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Academy Assessment Committee

Chaired by: Professor Andrew Elder

The Academy Assessment Committee coordinates, facilitates and takes forward the work of the Royal Colleges and Faculties with regards to assessment in postgraduate medical training.

Its main responsibilities are to:

  • Coordinate and facilitate the work of the medical Royal Colleges and Faculties on issues related to postgraduate medical assessment
  • Work in conjunction with other relevant bodies relating to assessment in postgraduate medical

The Committee is chaired by professor Andrew Elder and consists of representatives from:

  • Each Royal College and Faculty represented on the Academy and also the JCST and JRCPTB
  • Academy Trainee Doctors’ Group
  • Academy Patient/Lay Group
  • GMC
  • Chair/Lead of Academy Foundation Programme Committee 

Published work

Guidance for standard setting: Framework for high stakes postgraduate competency-based examinations (2015)

Guidance in standards for candidate feedback: Summative postgraduate medical examinations in the UK (2015)

Requirements for Colleges and Faculties in Relation to Examiners and Assessors (2014)

Guidance for good practice in examination appeals (2013)

Adjustment principles for examination candidates with disabilities (2013)

The 2010 forum produced a Workplace Based Assessment Forum Outcomes report

In July 2009 AAC produced a report, Improving Assessment, looking at a UK wide approach to assessment with common standards and common processes and instruments

In May 2009 ACC in conjunction with PMETB (merged with the GMC in April 2010) published a report, Workplace Based Assessment Guidance, providing guidance on designing and implementing workplace based assessments  for all doctors.

Committee managed by Claire Coomber