The Ethics, Professionalism and Policy Program, or EP3, is an innovative multi-modal education program developed by the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy to help residents achieve the standards of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Next Accreditation System (NAS). Utilizing a flipped-classroom approach to learning, the program consists of a series of online video modules that students can access from anywhere and associated in-person engagement sessions that explore practical applications of the material presented in the modules.
This innovative combination of online modules, engagement sessions, and assessments (together referred to as a ‘learning unit’) is designed to tie the course content back to the ACGME NAS milestones to ensure that our residents are receiving the ethics, professionalism, and policy training required for ACGME accreditation and for practical application in clinical practice.
Starting in academic year 2019-2020, we embarked upon the next phase of the program called EP3 2.0. Building on the success of EP3 1.0, we are updating the entire curriculum package and adding additional topics. By committing to continually and substantially review our program, we can ensure that we are providing relevant, current, and engaging content and the optimal mix of assessments to enable residents to achieve the competency requirements in the ACGME milestones.
The annual curriculum is launched to all residents in August and is accessible through Baylor College of Medicine’s learning management system in SuccessFactors.