components Workgroup were to:

  1. Address the scope of practice as well as the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for the functions within each of the 13 General Pediatric EPAs and the four EPAs shared with the pediatric subspecialties
  2. Reinforce learning targets by aligning the EPA curricular components with the ABP General Pediatrics Content Outline

The phrase “curricular components” was used in place of "curriculum" intentionally. The latter typically entails a broad body of work that includes goals, knowledge, skill, and attitude objectives, teaching/learning strategies, and assessment methods. The term curricular components was chosen to limit the breadth of work to include the scope of practice and types of patients targeted in the EPAs that address direct patient care, as well as the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to support the functions of the given EPA.

EPAs for General Pediatrics

Download all General Pediatrics EPAs (PDF).
Download all General Pediatrics Supervision Scales (PDF).
Individual EPAs, with their corresponding Supervision Scales, are below.


Provide consultation to other health care providers caring for children


Provide recommended pediatric health screening


Care for the well newborn


Manage patients with acute, common diagnoses in an ambulatory, emergency, or inpatient setting


Provide a medical home for well children of all ages. (Entrustment decisions for this EPA may require stratification by age group)


Provide a medical home for patients with complex, chronic, or special health care needs. (Entrustment decisions for this EPA may require stratification by age group)


Recognize, provide initial management and refer patients presenting with surgical problems


Facilitate the transition from pediatric to adult health care


Assess and manage patients with common behavior/mental health problems

EPA 10

Resuscitate, initiate stabilization of the patient and then triage to align care with severity of illness (Entrustment decisions for this EPA may require stratification by two age groups: neonate and non-neonate)

EPA 11

Manage information from a variety of sources for both learning and application to patient care

EPA 12

Refer patients who require consultation

EPA 13

Contribute to the fiscally sound, equitable and collaborative management of a healthcare workplace.

EPA 14

Apply public health principles and quality improvement methods to improve population health.

EPA 15

Lead an interprofessional health care team

EPA 16

Facilitate handovers to another health care provider either within or across settings

EPA 17

Demonstrate competence in performing the common procedures of the general pediatrician