Table 2

Average number of months since graduation before participants reached level 4a* and 4b†, respectively

% of respondents indicating level 4a or 4b at graduation as day-one level (level 4b)Months after graduation when level 4a was reached, mean (sd)Months after graduation when level 4b was reached, mean (sd)
1. Management of a digestion problem of an individual patient.36.3 (1.5), n=1352.37 (2.9), n=1315.58 (4.8), n=124
2. Management of a circulation problem of an individual patient.43.7 (4.8), n=1262.88 (3.6), n=1225.85 (5.3), n=117
3. Execution of a common minor surgical procedure.1.6 (0.0), n=1256.83 (6.5), n=1039.04 (7.2), n=98
4. Obtaining a blood sample for further diagnoses and interpretation of the results.72.8 (38.4), n=1251.00 (1.7), n=1242.45 (3.2), n=124
5. Execution of an obstetrical delivery, including guiding and assuring the patient owner and giving advice.19.35 (0.8), n=1246.54 (7.5), n=1089.70 (8.5), n=97
  • There is variation in ‘n’ per EPA. When participants did not yet feel ready to perform the EPA at level 4a or 4b, he or she filled in ‘–‘ or ‘not applicable’. Sometimes participants filled in an imaginary level of the EPA (in the future) because the months of working were less than the months in the answer. In this case the answer was removed from the data.

  • *Supervision at a distance and/or post-hoc and with remote guidance.

  • †Execution of the task unsupervised without guidance.

  • EPA, entrustable professional activity.