We continue our work towards improving assessments for doctors in post graduate medical training.
Currently we are working on:

  • Collaborating with stakeholders to develop guidance and a common formula for colleges on granting reasonable adjustments for candidates with neurodiverse conditions
  • Known and unknown bias in examiners and assessors. This is being done with a view to producing guidance for colleges, considering the implications of bias and highlighting areas of good practice in terms of training.
  • Exploring patient input into developing and performing high stakes clinical examinations across Colleges, as well as looking at whether patient experience is part of the trainee assessment

Later in 2020 we plan to look at the experiences of trainers and trainees in differential attainment, with the possibility of hosting a cross-specialty forum.

Our most recent completed work includes:

  • Academic dishonesty. Exploring the prevention and detection of cheating in, before and after summative examinations as well workplace based assessments.
  • Managing Access Arrangements for Candidates Requests Adjustments in High Stakes Assessments

All work in this area is carried out by our Assessment Committee, chaired by Gareth Griffiths and managed by Claire Coomber. For further information on any of our past or current work in assessment please contact Claire Coomber.