Training the Assessors: Cascading assessment training to the workplace

Ryland, I., Gillies, R., Shaw, N J, Lamont, G., Higgins, J., Dainty, C., Thomson, A. and Graham, D. (2006) Training the Assessors: Cascading assessment training to the workplace. Association of Medical Education in Europe Annual Conference, 14-18 September, Cotone Congressi, Genoa, Italy.

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Background: The development of the Foundation Programme within Modernising Medical Careers (MMC) introduced a number of tools for trainee assessment.The findings of a previous study (Ryland et al, 2006) reported the need for Educational Supervisors to be trained in the use of the assessment tools and the value of relevant feedback. Summary of work: To address these findings a series of work shops on assessment were held. Over 300 Educational Supervisors from across the Deanery participated in the workshops. The issues discussed were entered onto a thematic framework and ive key issues emerged: Time constraints, Scoring assessment, Competency levels, Assessment forms, Trainees failing to complete assessments or achieve competencies. Summary of results: Participant evaluations after the workshops show that sessions offer a high level of education and training value leading to a greater understanding of the assessment needs. (94% rated sessions as excellent). A cascade process of workshop delivery is occurring within individual Trusts and specialties with facilitators from previous workshop attendees offering their newly developed expertise. A representative of the Mersey Deanery MMC Team attends each workshop to assure standards of delivery and knowledge. Conclusion/Take home message: It is essential that all assessors, regardless of grade, are aware of their responsibilities and recognise the need for training.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Nursing and Midwifery
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2010 14:53

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