Research Article
Volume 16 Issue 6 - 2021
Nutrition Related Learning Objectives and Entrustable Professional Activities in the Continuum of Medical Education and Training: Boston University Communities’ Experiences
Carine M Lenders1*, Megan V Alexander2, Sarah M Gurney3 and Kate E Donovan3
1Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, USA
2Boston University School of Medicine, USA
3Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center, USA
*Corresponding Author: Carine M Lenders, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Director, Nutrition and Fitness for Life program and Pediatric Nutrition Support, Boston, MA, USA.
Received: January 07, 2021; Published: May 31, 2021


Objective: To aid curricula-developers in creatinge nutrition and lifestyle related learning objectives, competencies and Entrustable Professional Activities that are most relevant to their medical school context.

Methods: This study clarifies the definitions of terms used in competency-based educational models and provides lessons-learned and tools in medical nutrition related education developed at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine. In addition, our team has reviewed recommendations from national working groups that focus on medical nutrition related education.

Results: Our team has compiled a comprehensive list of terms used in competency-based educational models to guide the development of learning objectives and competencies. We also provided tools to organize nutrition related learning objectives and competencies, and a nutrition related Entrusted Professional Activity developed at Boston Medical Center. Finally, we offered links and references to currently available curricular guides, learning objectives, competencies and EPAs in nutrition, metabolism, and lifestyle.

Conclusion: This study will facilitate the development of learning objectives, competencies and EPAs in nutrition, metabolism and lifestyle. This effort will allow for further collaborations on nutrition related education and research.


Keywords: Learning Objectives; Competencies; Entrustable Professional Activities, Medical Education; Nutrition; Lifestyle


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Citation: Carine M Lenders., et al. “Nutrition Related Learning Objectives and Entrustable Professional Activities in the Continuum of Medical Education and Training: Boston University Communities’ Experiences”. EC Nutrition 16.6 (2021): 54-61.

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