Evaluating the clinical performance of trainee doctors and health professionals’, based on objective, valid, reliable and impactful assessment tools is important in current practice environments. At the forefront of this movement are workplace-based assessments (WBAs). Work-based assessment were designed to provide a means of assessing clinical skills objectively, within the workplace, permitting assessment of the top tiers of Millers Pyramid (Miller, 1990). The term ‘workplace-based assessment’ describes a number of tools such as DOPS, Case-based discussion and mini-CEX, each of which is designed to assess different components of clinical practice.
This interactive workshop will explore current workplace-based assessment tools taking examples from best practices across the globe. It will include the workplace-based assessment tools, and also the opportunity to discuss the challenges faced when using these types of assessments.