CBD FAQ

Here are some commonly asked questions. If your question is not answered here, please do not hesitate to contact your program or email us at dom.cbd@utoronto.ca.

Why are there two platforms?

Medsquares is the original platform used for EPA completion that is now being replaced by Elentra. The University of Toronto is moving towards using Elentra for all EPA assessments as of July 2019.

Programs who are field testing (Internal Medicine, General Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine) are using Medsquares.

Programs who have officially launched (Emergency Medicine, Nephrology and Medical Oncology) are using Elentra for EPA assessments.

Some users like to create links to these sites on the homescreens of their mobile devices so they have easy access.

Do I need a University of Toronto User ID (UTORID) to access these platforms?

Yes, a UTORID is required to sign into either platform. If you don’t know your UTORID, please contact your Program Administrator.

Who can initiate an EPA?

Either a resident or a faculty can initiate an EPA assessment.

Note: Faculty initiating assessments require a user account. Please contact your Program Administrator or dom.cbd@utoronto.ca if you do not have an account.

 

How often do EPAs need to be completed?

It depends. Each program sets EPA requirements for their residents to meet their needs to make progression/promotion decisions. If you have any questions, please contact your Program Director, CBME Lead or the Program Administrator for your program.

When should the EPAs be completed?

It’s best to do complete an EPA assessment shortly after the encounter. While we understand that may not always be possible, EPAs must be completed within 48 hours after the encounter.

Can I start an EPA and complete it at a later time?

It depends. On Elentra, assessments can be saved and completed at a later time.

It is not possible to save evaluation on Medsquares.

I’m finding it challenging to provide constructive feedback – is there any guidance on this?

Yes, we have a brief document that provides some useful tips and a previous newsletter had a section devoted.

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