In graduate medical education, Entrustable Professional Activities are what graduating medical students should be able to do without direct supervision on day one of residency. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler is partnering with ACHE of East Texas to extend that concept to what everyone should expect their program’s graduates to be able to do independently upon graduation. This will include a short presentation by Michael H. Kennedy, PhD, MHA, FACHE and Kate Starnes, JD, MEd, focusing on Entrustable Professional Activities – which will be followed by a focus group to brainstorm what healthcare administration Entrustable Professional Activities might be.
Appetizers will be provided.
Attendees will be asked to sign consent forms before participating in the focus group session.
Michael H. Kennedy, PhD, MHA, FACHE
Dr. Kennedy is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Healthcare Policy, Economics and Management in the School of Community and Rural Health at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler. He has 40-plus years’ experience in teaching and health services administration that have been divided between academic positions and operational assignments in the military health system culminating as the Chief Operating Officer of a small military hospital. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Kate Starnes, JD, MEd
Kate Starnes currently serves as the Associate Vice President for Practice Plan Administration at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UTHSCT). In addition, she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Healthcare Policy, Economics and Management. Previously, Kate was the Executive Director for The Northeast Texas Center for Rural Community Health where she oversaw all Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) activities and managed the day-to-day operations of the Center.